i had an elephant nose once...bad experience. loved the fish, but it wouldnt eat ANYTHING! tried live brine, bloodworms, tubafix, even frozen of all the stuff i just listed. wouldnt touch flake either. one time tho, he did nibble tubafix worms. i tried other stuff too, just cant remember.
the water was fine and everything, must have been a bad fish. It really made me mad tho, cuz i got it from an lfs
that i really liked and trusted, never had one of their fish die....
anyways, what tropicfishman says is exactly what ive heard. i also saw it at that lfs
too, where the guy had his own tank behind the counter, and he would always hand feed it