mine eats bloodworm, mysis, bits of lancefish, market prawns and eats hikari sinking carnivore. have also seen it take the odd floating pellet. Great fish mines a bit of a character, they don't grow past around 6" either
Mine eats frozen blood worm chunks, live red worms, an ghost shrimp. Haven't seen him eat any sort of pellets. He will come to the surface to grab a chunk of worms. He's in a tank fish a Severum an some Angels but he holds his own when it's time to eating.