odessa barb

Odessa Barb

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Odessa Barbs

The hardy Odessa barb is a species of cyprinid fish known from Central Myanmar where it is known to occur in an artificial pond above the Anisakan Falls and also from the lower Chindwin River. This fish is also known as the fish species "Odessa barb" because it was said to have first appeared in pet enthusiast’s circles in Odessa, Ukraine in the early 1970s. Odessa barbs will thrive in planted tanks.

Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.

Approx. size: 2-3cm / 1"
Maximum size: 5cm / 2"
Origin: Southeast Asia / Ukraine
Ideal number kept together: 5+
Ideal aquarium size: 30cm / 50L+

Water conditions
Our conditions: pH 7.5 temp 24 °C
Ideal pH: 6.0-7.5
Hardness: 5-25°H
Ideal temperature: 22–28 °C

Ease of care
Easy. Odessa Barb tropical fish are great for hobbyist at all levels, however they will thrive in softer water conditions.

Omnivorous. The main food we recommend would be tropical flake. Occasional live bloodworm or frozen food can be given as a treat.

Odessa Barbs can be kept in community with barbs or other peaceful fish of a similar size. Odessa barbs are not commonly known to be aggressive, but may have mild fin-nipping tendancies.

Odessa Barbs are egg layers, breeding isn't easy but is possible in captivity. A dedicated tank with dim lighting will be required along with specific sterile water conditions.

Life Span
Odessa Barbs can live to anything up to 5 years in perfect conditions.

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