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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.
In a 29, I would go with a smaller barb species.
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.
Cherry barbs are the best choice for a 29, IME.
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!!!
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.
I too like to color coordinate my fish :)
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