Why are my Amano shrimp growing all of a sudden?
More out of curiosity rather than having a problem, but why have my Amano shrimp suddenly exploded in growth?
So I've owned 3 Amano shrimp for a little over a year. They were all pretty small at about an inch. I was never worried because they molted regularly and ate well. I figured maybe they were all males and males stayed significantly smaller than the huge ones I was used to seeing at the stores. (I also owned one very large one for about a day when it crawled out of the tank overnight...) Well recently all the shrimp are starting to grow rapidly! They aren't quite as big as some I've seen, but they are easily twice the size they've been all year.
My question is: what am I suddenly doing right? lol Or do they they just mature very slowly? The only recent change has been that I replaced the eco complete with black sand and I added 5 cherry shrimp.
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17g Mr Aqua
Aquaclear 20 HOB filter
SunSun 20 canister filter
black sand, seiryu stone, driftwood, anubias, marimo algae, java fern
fauna: rummy nose tetras, amano shrimp, cherry shrimp