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"
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
i got 1 i wish he would have send one more but i understand i got them on the 5-31-19 its now 6-04-19 he is doing go so far a bit small just its better that way so over all i didnt like the wait but am happy with the order definitely going to order from him again i want more blue bolts Unknown on 4th Jun 2019
Even though the post office took their sweet time getting these to me and it was in the middle of a freak snowstorm (in mid APRIL!) all 33 shrimp arrived alive and well. I had ordered 3 different types, Blue Bolt, Crystal Red & Orange Sakura. I ordered 10 of each, received 11 of each. All acclimated well following the instructions that came with them and all appear to be alive and well (I didn't take a head count) today, over a week later. Unknown on 20th Apr 2019
Had them for several days now starting to show nice color Unknown on 5th Mar 2019
This is my 3rd order from SoShrimp. I set up a dedicated Caridina tank and all the blue bolts arrived in 2 days after the shipping notice when out. All were healthy and I received 1 extra as others have stated. The juveniles are still a bit light colored but their color develops as they acclimate and grow. One might be almost all white which is a cool bonus! I like the variety. I wish I could submit pictures to show how one of my original blue bolt shrimp looks from my first order. It is almost entirely blue!! Best shrimp retailer online in terms of price and quality. Max C on 2nd Mar 2019
This is my first order from soshrimp, after the initial attraction of these very reasonably priced blue bolts i had to buy some. I can say i am fully satisfied. The shrimp shipped and arrived very quickly. Not only did i get the 5 very healthy blue bolts i paid for, there was one extra as well in case one died. will be back for sure! Jack Weatherhead on 12th May 2018