FASTQ files so small?

Hi I have unzipped my fastq files from a gzip folder for soil bacteria and they are only around 22000 kb forward and reverse reads.

Is this very small?

I was expected much larger file sizes?

Best wishes

If it is a size of 1 sample then I would say that it is a normal size for 16S analysis (~2 mb when gzipped). But if it is multiplexed then it is too small.

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