The Odessa barb (lat. Pethia padamya) is a small, bright and active fish. Unfortunately, it is less spread than other barb species. Earlier it was considered that the fish was one of Puntius ticto coloring variations (which natural coloring doesn’t have wide red stripe along its body peculiar for this species).
This version is quite prevailing in literature on aquarium husbandry. In 2008 Pethia padamya was described as a separate species.