Tiger Barb, Sumatra barb, Green tige barb, Albino
tiger barb , Black tiger barb
There are different color variations that have been
produced through selective breeding. They are all the same species
and have the same requirements.
Up to 2½ inches (6cm)
S.E.ASIA: Streams and rivers of Sumatra, Indonesia,
Min Tank Size:
At least 20 gallons for a small school. Much larger
in a community setting.
Omnivorous, flake, Frozen, and live food.
Peaceful, lively. Keep in schools of at least six.
Temperature 68 to 78°F (18 – 25°C) pH range: 6.5 – 7.5; dH range:
3 - 10.
Easy, needs open swimming space.
Known as a notorious fin nipper if they are kept
in groups in a large aquarium it helps keep this activity down.
They are usually too busy among themselves to bother any other
fish. It is best to avoid tankmates like angels, bettas and other
fish with long flowing fins.