It requires a peaceful community in a larger aquarium with a sandy substrate, and abundant hiding places. It tends to hide during the acclimation process to the new aquarium until it feels safe. Regular meals consisting of a variety of live items such as black worms and brine shrimp and prepared meaty items should bring it out of hiding. The Hi-Hat will comb the sandy bottom looking for worms, crustaceans, and small fish if it is hungry. It may even eat the occasional fireworm.