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2 years ago after buying my first batch of carbon rillis from Dean Peltier I had a mutation where almost all of the dark blue was gone (picture 1)

After 3 to 4 generations I ended up with some cherries that were extremely translucent blue (picture 2) and I worked on massively culling the light ones and line breeding the bluest full bodied shrimp.

After two solid years I have achieved line breeding what overseas breeders call the blue dream cherry and they breed true. Although they do throw the odd carbon rilli still :p Hopefully in a years time I will have enough for everyone to enjoy what I think are one of the bluest cherries in the world.

Enjoy :D

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yeswaitnosorry

Wow! Just wow! Beautiful blues. Thank you for sharing the photos. : SLOBBER :

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ineke

Very nice indeed. Love the blues!

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inverted

Looks great got any juvies .... ;)

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jayc

1st dibs, if they ever go on sale!

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Garnelchen

Oh wow! They are beautiful!

My favourite colour!

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Squiggle

Fantastic stuff dude, well done! :thumbsu:

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Shrimp Aqua

Well done Gbang, Love them blues.

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fishmosy

Wow gorgeous mate. Glad your hard work is paying off.

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Gbang

Thanks guys. Unfortunately I wont have any for sale for a while as I still do have to fine tune the colours and of course.....have more than 20 lol

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JPN07

They look great G. Love blue dreams.

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Daydream

Love your work glen

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KillieOrCory

Look great! Keep up the good work, as I want some! : SLOBBER :

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Nate37YMS

WOW, Just WOW, dude they are gorgeous, one day i will have bred my own colours :)

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yeswaitnosorry

hehe there will be a bun fight to be in the queue   : DIZZY :

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Ronskitz

Wowzers they are beautiful

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Kitz

love those jelly blue color cherry!!! Congratz!!!

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Gbang

I managed to take some more coooool photos :D

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inverted

They are soo sick. I think that colour blue just pops!

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yeswaitnosorry

oooh you are just so cruel teasing us with those photos. I am sure there will so many of us calling dibs.

They are gorgeous shrimp.

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newbreed

Such a brilliant blue!! Great work mate!!

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