Saran Shrimp (Saron marmoratus)

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Saran Shrimp

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Saran Shrimp

Saron marmoratus

189 Litres (50 US G.)

2.5-5.1cm (1-2 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22 -27 °C (71.6-80.6°F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Alternative names[edit]

Saran Shrimp, Common Marble Shrimp, Long-Armed Marble Shrimp



Tank compatibility[edit]

A peaceful shrimp that should not kept that anything that may bully or eat it.


These shrimp are filter feeders and will accept a range of foods including brine shrimp, plankton, dried foods and small pieces of fish.

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed once a day, best fed at night.

Environment Specifics[edit]

Requires a mature and stable tank with plenty of safe caves and hiding places. It is intolerant of high nitrates and copper.


A peaceful nocturnal shrimp, will be more active during the day once established in a tank.


During the day it is brown with green spots. These green spots will have variable amounts of white speckling. The legs have darker brown bands on a brown background with alternating white speckled bands. Tufts of cirri (feathery appendages) are found decorating the back of the males, and their first pair of walking legs are elongated. At night he colour of its body turns primarily red, which helps it blend into the shadows of the twilight.


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