Odessa Barb

Live FishSKU: BAR4216

    Same day despatch when ordered before 2pm
    Usually arrives in 2-3 working days
    Orders over £50 sent by next working day courier

Sale price£4.89


Odessa Barbs

The hardy Odessa barb is a species of cyprinid fish known from Central Myanmar where it is known to occur in an artificial pond above the Anisakan Falls and also from the lower Chindwin River. This fish is also known as the fish species "Odessa barb" because it was said to have first appeared in pet enthusiast’s circles in Odessa, Ukraine in the early 1970s. Odessa barbs will thrive in planted tanks.

Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.

Approx. size: 2-3cm / 1"
Maximum size: 5cm / 2"
Origin: Southeast Asia / Ukraine
Ideal number kept together: 5+
Ideal aquarium size: 30cm / 50L+

Water conditions
Our conditions: pH 7.5 temp 24 °C
Ideal pH: 6.0-7.5
Hardness: 5-25°H
Ideal temperature: 22–28 °C

Ease of care
Easy. Odessa Barb tropical fish are great for hobbyist at all levels, however they will thrive in softer water conditions.

Omnivorous. The main food we recommend would be tropical flake. Occasional live bloodworm or frozen food can be given as a treat.

Odessa Barbs can be kept in community with barbs or other peaceful fish of a similar size. Odessa barbs are not commonly known to be aggressive, but may have mild fin-nipping tendancies.

Odessa Barbs are egg layers, breeding isn't easy but is possible in captivity. A dedicated tank with dim lighting will be required along with specific sterile water conditions.

Life Span
Odessa Barbs can live to anything up to 5 years in perfect conditions.

For more information on general fishkeeping and our shipping procedures click here.

In stock orders placed before 2pm will be despatched on the same working day (not including palletised items, pond plants or fibreglass ponds).

Pre-orders are shipped once we have the stock available and will be shipped using the service chosen at checkout.

All services are working day services and do not include delivery on Saturdays and Sundays or public holidays as standard. Deliveries are usually Monday to Friday only, although some Royal Mail items may be delivered on weekends as standard if the service is available in your area.

 Packet/Courier items    
 Royal Mail (2-3 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £2.99
 Royal Mail Next Day (1-2 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £4.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £0.00-£49.99 £7.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £50 and up FREE
 Pallets (booked in)  aquariums / bulky items  

 Pallets Standard (3-5 days)


 Pallets Express (1-2 days)

 - £39.99


*EXCLUDED ITEMS  extra delivery fees apply:
 Fibreglass Ponds (booked in)    

 Zone 1 (7-10 days)

 - £79.99
 Zone 2 (7-14 days)  - £149.99
 Zone 3 (7-21 days)  - £249.99
Pond Plants (direct from grower)
All pond plants (3-10 days) one-off fee regardless of order size/value £5.99

Please see our full delivery information page and terms and conditions for detailed information on shipping policies and zones

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