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"
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
as usual, quality shrimps and fast no hassle service Unknown on 13th Apr 2018
Good size. They are very active and healthy looking shrimp. James Glen Roche on 14th Feb 2018
For the price these are very nice blue bolts with good coloration blue and solid non opaque white. Shrimp received were nice sized yet still juveniles which is perfect as it allows them to survive the shipping, acclimation process, etc easier. The packaging was also great and showed that care was taken to ensure the shrimp didn't just arrive but arrived safely and weren't over stressed while in shipping. Will on 24th Jan 2018
These blue bolts are great! They have good color for being normal. Their size is acceptable. As always soshrimp provides the best shipping I have ever seen. AndrewC on 20th Jan 2018
Received my blue bolts during a cold snap. After receiving them I acclimated for 3 hours. Was sure I would have loses but seem to be very hardy line of bees. Very Happy to have bought them Unknown on 5th Jan 2018
just love these blue bolts!!! all arrived healthy and active. will be buying more when weather permits that is for sure! NG on 29th Dec 2017
TAIWAN BEE BLUE BOLT Shrimp these are the colorful shrimp i have ever seen yet but it is my first time buying on jun the first and im going to more today i hope i can get a male and a female of all the shrimp i want to get. Unknown on 22nd Jun 2017