Hey ya'll, I just joined today as I got a new texas cichlid yesterday. He has been in the tank less than 24 hrs. so I am not terribly worried yet about him not eating as he's probably still adjusting, but he looks hungry and is already searching the tank for food. I tried to feed him sinking pellets and he was not interested at all, the pet store I got him from said that he was a surrender and not from their stock, so I'm assuming his previous owner either fed him floating or live food. The problem is, I don't have access to floating cichlid foods at this time (only general tropical fish foods) and the only live foods I have are a singular feeder goldfish and some earthworms; both of which I know are really fatty and may carry parasites. Any tips on how to get him to eat the pellets? Also, I have heard that you can feed them other meats and vegetables such as chicken, ham, and peas in moderation if prepared the right way, is this true? And if so, how should I prepare them? Thanks a bunch!