I'm terribly sorry to hear that the male is very poorly formed. I know he has the split ventrals, of course, but I had thought he was pretty good otherwise. Had I realized his form was poor, I never would have bought him in the first place.
Just because he is not perfect dose not mean he can't give you one or two good fry. Then you can use the good offspring of his to breed next time.
I am going try to breed my cellophane dumbo ear female to eithier my snow dragon male or my white dumbo male I also have a young yellow halfmoon female. my goal is to get yellow dumbo ear with the nice metallic irridesence. I am not sure of the age of the white dumbo but the male dragon is building a nest. Has anyone tried this type of cross?
I have not quite discovered how to post pictures yet but I have uploaded an album of the female and the two males.
I bought this OHM boy today to go with my DT girl. He's actually a sibling of hers. I am hoping they should make for a really fun spawn, should I ever get the hang of this! I should get DT and DTHM fancy dragons in a variety of colors?
However, the Dalmatian spotting acts as a dominant gene, overpowering all else and affecting nearly every member of a spawn with darker orange or red splotches of color in the fins. This only seems to affect the Non Red fish -- yellow, orange and blue/yellow or blue/orange bicolors -- and not irids or reds. I assume (but it hasn't yet been tested) that breeding an Orange Dalmatian with an iridescent fish will produce offspring with spots affecting their yellow areas in the F2.