So, this is my second attempt at keeping this fish. The first time I got a small one (1") and he made a burrow and I never saw him again. Never came out for feeding, never took the food I left in from of his burrow. After a week I declared him KIA, my first fish loss.
Last week I decided to try again. The LFS
had a health 3" one that I figured would be much easier to track (and I was right). I see him do a lap around the tank about once a day, but he decided to burrow behind my rock work. I left a good 1"-2" of space between the rock and glass so I would always have access, but it is annoying.
Anyway, its been almost a week and he hasn't eaten anything. I assume he could be finding stuff to eat on his own but I would rather not rely on that. Right now I feed my tank inhabitants a little flake food (usually for the sake of guests), a frozen carnivore preparation, mysis shrimp, and nori (for the tangs). I offer the flakes on the surface of course, but feed the mysis and carnivore prep via a syringe. I have shot the food at the YWG while he swims, and just outside his burrow when he is in there. Is the right way to go about this or am I missing something?