Does My Fish Have Velvet?

gilbertsmom

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A few days ago, I asked if my fish had ich, because I was concerned about a couple of spots on his head. But yesterday I noticed that his gill area is a silver/gold colour. I don’t remember him having that before, so could he have velvet? If he does, can you please list treatment suggestions? (Preferably ones that are more natural, but if I have to purchase medication, that’ll be ok). Sorry for the blur/low quality
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Please help

gilbertsmom said:
Please help
I wanna start treatment asap if he does have it
 

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From the first pic, he doesn't look like he's infected. 2nd and 3rd pics are too blurry.
 

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I can't really tell by these photos, but you will know in a day or two if it is. I had some mollies with it a while ago and it became noticeable pretty quickly. It looks almost like a powder or dust on them, and I saw it first on the top of their heads and then on their fins.

If it is velvet, turning up the heat and turning lights off/covering the tank so no light gets in will help. Velvet actually photosynthesizes, so cutting of light as a source of energy helps to keep it from reproducing.
 
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I can’t really tell since he’s orange in colour & gold is a similar colour What I was concerned about was the gold underneath his gills. I had no idea it spreads like that onto faces :O
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This is an older pic but it’s the closest I can get to focusing on his face

PatientStars said:
I can't really tell by these photos, but you will know in a day or two if it is. I had some mollies with it a while ago and it became noticeable pretty quickly. It looks almost like a powder or dust on them, and I saw it first on the top of their heads and then on their fins.

If it is velvet, turning up the heat and turning lights off/covering the tank so no light gets in will help. Velvet actually photosynthesizes, so cutting of light as a source of energy helps to keep it from reproducing.
Thank you!
 
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