Originally Posted by Mal72
I just got my first baby today, too! He looks like he is going to be teal and red. Possibly a crowntail? His tail looks like yours does! I've always had adults, but this little guy (at least they told me he was a guy) stole my heart. I am not sure how to care differently for a young betta--other than making the food smaller. I have him in a heated 1-gallon right now, but will move him to a 5 gallon when he gets older like my other two boys.
Looks like a CT to me too!
Congrats on your new baby!
They are much harder work than adults so be prepared!
They stress really easy so put him/her in a low traffic area without drafts.
you want the temp up to between 82-84* for a baby.
Also make sure you feed more often than you would an adult.
Live food is best, but if you cant get live I'd suggest trying to find frozen baby brine shrimp I think petsmart sells it. If you cant baby get adult and chop them up.
1 gallon is fine for a baby but once he/she gets about 1.25" you'll want to upgrade to 2 gallons or more.
I think that about covers it! Goodluck :)