I just purchased a porcupine puffer a couple of days ago and I have tried to feed it chopped krill and brine shrimp but it doesnt seem to care for it. I was just wonderin if he still might be in shock in my tank or is it a real problem
The puffer I had, either had poor eyesite or a very focused attention span. He knew when I was coming up to the tank to feed him, but unless the krill practically fall in front of is face, he ignored it. If he saw it, however, he attacked it as if it had called him a dirty name.
Hey, try putting some Garlic extreme in some frozen food or freeze dried Krill and that should work. Also, they are slow swimmers, let me know if you have tangs, Wrasses or triggers that can possibly out compete him for the food that falls in the tank.
I would also try pieces of fresh shrimp or squid, or if it is a very small puffer mysis shrimp.
They are big eaters, so if it doesn't even look interested in food it may be a problem. Mine has the same issues as BillyZ, if it isn't focused on the food it normally will drop right by it without it ever seeing it.