Odessa Barb - Puntius padamya
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Item # 213389 / Manufacturer Part # F90 0022 0290
The Odessa Barb (Puntius padamya) is a metallic fish, with coppery dorsal side and a lighter colored belly. They have two black spots on each side, and males are usually more colorful than females. Odessa barbs are generally peaceful, and can be kept in most community tanks with similar sized fish.
Barbs are popular aquarium fish from the Cyprinidae family, one of the largest in freshwater that also includes other popular fish like Danios and Tetras. Most of the barbs available to aquarists are from the genus Puntius although several others are also found, including Barbus, Garra, Barbonymus, Barilius and others.
The large Puntius genus ranges from tiny 1" fish to larger species that reach a foot or more in length. Most of those sold for aquariums reach around 3-5 inches in length. This group includes some of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish: Tiger Barbs, Cherry Barbs, Gold Barbs, Rosy Barbs and others. This genus found throughout Asia. These fish are schooling and should be kept in groups of at least five or more fish. Keeping fewer fish will increase their individual aggressiveness, leading to their notorious reputation as semi-aggressive fin-nippers.
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|Common Name||Odessa Barb|
|Scientific Name||Puntius padamya|
|Max Size (in inches)||2|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||20|