Its newly developed fins allow it to swim for longer periods, and its skin has also become more vibrant. Perhaps something is happening?
Young dragons are relatively defenseless. They are born with relatively soft scales, which are shed and replaced with harder ones as the hatchling matures. Once a hatchling’s wings grow in, it marks the beginning of maturation. At this point they are often capable of hunting on their own and are usually left alone by their mother.
(The owner of this hatchling is accepting aid from others.)