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 other crystal 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: Blue Bolt, Blue King Kong Shrimp , 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 68 – 78F
Shipping Size: 1/4" - 1/2"
The shrimp came in a speedy fashion and arrived super healthy as well
I got 6 shrimp which is awesome! But 2 of the shrimp were a bit lower grade then I had been expecting and 2 look more like a bluesteel then a bluebolt. Extras are always awesome but I'd prefer quality over quantity.
Overall I wish i could rate 3.5/5
For me healthy shrimp are always a win but the quality seemed a little all over the place Johnathan Johnston on 10th Aug 2020
all arrived in great shape and full of energy. Still great days later. Troy Rong on 24th Jul 2020
I ordered 5 blue bolts and received 6! They are all healthy and beautiful. Will definitely buy from them again. Unknown on 1st Jul 2020
Beautiful shrimp, they all arrived alive ! Unknown on 29th Jun 2020
I ordered 4 and they gave me 1 extra. All were alive and active. I use to order from flipaquatics, but the price of their shrimp is quite expensive. However when you order from flipaquatics they tend to give about 3 or more extra shrimp with every order. Brian on 6th Jun 2020
So this is the second time I have placed an order for Blue Bolt shrimp after the first batch I ordered on this website. The Blue Bolts are doing just as great as the first batch I ordered and the colors are very beautiful. Multiple shrimp have striking deep blue colors and two blue bolts have a very white shell with blue on their sides which makes them stand out in the Fluval Stratum substrate. Over time I expect them to gain even more blueish colors as many have started to molt and gain a blueish whitish mix which makes their shell look like a beautifully decorated marble. I see two females that are berried and all the shrimp are swimming around happily. The most beautiful shrimp I have ever received. Unknown on 19th May 2020
Nice quality colorful shrimps, excellent packaging, every time I order from this company all of them arrived alive and full of energy. Before I ordered from different companies that they don't package them well and 50% arrived dead and the other 50 % very lethargic and died few days later but this company really know what they are doing. highly recommended. They also give you a couple of shrimps extra. Ivan on 11th Feb 2020
Always pleased with SoShrimp Jaclyn Moses on 1st Jan 2020
Healthy shrimp, still thriving after a few weeks in my tank. Unknown on 8th Jul 2019
Shrimp arrived alive and healthy appearing. Received two extra one. They are just little guys and don't have the adult coloring yet, but that's ok, they're all doing good. Teri on 4th Jun 2019