im actually thinking of just getting some really cheap ones to possibly try my luck and learn about them a little first. then probably introduce some painted reds into the tank every so often. i found a place with the wild type of cherries as well. i was thinking it would be super cool to breed those with painted reds and watch the generations grow more and more red.
Breeding wild types with cherries will not get you "more and more red". You will get the opposite actually.