Getting a dwarf puffer to eat non-live foods

  1. L

    Lindsey Stallings Valued Member Member

    Hi guys!

    I'm trying to get one of my three pea puffers to eat frozen foods. The others are fine with frozen food. One has even had them for a year now and is happy. This one I've had for about 2 months and it really won't eat anything. I'm assuming she eats the trumpet snails I sometimes put in the tank or otherwise she wouldn't be alive. But I can't buy snails often enough for all three of them to eat. And I really really don't want to do live foods otherwise. My husband isn't a fan of it and he has a hard enough time accepting my hobby. Haha. At this point, I'm contemplating taking her back and just buying another and hoping that one isn't as picky. I even tried getting garlic guard today for her. I soaked bloodworms in it - no luck. Any other ideas, guys? Currently, I've tried frozen brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms. All to no avail.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. F

    Florian Pellet Well Known Member Member

    Out of curiosity, how did you get the other two to eat frozen food?
  3. OP

    Lindsey Stallings Valued Member Member

    Didn't do anything in particular. Just thawed the frozen food and gave it to them. Lots of pea puffers are fine with frozen food.