Ok....I'm getting a bit paranoid about my fish. My goldfish sent me off the walls going crazy with panic every time I think they're sick, and the same with my betta.
Recently I have been checking Omelette every day
for velvet. I have a strong flashlight and he doesn't mind when I shine it on him for inspection. Recently I realized that even though he's blue with a dark head, his belly and the area around his pelvic find have a fine gold dusting.
His tank temperature is normally around 80 degrees due to the very hot weather we've been having. I haven't had to use his heater all summer.
I can't get any pictures today of this strange coloring. Whenever I plug my camera into this computer, it goes berserk and everything crashes because the computer is so slow and has so many pictures on it already (2000+). My mom sells furniture, so that's the reason for all the pics, and today I'll help her figure out what pictures to delete so I can hopefully post some here.
Also the webcam on this thing is horrible, and using it would mean that the fish would look like a dark blob...
Sooooo, is this coloring normal? My fish has never shown any symptoms of velvet.