I bought two cleaner shrimps, at different times(1 week apart) and from different stores.
First one after a molt, developed green roe overnight?(very fast) after doing some research, I decided to get another to fertilize the eggs. But that didnt happen till a week later and the eggs have long dissapeared.
Second shrimp was a lot larger and was already carrying eggs, the eggs hatched over night 3 days later and I collected a dozen or so of baby shrimps and moved them into a rearing net in the same tank.
Now that was just maybe 4 days ago, yesterday both shrimps molted, a second time for the first one and first time for the larger one. After the molt, I was please, fed them with bits of silverside leftovers.
ANd today! I woke up to seeing both of then having green eggs again!
Is that even possible? why are they making soo many eggs? Ive already seen shrimps darting around in the live rocks near the bottom, there are at least 5 of them small baby ones that I've observed.
Is there something thats causing them to make eggs? I added iodine which helps them do the molting thing, but if I add too much, could it cause them to cycle faster? too fast? 1 week cycles? WTH?
The two shrimps in question look like this:
The baby shrimps in the live rocks are pink though...didnt look like cleaner shrimps, they moved so fast I couldnt see if they had a white band across the back. Other than than, those might be pepper mint shrimp babies. I also have 1 peppermint shrimp in the tank.