Deep Blue Bolt Shrimp - Planted Tank Mates

Deep Blue Bolt Shrimp

1.5″ | TDS 120-150

PH 6-6.8 | KH 0-2

Caridina Cantonensis

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1.5″

Care Level: Expert

Behavior: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68 – 72

PH: 6 – 6.8

dGH: 4 – 6

dKH: 0 – 2

TDS: 120 – 150

Tank Size: 10 gal

Tank Mates

Tetras, Danios, Kuhli Loaches, Corydoras,  Otocinclus and other small nano fish.  There’s always a risk that baby shrimp can get eaten.  Some recommend Caridina to be in species only tanks.  Avoid aggressive or large mouth fish.

Notes

Stability is key.  Caridina shrimp are very sensitive to water changes prefer softer and acid waters.  Keep cooler water temperatures and avoid heavy c02 injection.  Minimize changes.

Provide a variety of hiding places.  Shrimp will molt and prefer places to hide while their new body is tender.  Keep the molted shells in the tank as other shrimp will feed off it as a good source of calcium.   Always remove dead shrimp to minimize bacteria and infections.

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Description

1.5" | TDS 120-150

PH 6-6.8 | KH 0-2

1.5" | TDS 100-140

PH 6.4-6.6 | KH 0-1

1.5" | TDS 90-130

PH 6.2-6.8 | KH 0-1

1.5" | TDS 90-130

PH 6.2-6.8 | KH 0-1

1.5" | TDS 150-220

PH 7-7.6 | KH 2-8

2" | TDS 150-200

PH 6.5-8 | KH 2-8

Content

Caridina Cantonensis

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1.5″

Care Level: Expert

Behavior: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68 - 72

PH: 6 - 6.8

dGH: 4 - 6

dKH: 0 - 2

TDS: 120 - 150

Tank Size: 10 gal

Tank Mates

Tetras, Danios, Kuhli Loaches, Corydoras,  Otocinclus and other small nano fish.  There's always a risk that baby shrimp can get eaten.  Some recommend Caridina to be in species only tanks.  Avoid aggressive or large mouth fish.

Notes

Stability is key.  Caridina shrimp are very sensitive to water changes prefer softer and acid waters.  Keep cooler water temperatures and avoid heavy c02 injection.  Minimize changes.

Provide a variety of hiding places.  Shrimp will molt and prefer places to hide while their new body is tender.  Keep the molted shells in the tank as other shrimp will feed off it as a good source of calcium.   Always remove dead shrimp to minimize bacteria and infections.

Caridina Cantonensis

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1.5″

Care Level: Expert

Behavior: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68 - 72

PH: 6.4 - 6.6

dGH: 4 - 5

dKH: 0 - 1

TDS: 100 - 140

Tank Size: 10 gal

Tank Mates

Tetras, Danios, Kuhli Loaches, Corydoras,  Otocinclus and other small nano fish.  There's always a risk that baby shrimp can get eaten.  Some recommend Caridina to be in species only tanks.  Avoid aggressive or large mouth fish

Notes

Stability is key.  Caridina shrimp are very sensitive to water changes prefer softer and acid waters.  Keep cooler water temperatures and avoid heavy c02 injection.  Minimize changes.

Provide a variety of hiding places.  Shrimp will molt and prefer places to hide while their new body is tender.  Keep the molted shells in the tank as other shrimp will feed off it as a good source of calcium.   Always remove dead shrimp to minimize bacteria and infections.

Caridina Cantonensis

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1.5″

Care Level: Expert

Behavior: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68 - 72

PH: 6.2 - 6.8

dGH: 3 - 6

dKH: 0 - 1

TDS: 90 - 130

Tank Size: 10 gal

Tank Mates

Tetras, Danios, Kuhli Loaches, Corydoras,  Otocinclus and other small nano fish.  There's always a risk that baby shrimp can get eaten.  Some recommend Caridina to be in species only tanks.  Avoid aggressive or large mouth fish.

Notes

Stability is key.  Caridina shrimp are very sensitive to water changes prefer softer and acid waters.  Keep cooler water temperatures and avoid heavy c02 injection.  Minimize changes.

Provide a variety of hiding places.  Shrimp will molt and prefer places to hide while their new body is tender.  Keep the molted shells in the tank as other shrimp will feed off it as a good source of calcium.   Always remove dead shrimp to minimize bacteria and infections.

Caridina Cantonensis

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1.5″

Care Level: Expert

Behavior: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68 - 72

PH: 6.2 - 6.8

dGH: 3 - 6

dKH: 0 - 1

TDS: 90 - 130

Tank Size: 10 gal

Tank Mates

Tetras, Danios, Kuhli Loaches, Corydoras,  Otocinclus and other small nano fish.  There's always a risk that baby shrimp can get eaten.  Some recommend Caridina to be in species only tanks.  Avoid aggressive or large mouth fish.

Notes

Stability is key.  Caridina shrimp are very sensitive to water changes prefer softer and acid waters.  Keep cooler water temperatures and avoid heavy c02 injection.  Minimize changes.

Provide a variety of hiding places.  Shrimp will molt and prefer places to hide while their new body is tender.  Keep the molted shells in the tank as other shrimp will feed off it as a good source of calcium.   Always remove dead shrimp to minimize bacteria and infections.  

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Neocaridina davidi

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1.5″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68 - 74

PH: 7 - 7.6

dGH: 6 - 12

dKH: 2 - 8

TDS: 150-220

Tank Size: 10 gal

Tank Mates

Tetras, Danios, Kuhli Loaches, Corydoras,  Otocinclus and other small nano fish.  There's always a risk that baby shrimp can get eaten.  Avoid aggressive or large mouth fish.

Care

Provide a variety of hiding places.  Shrimp will molt and prefer places to hide while their new body is tender.  Keep the molted shells in the tank as other shrimp will feed off it as a good source of calcium.  Unlike Caridina shrimp, Neocaridina are hardy and very easy to keep.  Always remove dead shrimp to minimize bacteria and infections.  Avoid heavy c02 injection.

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Caridina multidenata, Caridina japonica

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 65 - 80

PH: 6.5 - 8

dGH: 4 - 12

dKH: 2 - 8

TDS: 150-200

Tank Size: 10 gal

Tank Mates

Compatible all Caridina and Neocaridina species as they will not crossbreed.

Tetras, Danios, Kuhli Loaches, Corydoras,  Otocinclus and other small nano fish.  There's always a risk that baby shrimp can get eaten.  Avoid aggressive or large mouth fish.

Notes

Made popular by Takashi Amano (the father of modern aquascaping), Amano shrimp are great algae eaters.  They're very hardy and can handle a wide temperature range making them great beginner freshwater shrimp.  They have a tendency to jump and crawl out of the water, so keep a tight lid.

Provide a variety of hiding places.  Shrimp will molt and prefer places to hide while their new body is tender.  Keep the molted shells in the tank as other shrimp will feed off it as a good source of calcium.  Always remove dead shrimp to minimize bacteria and infections.  Avoid heavy c02 injection. More about Amano Shrimp here.
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