# Red Fish Blue ꟻish

You are presented the following six cards.

The red cards are rotations of F, and the blue cards are rotations of ꟻ (backwards F). Your goal is to make it so that the red cards are rotations of ꟻ (backwards F) and the blue cards are rotations of F in the minimal number of moves.

Allowed moves:

• Rotate a blue card 90 degrees clockwise
• Flip a blue card horizontally (e.g. b becomes d)
• Flip a red card vertically (e.g. P becomes b)

Restrictions:

• At no time may any two cards look the same ignoring color.
• At no time may any card look like a normal F. Only a rotation or reflection thereof.
• @QuantumTwinkie Only because I can't find a Unicode character for an upside-down F. So I'm using P as an example instead. The example would not occur with the actual cards. I'm just using it to accurately demonstrate what "flip vertically" means. May 27 '18 at 15:11
• @QuantumTwinkie Did I say you can rotate the red cards? :) May 27 '18 at 15:25
• FYI, the reversed-F symbol isn't showing up correctly on my screen: i.stack.imgur.com/2Z6mI.png May 27 '18 at 16:09
• @noedne Yes, it looks like "Red Fish Blue [little box with symbols] ish". May 27 '18 at 16:17
• @noedne I'd rather leave the title as it is, since it's not important in solving the puzzle. May 27 '18 at 16:17

I think I can do it in $10$ moves as follows: rotate b3, rotate b1, flip r3, flip b3, rotate b1, flip r1, flip b2, flip r2, rotate b3, flip b1. I do not have good pictures of this process.