In light of a special occasion (1 month being with me
) I decided to feed Tvarscki his (freeze-dried) blood worms (it's all Walmart had). I dropped one into the tank, he swims up, grabs it and pulls it under. He then, spits it out and makes a sharp turn with his body and smacks the blood worm to the surface, he does this a couple of times, before he finally eats it. He tries to do the same thing with flakes but they break up into little pieces after he spits them out. :\
Does anyone else's betta have to play with their food before they eat it? Or is this just the way they eat and I'm just now noticing it?