Now that just about all of my orange x cello babies are jarred, I have space for another spawn! I'm planning on a blue based spawn using my cellophane SD girl, Solstice, and either my black/turquoise orchid DT boy Gallifrey, or my turquoise HM boy Rory.
She's filled out some since this was taken. She has a lovely thick body, a perfect topline, and is experienced. She came from an orange x white dragon spawn, and may carry DT. She passes on her thick body and really great dorsals in her fry. I'd get a more recent picture, but she's currently hanging out with the last few of her 14 week old fry in the growout. I couldn't ask for a better momma!
As you can see, he isn't as finny as Quasar, having only 4 rays, but his color is amazing, with no red wash. My concern about using him with Solstice is that I'd end up with more deltas than anything, seeing as they are both 4 ray fish.
This is my best picture of Gallifrey - he's really a lot nicer IRL, he just hates the camera. He's a DT with nice even lobes, at least 8 rays (hard to count because the black is so dark), and a very nice topline. He is a bit short bodied, but that wouldn't be a problem if I bred him to Solstice. He does have a few faint red spots in his anal and caudal, but they're only visible when back lit. He has curled ventrals, I'm not sure if that was caused by environmental factors or genetics. He has very nice deportment. Breeding with him would also test weather Solstice carries DT.
Honestly, I'm leaning heavily toward Gallifrey, and waiting until Liz Kauai is ready to ship her youngsters so I can "import" a more finny girl for Rory.