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This super colorful Bee Shrimp variant is an excellent addition to the planted or nano aquarium and will not interbreed with Neocaridina species. Its bright blue and white coloration is sure to make it the highlight of any aquarium.
The Blue Bolt Shrimp (Caridina cantonensis var. “Blue Bolt”) is a popular variant of the classic Bee Shrimp. It is relatively hardy like many of the Neocaridina dwarf shrimp and is a great option for dedicated aquarists who are looking to try something new. Its body has a painted appearance of bright blue/turquoise and white coloration.
Another great characteristic of the Blue Bolt Shrimp is that it will not interbreed with Neocaridina dwarf shrimp, so it will not compromise the genetics of breeding colonies of shrimp such as Cherry, Blue Velvet, Neon Yellow, Orange, Black/Blue Diamond, Chocolate, Green Jade, Snowball, and Rili shrimp.
This shrimp is a scavenger and is very useful in planted and nano aquariums. The bulk of its diet is biofilm, algae, and decaying plant matter so it will work diligently to clean up the waste in any aquarium. It feeds constantly, so it displays constant activity. In a less mature aquarium, it should be fed high quality flake and mini pellet dry foods with high algae/spirulina/plant content. Like most Caridina varieties, it is best kept in an aquarium with a soft pH of 6.2-6.8.
What We Like About This Shrimp:
- Elegant blue and white coloration
Excellent companion colony to Neocaridina shrimp
- Completely peaceful with all non-aggressive tankmates
- Safe with all plants
- Excellent scavenger
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
Temperature: 65° - 80° F (18° - 27° C), lower temperatures in this range are optimal
pH: 6.2 - 6.8
KH: 0 - 10 dKH
Minimum tank size: 2 gallons
Diet: Scavenger that feeds continually. Requires very little feeding in a well-established aquarium containing algae, biofilm, or decaying plant matter. In less mature aquariums, high quality dry foods with high plant content can be fed multiple times daily, but in sparing portions. Our Spirulina flakes and BacterAE make excellent staple food products for these shrimp.
Social behavior: Peaceful. A small group can continually replenish and grow its population
Origin: Tank-bred in and indigenous to Taiwan
Average adult size: 1 - 1.5 inches (2.5 - 3.8 cm)
Average purchase size: 1/2 - 3/4 inch (1.3 - 1.9 cm)
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