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    Default Odessa Barbs and Plants ???


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    I have been considering a set-up a planted aquarium with a larger school of Odessa barbs.

    However, based on what I have read, they can be hit or miss if they will munch on plants which I guess could be a risk with any omnivore fish.

    Just wondering if anyone here is keeping Odessa barbs and if you have tried keeping them with plants ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    While I haven't kept them myself, everything I've heard is that they may much on plant materials (dead leaves etc) but won't bother healthy stuff unless they are starving or have nothing else to eat

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    Yes, that is what I have read as well

    But I also had read about a lot of people complaining their Odessa barbs were eating live plants. I could see how some people could mistakenly think these barbs were eating live plant material when they were only picking at dead plant material. However, I'm just trying to figure out the risks of these guys eating live plants
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    This is a short video but both the plants and barbs look like they have been in the tank awile, and there does not seem to be any sign of the plants being eaten.

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    Kept them in the past together without issues. I did feed weekly on frozen Emerald Entree and gave them some Spirulina flakes. Keep them with tougher leaved plants...anubias, fern, swords, crypts, bacopa, etc. They wont bother the plants
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    Excellent

    Thanks guys
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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