Tiger Barb
SKU: 149

Tiger Barb

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Tiger Barb     (Puntius tetrazona)

Grows to: 2.75"

Hobbyist Level: A hardy and active fish suitable for beginners.  They are one of our favorite fish because they are so active and colorful.

How Many? They are a schooling fish that should be be purchased in groups of 4 or more, but six or more is best to avoid fin nipping behavior.

Housing: Provide plenty of swimming room as well as some bushy plants for hiding.  They look best on a dark substrate.  They swim in the mid region of the tank and enjoy a moderate water current.  Minimum tank size is about 20 gallons.

(Temperature- 68-79),  (pH 6.5-7.5)

Tank mates: Be careful what you mix them with.  They are active fish that should be kept with other active fish of similar size.  Tank mates may include blue gouramis,  large active tetras, other barbs, red tail sharks, silver dollars, and catfish.  Do not mix with slow moving fish or fish with long fins as they may nip fins.  Do not mix them with guppies, neons, small angelfish, or bettas.
Feeding: They will accept a variety of foods.  Feed flakes as well as brine shrimp, spirulina-based foods and frozen foods.  Tiger barbs will show their best color after you have owned them for a few months and have given them a good diet.  They are omnivorous.

Natural Habitat:  Sumatra, Borneo, Malaysia & Indonesia.   Most barbs sold at
Elmer's are domestically raised.

Males and Females:  Adult males are slimmer and may have brighter color
than females.
Aquarium Bred Color varieties you may see at Elmer's : Albino Tiger Barb, Green or Moss Green Tiger Barb , Red Tiger Barb

Other Names: Sumatra Barb
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