lol thanks guys!! I'm sooo happy with him. I got him to flare at a mirror today, and it was magnificent! His beard is that deep bloodred color with the red around the edge. He looks so regal with the colors he has!! I also got him to eat today, which is awesome. Usually my new fish don't eat until the third day or so.
As for his color, he is definitely a dragonscale. The picture that shows iridescence is actually a trick of the camera. I'll get some better pictures of him now that I've gotten the tank light replaced. Before, I was taking pictures of him in his cup on my nightstand... not the best lighting! Now to figure out how to get him to hold still long enough... lol