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What Do YOU Want To See Coming Out of My Tank Room?!

So, I've been kicking around some ideas, and as some of you know, gearing up for a huge refocus on high end cherry breeding, and I was wanting some input. I started selective breeding cherries several years ago, not with the intention of selling, but just because it interested me, and it was something that held my interest over a long period of time (a rarity for me!) What I ended up with was PFR, PFR's with pink stripes, and a few other crazy size and pattern variations. Back then, I wasn't selling anything, and when I finally started selling my PFR, it was before there was a heavy interest in freshwater shrimp, and most weren't willing to pay for a high end cherry. After ordering several upon several "painted fire red" shrimp and getting nothing but fire shrimp at best, it sort of re-ignited my want to put real, honest PFR on the market for others. With that, I want to pose this question to you folk. If you were to buy painted fire shrimp from me, what would be more desirable to you as an individual buyer?
A. Solid, red bodied, full red legged Painted Fire, or
B. "Cadillac" Painted Fire, same as PFR, but with a solid pink stripe running down the back?
Here's a pic of each, which are also in my profile pics along with others. Hopefully your comments here will help influence which of the two I will be focusing on delivering!

Standard PFR



Cadillac PFR

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Low grade CRS, I know there is a market for them!


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I actually agree cherry shrimp are a great addition to a clean up crew but cheap low grade cherries are harder to find than the high grade counterparts.

But regular pfr out of the choices.
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The regular PFR is my choice. And lower grade CRS too!!

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Low grade crs? You can pick them up for less than a dollar each on ebay, seems there's a healthy abundance of them there. The "culls" that come out of my tanks usually aren't anything lower than high grade Sakura, and standards are a pretty rare occurrence in my tanks. I could toss them in a tenner and let them have at it, if CRS is something you guys would be interested in...but mainly I'm looking to see what sort of high grade to devote extra tank space and time to.
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Perhaps you should create a poll but i prefer w/o the line.
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Low grade crs? You can pick them up for less than a dollar each on ebay, seems there's a healthy abundance of them there.

CRS = Crystal Red Shrimp. You asked a question, people aren't reading your whole post they are just answering your question


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Low grade crs? You can pick them up for less than a dollar each on ebay, seems there's a healthy abundance of them there. The "culls" that come out of my tanks usually aren't anything lower than high grade Sakura, and standards are a pretty rare occurrence in my tanks. I could toss them in a tenner and let them have at it, if CRS is something you guys would be interested in...but mainly I'm looking to see what sort of high grade to devote extra tank space and time to.
Please PM me next time you see CRS for less than a dollar!!!

Cheapest I've ever seen them is $3/each shipped.


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Please PM me next time you see CRS for less than a dollar!!!

Cheapest I've ever seen them is $3/each shipped.

She thinks you're talking about RCS. LOL...talk about confusing each other!


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A. Solid, red bodied, full red legged Painted Fire

Super opaque and LARGE.
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I'd prefer the solid A choice in my tanks...
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Are you seeing that stripe on the males too?


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LOL Jeebus, what a lame job I am. Sorry, I am fried! I'm talking about RCS, not crystal....
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What Do YOU Want To See Coming Out of My Tank Room?!
Oh I could of had soo much fun with that question...Seems alot of people are looking for different colored neo, orange, PFR, yellow, orange rili etc. As far as just PFR that racing stripe really annoys some people, so I'd have to say one without the racing stripe.

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Are you seeing that stripe on the males too?
It's not as common, but I am seeing a very small number that have the same line, but not as pronounced. As you probably know, males don't carry color intensity like females do, and most of my male PFR look like extremely high grade Fire Reds, a smaller number actually look like PFR, and all of them have solid red legs, regardless of opacity.

PFR male with heavy PFR coloration


Male is right above PFR female, has deep PFR color, but fire opacity-
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