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Barbus sp. Odessa
Odessa barb
This fish is not recognized as a distinct species

Barbus sp. Odessa - Odessa barb - Odessa barbs may actually be a cross between other barb specis
Odessa barbs may actually be a cross between other barb specis
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(Other members of the genus Barbus)

ADULT SIZE: 7 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 20-28 C

FOOD: Feed Barbus sp. Odessa live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Unknown

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AQUARIUM CARE: The Odessa barb has not been formally described as it has not been found in the wild. The original specimins were found in an aquarium store in Odessa, Ukraine. They are thought perhaps to be some form of crossbreed between other barb species, however they are not sterile, and breed true.

BREEDING: Breeding is relatively easy; the fish are substrate spawners, depositing their eggs on plants or spawning mops. If left in a well planted tank, yound can appear with the adults.

Have you bred Barbus sp. Odessa? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Barbus sp. Odessa breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Low light plants Java moss, Java fern, and several of the Anubias species all do fine in low-light conditions. That is not to say that they do not thrive with stronger lighting, but in an aquarium with a lot of floating plants, or one with timid fish that prefer a dimmer tank, these plants are very useful indeed. All are epiphytes; that is to say they need not be planted, and can be attached to stones, bogwood or just left free floating


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