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Please id the type and quality of this shrimp.

I bought these at my LFS labeled cherry shrimp. However they look blood red and of high quality. One is even pregnant!


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Pic isnt that great but it looks like a Cherry or Sakura to me.
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Yeah look sakura/fire red to me. Picture is a bit blurry


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Re: Please id the type and quality of this shrimp.

Sorry I took about ten and that was the best one. What is the pricing on one of these? I'm breeding them and expect my first batch within 4 weeks.

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Too transparent to be a fire red, true fire reds are completely opaque. If you're lucky you'll get $2 a piece, it's doubtful though seeing as people sell supreme reds for $3-4 now. A more realistic price would be $1-2
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Too transparent to be a fire red, true fire reds are completely opaque. If you're lucky you'll get $2 a piece, it's doubtful though seeing as people sell supreme reds for $3-4 now. A more realistic price would be $1-2
Maybe this will help.
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=159785


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See, this is where is gets confusing. there is no definite grading of cherries, it really is more subjective like when some has crs and says mine is redder. heh

Fire red to me means complete coverage, but you can still see the saddle, where as PFR means to me that it is opaque and can't see through the shell.

Keep in mind people are not "right" or "wrong" on their opinions, it's just that standards and names differ from one person to another.


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Re: Please id the type and quality of this shrimp.

Ahh, thank you all! Hopefully my bright red will pop out some brighter red babies!

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See, this is where is gets confusing. there is no definite grading of cherries, it really is more subjective like when some has crs and says mine is redder. heh

Fire red to me means complete coverage, but you can still see the saddle, where as PFR means to me that it is opaque and can't see through the shell.

Keep in mind people are not "right" or "wrong" on their opinions, it's just that standards and names differ from one person to another.
Very true, and I am a bit of a nazi when it comes to grading I've offended more than a few people by telling them that despite the patterning of their CRS or CBS they are not SS or SSS, they are culls because of their coloration.

Grading is very subjective, there are some who are grade relatively strictly and then there are some who decide they just want to pass off their shrimp as the highest grade possible. In the end there are plenty of wrong ways to grade a shrimp but no one true "correct" scale.
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