Our newest betta, Jack Skellington, is already preferring to be fed with a little dropper thing I picked up at the doctors office last week. You know how they sell the turkey baster type things to clean your tank? Well I was getting blood drawn at the doctor and noticed that they had a bunch of small, disposable ones. I asked if I could have a couple of them, and after looking at me like I'm crazy, the nurse gave me a couple. I explained why I wanted them after that! Anyway, Jack enjoys it when we put a pellet in the end of the dropper, he'll either grab it from the dropper or if we squeeze the pellet into the water he will chase it.
All of our bettas enjoy playing little food games like that. Most will jump for the food like others have been saying. I love the way it feels when they grab food from your finger! It's so cute and sweet the way you can feel their tiny mouth grabbing the food. Most of ours will also follow our finger, get excited when we come in the room, and one of them, Eric, always has to be fed first, otherwise his feelings get hurt. Eric is a massive wiggle dancer when he's about to be fed! One time, I was feeding everyone and I had already showed Eric the food container so he got excited. Then I remembered something and ran out of the room for only a few seconds. I came back to feed him, and he was hiding in the back of his tank and would not come out to eat! He was sulking! It was sad. So now, he is always fed first, and if we need to walk by his tank with food, we actually need to hide the container so he won't see it and get upset!