Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Green Tiger Barb
Green Tiger Barb
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Green Tiger Barb (Puntius tetrazona)

Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Water Conditions 74-79° F, KH 4-10, pH 6.0-7.0
Max. Size 3"
Color Form Green, Orange, White, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Compatibility View Chart
Origin Borneo, Indonesia, Sumatra
Family Cyprinidae
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Overview

The Green Tiger Barb's main body is deep fluorescent green with silver/gold blotches and orange accented fins. They are a very lively, playful fish that prefers to be in schools.

They prefer a well-planted tank of at least 30 gallons with soft, slightly acidic water. Rocks and driftwood can be added to the aquarium, but leave plenty of space for swimming. The Green Tiger Barb is a very active fish that may pester or even nip the fins of larger, slower moving fish.

It is best, when trying to breed the Green Tiger Barb, to house a number of Barbs in the same aquarium until they pair off. After a pair has developed, the female will lay the eggs and the male will follow behind to fertilize. The fry will be free-swimming after about 5 days. Feed the fry newly hatched brine shrimp until large enough to accept crushed flake food.

The Green Tiger Barb needs to be fed a variety of foods including vegetables as well as meaty foods. Feed a quality flake food as well as live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1"

Customer Testimonials

Ben O Washougal , WA
I just bought three Tiger Barbs and three Green Tiger Barbs. These great fish love to school around in the aquarium and play. I highly recommend them.
Dave S Norwich , CT
I own two Green Tiger Barbs. They are very active fish. Their temperament is very good and they should be paired off with other Barbs. When Green Tiger Barbs sleep, they sleep inverted. Do not be alarmed if you turn on your light and they are face down in the tank! They prefer live plants and seem to play in them, hiding from other barbs! A great community fish for the novice and expert.
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