Yeah, pellets are the toughest. I still can't get mine to eat pellets even though the ray eats pellets and I still offer it everyday. Mine would not eat bloodworms. I'm ok with them eating frozen shrimp and smelts for now.I gave him few different kind of pellets, one of them my other indo tiger would eat. besides the pellet, I tried superworm (food for my HBA), bloodworm, and even small feeder.