After the recent death of a loved betta- a friend had given me a baby for my birthday! Now, I'm a bit distressed since, I kind of murdered the last one(Oh Gloria :c I couldn't get your meds on time! Can't forget the grand ol' time we had trying to diagnose you.. yeah...) It also doesn't help that I've no idea how to care for the little one!
Anyway, I would like to bring you all on our journey~ I will not get too attached to this boy as of yet since he is quite young and susceptible to disease. Therefore he will not be named until I see him grow much older.
The current conditions for his living are quite.. interesting. I had to pull out a heater from my cycling tank(goodbye, cycle.) and shove it into -gasp-
a vase! I hear that young ones are placed in small volumes of water while breeding, so I figured it was alright as long as I had a heater in it. From the looks of it, seems to be a .5 gallon. I have it at 80-82 degrees with a tiny bit of anacharis. I'm also feeding him hikari bio-gold pellets (4 a day cut in half) spread out between two feedings. Oh, I will also be changing the water 50% a day since I hear that's also good for their growth.
I seem to have forgotten the most important part, huh! Pictures.
(He has a kink at the end of his tail, I wonder if that will harm him in the long run)
It will be distorted for quite a while due to the vase's glass work. I will probably put the little one in a 1g/2g if/when he gets older. Also, if I'm doing something wrong with the care- please do not hesitate to correct me!