I didn't know that there was a disease called Velvet. I named him that cause he looked like he would feel like velvet if you touched him. He was so cool I could take my wedding band off and hold it up to his bowl and he would act all aggressive and drop that fin and his red coloring would be so intense. He was a beautiful fish. My son bought me a red violet with blue on his fins I didn't want another red one so soon I'm to sad for that right now. Maybe later on I will spot one that will get to me. You all have a great night. I gotta get the old man some dinner he just got home and of course I'm on the computer.