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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-13-2014, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Some of my shrimp are growing faster then others

Some of my shrimp are growing faster then others, should i be worried? I bought them at the same time and im sure they were the same age, but some have exploded in size compaired to others. Just wondering, im new to shrimp still.
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Males are usually smaller than females so if they were young you may be noticing the females getting larger than the males.
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I wouldnt worry about it. the females always tend to be a visually bigger because of the saddle area.
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some are about 1/8 of an inch and the other are more around 1/4ish so it is noticable... i try to put the food in a few places to prevent the big ones not letting the little ones eat
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Most likely seeing the difference between males and females
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-13-2014, 11:25 PM
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Shrimp (like humans, goats, salamanders and eagles) grow at different rates, it's perfectly normal.
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+1 for normal. no need to worry.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-14-2014, 02:12 PM
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I find some of the babies will just become stunts, especially in a fast breeding tank (like 300+ mostly baby/juvi shrimps in a 10 G) or Taiwan bees. Those will eventually die even though they eat and act completely normal otherwise. Also, some shrimps just grow slower in my tank such as WRs.
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