I recently purchased a beautiful half moon double tail male and I am unsure if the shimmery color on his scales is velvet or his natural metallic coloring. If you are experienced at recognizing velvet please look at the pictures below and let me know what you think.
(I am having trouble getting the pictures to insert) Please bare with me.
The first image link is from when I first purchased him and the second was taken about a month after I purchased him. If this is velvet then it appears as though it has improved from when I first purchased him, perhaps the aquarium salt I have been using. However, if this isn't velvet I suppose the apparent difference could just be a result of different lighting.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.