A very attractive and highly sought after small freshwater shrimp, Blue Bolt Shrimp are an ideal invertebrate for nano tanks and thrive in planted tanks. Blue Bolt Shrimp are great scavengers that will help keep a tank clean of uneaten food.
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Blue Bolt Shrimp are a peaceful and non-aggressive invertebrate. They are happy in large or small groups with others of their kind. Avoid larger species of fish that will make a snack out of them.
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Blue Bolt Shrimp are not picky eaters. They are happy to eat most foods but are primarily algae eaters. Feed Blue Bolt Shrimp a diet of like Dymax Shrimp Pellets, Hikari Shrimp Cuisine, Sera Shrimps Natural Sinking Granulets, Hikari Algae Wafers. Blue Bolt Shrimp enjoy eating algae off the walls and surfaces in the tank.
Blue Bolt Shrimp are very sensitive to ammonia and nitrite, so a good filtration system is very necessary to maintain a clean and healthy aquarium. They prefer a gentle flow rate as they can easily be pushed around if the flow rate is too high. Popular choices for shrimp tanks are sponge filters & hang on filters.
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This species enjoys temperatures between 21 - 25° C. If you are unable to maintain this temperature naturally, use an aquarium heater. Aquarium heaters also stabilize water temperatures. A thermometer is recommended to monitor the water temperature.
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Artificial plants and aquarium ornaments are all suitable for shrimp tanks. They provide additional surface area for nutritious algae growth, protection, and surface area for beneficial bacteria growth for a healthy aquarium.
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Aquarium sand, and fine to moderately sized gravels are all good substrates for your shrimp tank. Aqua soil and nutrient rich substrates can also be used for planted aquariums.
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