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Gold Tiger Barb
Most tropical fish keepers have kept Tiger Barbs at some point in time. They are not always the ideal community fish as they can pester and fin nip. However, they can be an ideal tank mate for some of the more boisterous fish such as some American Cichlids.
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Scientific Name - Puntius Tetrazona
Our Size - 2-3cm
Max Size - 7cm
Temperature Range - 20-26°C
pH Range - 6.5-7.5
Diet - The Albino Tiger Barb needs to be fed a variety of foods including vegetables as well as meaty foods. Feed a quality flake food, live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworm.
Compatibility - Good community fish with other fast-swimming tankmates. These fish are best kept in groups of 6 upwards, kept singly, these fish will be highly aggressive.
Our juvenile fish will vary from the image shown as our images are to show the potential colours and markings when at a fully mature size.
Barbodes semifasciolatus, the Chinese barb, is a species of cyprinid fish native to the Red River basin in southeast Asia where they occur in fresh waters at depths of 5 metres or less. The captive variant popularly known as the gold barb or Schuberti barb is an extremely popular aquarium fish.