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Green Tiger Barb
A gorgeous barb native to the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo in Indonesia.
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Scientific Name - Puntigrus Tetrazona
Sex - Mixed
Our size - 2"
Max size - 3"
Temperature range - 18 -24°C
pH range - 6.0-8.0
Diet - In the wild, Puntius semifasciolatus sticks to a varied diet that consists of detritus, plant matter, worms, insects and small crustaceans. It will therefore need a varied diet in the aquarium and must be given vegetable based food as well as meaty treats.
Compatibility - Provided there is considerable space, one of the best tankmates for the tiger barb is the clown loach; it will even school with the tiger barbs and act as they do. Alternatively, pair the tiger barb with fast-moving tankmates such as danios, platys, loaches, or catfish.
Photo of actual specimen!
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.
Dawkinsia filamentosa, filament barb is a species of barb. Young fish have barely any colour and black spots. They start having more colour at three months old. The fish is a swift swimmer. Males are larger than females and they fertilize eggs by swimming into the cloud of eggs.