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LasColinasCichlids 02-08-2011 05:15 PM

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.

jaysee 02-12-2011 12:06 PM

In a 29, I would go with a smaller barb species.

spkehl 02-12-2011 01:11 PM

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.

jaysee 02-12-2011 02:04 PM

Cherry barbs are the best choice for a 29, IME.

LasColinasCichlids 02-12-2011 11:05 PM

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!!!

LasColinasCichlids 02-12-2011 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 588175)
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.

jaysee 02-13-2011 12:22 AM

I too like to color coordinate my fish :)

LasColinasCichlids 02-13-2011 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 588709)
I too like to color coordinate my fish :)

lol that's awesome


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