when it comes to cherrys and the red in them i would say get the best you can to start with. im not for sure what the top one is be it painted fires or sukara red. but once you get them you will need to cull to keep the best possible red in the tank cause over time lower grades will show up. there are lots of neo colors out there now if you want to work with your own. i like rili cause i get several colors out of the original reds i started with. i have the red and clear, blues, red and blue mix, blue with red on the head. green tinted, and even ones i call purple. alot of people have been playing with the chocolate neos as well and have had several different color morphs come from them as well. so its kinda your call.