Wanted: Fire Red Cherry Shrimp

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  1. Vis_finger

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    Hi Guys,

    Anyone you can refer to me to in the JHB area....looking for higher grades to start a breeding group?
     
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    Something like this?
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    You're welcome to PM me if you're interested.
     
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    Looks awesome @Pezulu
     
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    They do look awesome. Any other colors?


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    Stunning! PM sent
     
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    I have Orange /Sunburst starting to breed, although they won't be available for at least a year or so until I have the colour strain locked down.
     
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    Gotta love this forum and the guys on it! Hoping to pick up some of Pezulu's fire Red beauties tomorrow :thumbup:
     
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    Lucky man!! how many are you getting?
     
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    9 fire red and 1 painted red...or if Pezulu is feeling generous, perhaps 8 fire red and 2 Painted:D
     
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    really stoked...i started a breeding group from low grade RCS in the past so this time starting with quality stock should be so much more rewarding!
     
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    ok i had to google the difference!! so these are 2 grades of RCS.. and they will pop like crazy so i might be contacting you soon for some :p
    ill swap you for some blue dreams!! i have 2 berried blue dreams at the momment
     
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    well more than two grades, Red Cherries are the base, then Sakura Red, Fire Red and Painted Red. Theres also a bloody Mary but this comes from a Chocolate brown brown derivative. Unlike the RCS, the bloody mary has red flesh and clear exoskeleton....crazy red...probably the deepest red variation...crazy expensive too
     
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    ok ive learn something new!! I though they were all called RCS with different grades LOL!!
    ok so the K@kest ones are RCS
     
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    beauty is in the eye of the beholder lol even within each grade you get higher grade RCS and lower grade RCS, same with other grades

    The K@Kest ones are the clear wild type ones in my opinion...especially when they get really large..you can pick these up for R5 a pop usually :)
     
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    LOL i have a one foot at work full of them... some @hole sold them to me for 10 bux a pop and said their offsprings will be colourful!!

    LOL i got shnied big time.. but they clean well I guess.

    but now, tell me.. if I bread a proper red with a wild, what happens? is there a chance of getting something decent? cause i saw a chart with wild being the base for all colours...or am i wrong
     
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    btw... i have no work to do so this might end up becoming a very long thread...
     
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    I could be wrong and Pezulu could probably answer better. Its a bit of a lucky packet when you cross them from my experience and will depend on the genetics of both, more so the wildtype. I had a whole mixed population of rcs and wildtypes and with some luck and time i got a few yellow and light blue variations but stabilizing the line was hard as the offspring would often revert. Introducing some good specimens from external sources wouldve helped
     
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    From Pezulu... all credit to him for sharing this with me

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    this might actually be a fun project to take on.. if my rainbows fail, i will go full on Shrimp. I currently have 3 shrimp tanks.. my precious one is the blue deams i got from @Christiaan Duvenage they are growing beautifully
     
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    sound like regardless you going to be trying it anyways :lol:
     

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