When I got this little guy a few weeks ago, he was mostly red with some light blue scales. After examining him with a flashlight, I noticed that he had some gold iridescence and the tips of his fins are turning turquoise, but are a bit iridescent as well. Basically, he is the most spastic and energetic (we named him spazz) little guy that I've ever seen.. every time I come near the tank he swims as fast as he can to the front and swims around. He is also attempting to build a bubble nest with the filter bubbles, and likes to swim through the filter output.. he's a strange one. Either way, no signs of illness except for a potential dusting of gold, but appears as if he almost has a natural iridescence wherever the blue is (especially on the tips of fins, in between fins by the base and near the blue scales). When I first got him, I treated for parasites with general cure because he had one on his tail (i think), which ate a huge hole right through the middle, and he was flashing like a mad man. The flashing has totally stopped, and he is now just a happy little guy with way too much energy, and I'm sure I'm being overcautious. I am treating with aq salt for a little while (1/2 tsp per gallon) to be sure, but does anyone think this is velvet?
Water params are perfect, tank is heated and filtered, and I do a 25% wc every day. (He is waiting for a fishless cycle to finish on his 7 gal, so he's living in a 2gal jar for now.)