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Old 02-08-2011, 04:15 PM   #1
 
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Question Odessa barbs

Anyone kept these? Thinking about a school of them to go in my tank with my serpae tetras and cories.

Would appreciate anyone's experiance with them other than just what is available to read, as I have already read up on them.

Thanks.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:06 AM   #2
 
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In a 29, I would go with a smaller barb species.
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:11 PM   #3
 
We have a 55 gallon "barb" tank with Odessas in it. They are beautiful once they get their color. They look so plain in the store. It can take a few days to a month or more.

They are very active fish. They swim with the black ruby barbs we have. I would not keep them in something smaller than 48" long. We are actually looking at moving them to a larger tank.
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:04 PM   #4
 
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Cherry barbs are the best choice for a 29, IME.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:05 PM   #5
 
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Thanks for the opinions folks, I appreciate them. I did NOT go with Odessa Barbs, due to their size. I ended up adding a school of brilliant rasboras to the group and it has worked out wonderfully!!! Thanks again!!!
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:08 PM   #6
 
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Cherry barbs are the best choice for a 29, IME.
I fell in love with the albino cherry barbs...but have yet to add them...maybe down the road I might, but I think I am pretty happy with the stock that is in the tank, and everyone seems happy in there themselves and all seem to be thriving.

I thought of cherry barbs too before the recent additions, but with the serpae tetras I thought it might be too much red, which is why I went with the brilliant rasboras.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:22 PM   #7
 
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I too like to color coordinate my fish :)
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:39 PM   #8
 
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I too like to color coordinate my fish :)
lol that's awesome
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