Saron Shrimp (Saron sp.)
Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Crustacea
Range: Indo-Pacific Region, Pacific Ocean
Size: in. Space:: 30+ gal. Diet: Small invertebrates, detritus
Reef Safe: No Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Saron Shrimp is a rock and rubble reef animal that changes color between day and night. It is generally mottled tan and white by day when it hides among the rocks. At night it changes to red to allow it to camouflage among the shadows of the rocks in which it hides.
Husbandry: The Saron Shrimp should be housed in an aquarium with live rock to provide refuge. Once acclimated, the shrimp may actually adjust and begin to emerge by day. It is reported to require iodine for molting. It is vulnerable to copper and nitrates.
AKA: Common Marble Shrimp
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