Tiger Barb

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Tiger Barb (Barbus Tetrazona)

Tiger Barb is a popular freshwater fish. Tiger Barb belongs to the family of minnow Cyprinidae. Tiger Barbs males tend to be more brightly colored than the females and also get larger than the females as well. Tiger Barbs males grow up to between 3-4 inches long while the female reaches only about 2 inches in length. Tiger Barbs are very active little fish with an outgoing personality. Tiger barb fish can adapt to a wide range of water conditions and it is a good swimmer that loves to jump. Tiger barbs are found in the South-East Asia Countries.

Tiger Barb Scientic name is Barbus Tetrazona. Tiger Barbs is one of the most popular fish which is commonly found in the wild. Tiger barb has a unique look due to its “horse face”, large head, and short body and the tiger barb comes in bright yellow color with black vertical bars, orange-red color with black vertical bands, or cream with black spots. If the tiger barb is in stress, it will darken in color, changing to almost completely black with lighter vertical bands, and Tiger barb fish is also called tiger fish and orange tiger barb.

Tiger barbs are schooling fish so it is better to be kept in a group of at least six with their own kind Because schooling is very important to the safety and happiness of this fish. Tiger barbs are semi-aggressive fish so avoid slow-moving fish and large fins fishes from them because they may nip fishes fins and cause injuries.

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Tiger Barb Care

Tiger Barb is a Hardy fish and easy to care but Tiger barb’s water quality has to remain pristine at all times you must maintain water quality good. Check the water quality daily and change 25%-30% water weekly and use strong filtration to maintain ammonia level for best result use biological or sponge filter.

Tiger Barb Breeding

Tiger Barb Breeding is a very easy process and can be done at home in a tank with proper breeding accessories. Tiger Barbs need a lot of space to breed, so the 25-30 gallons aquarium with plenty of plants and Hiding places will do just fine for Tiger Barb breeding. Use a tank divider to separate the adult Tiger Barbs from any Tiger Barb fry that may have been born during Tiger Barb breeding. Tiger Barb requires very few accessories.


1.) An appropriate sized tank for Tiger Barb breeding, 25-30 gallon works for this process

2.) A submersible aquarium heater

3.) Thermometer

4.) Breeding net

5) Tank dividers (optional)

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Tiger Barb Tank Size

The minimum tank size for tiger barb is should be 25-30 Gallons and 2 feet in length with Plenty of Plants, Rocks, and Gravel or Fine sand. Tiger barbs do best in a tank with plenty of swimming space and hiding places for them to feel comfortable and safe add bogwood/driftwood and caves in the aquarium. Tiger barb swims middle to upper areas of the aquarium. Since they are very active swimmers, make sure there are plenty of open spaces in the tank for them to swim.

Tiger Barb Diet

Tiger barbs are omnivorous fish. They eat both Meat and Plant materials. So you can feed them High-quality flakes, Pallets, and freeze-dried such as bloodworms and shrimp as a protein source and Also remember that feed them once or twice a day.

Tiger Barb Tanks Mates

Tiger Barb lives with Corydoras catfish, Silver shark, Redtail shark, clown loach, cherry Barb, Rosy Barb, sword Tail, Denison Barb, and Tinfoil Barb.

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Tiger Barb Lifespan

The Average lifespan of Tiger Barb is approximately about 5 to 6 years or more with proper care and Diet.

PH Level

Tiger Barbs prefers Ph Level of water up to (6.5 – 7) Ph.

Water Temperature

Tiger Barbs live in an average temperature between (72 to 80 f) 22° to 28° celcius degrees.

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