I decided to use Meghan, a successful gal with getting my DT to spawn, and well... this morning they are spawning, and they were in last night. She knew exactly what to do right away, there was a little chasing on his end, and now they are spawning.
It's too bad she's a VT, but at least she's not from wholesalers.
The DT is fairly young though, small-bodied and has done some growing since I've gotten him. I expect reds and blues for the fry (and of coure some "whaaaat?" in there too :p)