Thank you. I don't think he has velvet. When I shine my desk light on him he just has a yellow sheen. Not shiny, and not gold, just yellow. I think it's part of his coloring.
I will lower my temp. I am not sure of my pH, but I can check it. I am pretty sure we have soft water and I add IAL extract to it anyway.
I have added garlic to the pellets and keep it in the fridge and feed him morning and night with the garlic pellets, 2 per feeding.
The guy in my avatar is my HM guy.... who has since bit his tail!! (see my picture post "Absolutely Ridiculous"). My CT guy, Cielo, is this guy (minus a few rays!):