I got my bass just over two weeks ago. I am pretty sure he is a cichla Ocellaris, but not positive yet... LFS did not know. Over the past week, he has grabbed one small piece of shrimp and one small food stick but spit them out faster then he grabbed them. I give him 3-4 little feeder guppies every 4 days. And he hit the shrimp and stick when I put them in the net and dropped them in the water like I do the feeder guppies. So.... progress? Lol but how do I get him to hold on or swallow the other food?!? He has lived on about 6 baby guppies per week over the a duration of 2.5 weeks. Any more recommendations? Or just keep at it? Posting pics to see sizes of fish and food and potentially confirm identification.