View Full Version : ~Shrimpo's Blue bolt shrimplets~ MANY pictures

Senior Shrimpo
8th Jun 2011, 11:45 AM
So for the last three days, these shrimp have been chillin in my tank, and I figured I should take some pictures and not just hog them for myself.

I got two blue bolts and a some hybrids (bkk x crs/cbs) as well as a snow white that I should probably move into my CRS/CBS colony.

I'm really hoping these pictures get resized...





^^ This is the snow white on a granite rock :)









^^This is the snow white, not the blue bolt.

The following are of my other blue bolt :)

^^Favorite pic :)





Enjoy, critique, comment, drool over etc. I'm really digging these shrimps.

12th Jun 2011, 09:13 PM
Nice shrimps! Thanks for sharing

12th Jun 2011, 11:40 PM
Awesome shrimp !!! thanks for posting :)

Senior Shrimpo
22nd Jun 2011, 11:53 AM
Thank you. It's crazy, these shrimp got A LOT more blue now that I've had them for a few weeks and they've grown up. The light blue they had before turned into a darker blue with light blue specs. I should get some pics :)

13th Aug 2011, 04:57 AM
Great blue bolts! They're definitely my favorite of the TaiBees. I haven't been able to locate a seller in the US who has them.

You mind sharing how much you paid for them???

13th Aug 2011, 08:46 AM
Of course you get pics and share em! :)

Senior Shrimpo
26th Sep 2011, 11:11 AM
Hey everyone, just wanted to take some new pictures to show how my BBs have progressed... and good news- the female is berried, as is a BKK hybrid, and I'm excited :)


Please excuse the hideous fungus... but can you see a belly that's about to burst??

Terrible shot but only one I got with different lighting


She's tilting to let you see her blue eggs :)



26th Sep 2011, 04:27 PM
Good luck with those upcoming babies. Hope they do well for you so you can sell me a couple ;)

Senior Shrimpo
28th Sep 2011, 09:29 AM
Hey you're the guy who takes really good pictures! Of course I'll be sure to save you a couple haha

1st Oct 2011, 01:58 AM
I'd be excited too. That's fantastic news! Good luck with the offspring.

1st Oct 2011, 03:55 AM
I love your shrimps, they are great! :shocked:

4th Oct 2011, 04:56 PM
Nice! So as they grew older the blue colour also darkened?

Senior Shrimpo
5th Oct 2011, 08:25 AM
Babies arrived! I see one definite panda, a bunch of CRS/CBS, two weird looking shrimps (one white one half blue half red) and I think I see two WRs.

I'd take pictures but they're sooooooo tiny.

Senior Shrimpo
6th Nov 2011, 01:44 AM
Tiiiiiny little update here :) My shrimp have been breeding like pros, but so far not a lot of BKK/WR babies among them. Unfortunately I have not seen a Blue bolt baby yet... my only hope of that would be if the bbs bred with each other which they have not. My last batch of babies from hybrids brought me almost all BKKs/WRs ... I'd take pictures but they're only ~5 days old. When they grow up (hopefully, lol!) I'll take some nice pictures.

I love your shrimps, they are great! :shocked:

Thanks so much! :)

Nice! So as they grew older the blue colour also darkened?

The blue color darkened a lot. In the beginning they had a base blue but were mainly white- as they grew, that base blue grew darker and light blue covered in a lot of the white. I think the same thing happens with shadow pandas because they aren't blue when they're young either- they don't have any of the base blue a bb has, but they do get the residual light blue that covers in some of their white.

The one that is hardly blue at all, well now he has a bit of light blue on his white. Proof that they are still growing and molting.

19th Jan 2012, 09:59 AM
any update?

Senior Shrimpo
19th Jan 2012, 11:36 AM
Sure thing all you had to do is ask! :)

I got a new camera (a DSLR... well sorta, it's a mirrorless cam but very nice still) and I'm just learning how to use it. However I will be taking more pics as I go along, these were the first few with all auto settings)


And a baby panda,


I'll try to update a bit more soon!

20th Jan 2012, 02:31 AM
Quick question for you...did you take a BB and a crs/cbs hybrid and bred them to get the bkk and such?

Senior Shrimpo
21st Jan 2012, 11:52 PM
Haha I really can't say, not that I don't want to say its just I can't keep track of what impregnates what :P I believe the most TBs I've had were from Blue bolt x crs hybrids. That BKK's momma is a blue bolt I know for sure, however I'm unsure who the father is.

Senior Shrimpo
2nd Feb 2012, 11:23 AM
Okay, so I'm moving these shrimp from their tiny 10 gallon to a split 30, and while I was drip acclimating em I decided to give my camera a shot to prove itself. You decide if it did:


Last one is a crystal white, I'm doing fun experiments with them and BKKs.

Summit MicroFarm
2nd Feb 2012, 12:18 PM
Nice job Senior Shrimpo!!! Gorgeous!

Senior Shrimpo
5th Feb 2012, 11:56 PM
Thanks Sean! I'm hoping she get's berried fast.