These are high grade blue bolt shrimp with deep blue color.
Blue Bolt shrimp are a variety of Taiwan Bee shrimp, they are a mutation of crystal red, crystal black, and golden bee shrimp. Like all Caridina shrimp, blue bolts prefer clean, soft acidic water with a pH of 6 - 6.8, and gH of 4 - 6, they require cool temperature between 68 and 78 degrees F.
Aquarium must be fully cycled with a lot of biofilms and plants for them to graze on. Ammonia and nitrite should always be zero, nitrate under 25ppm. Weekly water change of 10-20% is suggested to keep the nitrate low. Feed only 2-3 times a week as overfeeding will cause shrimp death.
Breeding blue bolt shrimp is the same as breeding crystal red shrimp. Female shrimp will carry the eggs for about 30 days until they are hatched to miniature size of their parents. It is important to have a well established aquarium in order for the shrimplets to survive as they can only consume biofilms until they grow older.
Common Name: High grade Blue Bolt, Dark Blue bolt, Extreme blue bolt, Taiwan Bee
Scientific name: Caridina cf Cantonesis
Maximum Size: 1.2"
pH 6.0 - 6.8
gH 4 - 6
kH 0 - 1
TDS 120 - 150
Temperature 72 – 78F
Shipping Size: 1/4" - 1/2"
I have recently purchased the deep blue bolts. The color is off the chart blue. Although only juvies so I'm hoping they stay that color. Overall good experience. Michael Greene on 31st Jul 2020
Successfully bred neos and set up to breed these guys and some shadow pandas. Ordered 3 will order more as soon as I can. In love with these guys Chris on 14th Oct 2019
Shrimp arrived healthy and jubilant! It's been almost two weeks now and they have adjusted well to my tank parameters and I have suffered no deaths so far. Highly recommend A+++. Unknown on 19th Jan 2017
Beautiful shrimps! Great seller and very good customer service. Thank you so much Unknown on 25th Jul 2016