Unfortunately I couldnt get my rhom to eat what I wanted him to. I tried shrimp of all kinds, and he maybe ate two of those. Well, I have had him since the first of Feb. and he finally ate last night. Believe it or not, he took down 22 Rosy Reds between 2-3 inches. I bought 24, and just threw them all in for the heck of it. Only two remain. I guess the point is, it may take longer than this to train your fish on non-live food. I really didn't want to risk this fish due to how great he is. Hopefully your fish catch on quicker.