- Sep 25, 2021
Picked my first ones up a little while ago. Pea sized babies, growing out in my 110 liter.I'd like to update this thread with a fairly new addition to the list of my favorite cyprinids: the Odessa barb. Looooooove the bright colors on the males - especially that thick red stripe - and I drool at the thought of picking my first Odessas up in the next few months.
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Pethia padamya wild - Aquarium Glaser GmbHThe origin of the Odessa or Rubin barb was unknown for almost 30 years. The first specimens appeared in the former USSR in Odessa. It was unknown for a very long time whether they represented a wild species or an artifical breeding product. Only 2001 the first wild collected specimens could be...www.aquariumglaser.de
Were these monster sized, I'd bet all my tanks that they'd outdo every other species in this thread for overall popularity on this website.