I have three males and three females. They get along well with the others in my community, but there is definitely one dominant male and I suspect him of causing a torn tail fin in one of the other males. The third male hides a lot and I have my suspicions there too. The dominant male does herd the tetras around a bit but doens't seem to hurt them.
Originally Posted by hannah24l
I've seen conflicting information (and species names) for Odessas online. AC calls them Puntius ticto and says they prefer 64.5 - 71.5 deg F. Live Aquaria calls them Puntius sp. and says they prefer 74 - 79 deg F. Fish Lore says Puntius sp. and 70 - 78 deg F. I originally kept my tank at 78, then lowered it to 75. Just last night I bumped it up a degree or two (all gradual, by the nature of heating 45 gallons of water). They seem happy.
Anybody have other Odessa experience to share?
45g planted - 6 Odessa Barbs, 6 Silvertip Tetras, 6 Black Lyretail Mollies (+ 1 fry), 2 Red Crystal Shrimp and 1 Vampire Shrimp
5g - 2 Horseface Loaches