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Hi,

I have had 6 Calvus for a month or two now (not wild caught). Everything is great and the fish are eating anything i put into the tank apart from the one thing i really, really want them to eat which is NLS Pellets as this is the food i mainly give all mt fish.

These little buggers won't touch it. I have tried putting 3-4 little pellets in each day to see if they get used to them but they are still just spitting them out.

I have one little Calvus in my main tank and he was like that when i first bought him he was just spitting them out, but after about a week he started eating them and now eats it all the time with no drama. (Just a note to say that he will be going in with the other Calvus i have, thats if i can catch the little blighter, no luck yet anyway lol.)

I thought all my other little Calvus might of gotten used to them by now but obviously not. Is there any tips/tricks to get theses little picky fish to want to eat them????

Also what is good things to feed Calvus while they are not eating the pellets??

Look forward to hopefully some helpful replys.
 

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You can try soaking them first for 10 minutes as they may be reacting to their hard texture. You also might try forcing it on them and not giving them a choice (hunger is a good motivator). Last resort is to go online and try a food flavour enhancer for picky fish.

FYIW, my comps relish their NLS growth formula. I always soak for 10 minutes before sticking it in the tanks. I also feed freeze dried Mysis shrimp as well. The little buggers are growing fast on 2 meals a day.

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Don't give them anything else. Mine do eat the NLS, but they don't seem to gobble it. They sort of watch 3 pellets drift by and maybe they might snap up the 4th. They do pick up the pellets that hit the substrate though...eventually. I don't feed them as much as the equivalent size mbuna because they don't seem hungry.
 

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Try feeding them NLS Flake first then switch them over to NLS growth and/or cichlid pellets.
 
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