Darn it, I'd written up a response and then my browser went splat.
I plan on feeding him cichlid pellets and some frozen bloodworms or brine shrimp now and then. I'm too much of a pushover to feed him feeders.
I didn't feed him for the first 24 hours, so he got a pellet last night a little before I turned the light off and one this morning. He hides when I approach the tank and I didn't see him eat either pellet. Last night's was gone when I turned his light off. I don't know whether he ate it or it sank and was just somewhere that I couldn't see it on the bottom. This morning, he hadn't eaten it in the 10 minutes between me putting it in there and leaving for work.
He hides when the lights in the room come on. Hopefully that's just him being cautious in his new environment. He does come out, but will zip back to hide in the boat ornament when I approach the tank. I hope he relaxes and starts associating me with food so that he'll stay out.
Since it's not really light out this time of year when I get up for work, I'm turning on the lights outside the room his tank in for a few minutes before turning on the room lights, and then his tank light. I'm hoping that makes for less of a surprise than just having lights come on suddenly and brightly. I do want to hook his tank light up to a timer eventually, but don't want to rush it.
I worry about the little guy, but then I worry about any new fish I get until I'm sure they're secure and comfy.