Blue Bee

Blue Bee Shrimp


The Blue Bee is a fairly recent find in the hobby, discovered in China in 2008. Breeders have reported success cross breeding this species to Caridina Cantonensis, though its technicaly classification is a of the Paracaradina genus. The Blue Bee has proved to be a very adaptable species, with breeders having success in high pH and high TDS environments.


  • Scientific Name: Paracaradina “Blue Bee”
  • Common Name: Blue Bee
  • Origin: China
  • pH: 6.0-6.6
  • Temp: 68-74°F
  • TDS: 80-200
  • KH: 0-2
  • GH: 4-6
  • Fertility: High
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Grading and Variations

Blue Bees vary in coloration, from light to dark blue. Not all blue bees are blue, some color may vary from brown, red, to a purple-ish hue, depending on the shrimp’s genetics, stress, and the water conditions.