Yep, it really is amazing what you can find at pet stores these days. I found my boy, Quasar, at petco. I'd send him to a show in a heartbeat, if I could. His babies are 6 weeks old today. Hopefully there's a future Best In Show wiggling around in the growout!
Luckily, my LFS is very open to learning. I go in there at least once a week and hold "fish class" for the customers and employees, LOL.
I wouldn't breed him to a cambo VT, unless she's one you just HAVE to breed. I'd find him a nice black orchid, dragon, or metallic HM girl.