Tiger Barb

Tiger Barb

The very popular Tiger Barb is an easy fish to care for and can be fun to watch as it swims at high speed in schools of six or more.

It is not, however, an ideal fish for a community tank as it does nip any fish with flowing fins and can be mildly aggressive.


  • Common Names: Tiger Barb, Sumatra Barb, Partbelt Barb, and Tirger
  • Scientific Name: Barbus tetrazona
  • Adult Size: 3 inches
  • Life Expectancy: 6 years
  • Family     Cyprinidae
  • Origin     Borneo, Indonesia, Sumatra
  • Social     Active schooling fish, nips fins
  • Tank Level     Mid dweller
  • Minimum Tank Size     20 gallon
  • Diet     Omnivore, eats most foods
  • Breeding     Egglayer
  • Care     Easy to Intermediate
  • pH     6.5
  • Hardness     up to 10 dGH
  • Temperature     68–79 degrees Fahrenheit (20–26 degrees Celsius)


The Tiger Barb is native to Borneo and Malaysia, including Sarawak and Kalimantan. They can also be found on Sumatra, in Thailand, and in Cambodia. Non-native Tiger Barbs have been introduced in Singapore, Australia, the United States, and Colombia. In their native habitat, these fish inhabit quiet, tree-lined trees and tributaries lined with sand, rocks, and thick vegetation where they can find insects, algae, invertebrates, and detritus from plants. They prefer clear, highly-oxygenated water.


Colors and Markings
Four tiger-like black vertical stripes on an orange-yellow body make it obvious where this member of the barb family got its common name. Red edged fins and nose add even more color to the popular Tiger Barb. In recent years, selective breeding has created several color variations that include green, black, red, and albino. Reaching an adult size of 2 1/2 to three inches, they are large enough to avoid being eaten by large fish, yet small enough to keep a school of them in a modest-sized tank.


Tank mates
This colorful Tiger Barb is frequently chosen for a community tank, but they are not an ideal choice for all aquariums. When kept singly or in groups of two-three, Tiger Barbs will terrorize almost any fish that is unfortunate enough to reside in the same tank (especially any with long, flowing fins). Yet if they are kept in groups of a half dozen or more, they will usually keep their quarreling to themselves.MAKE MY HOBBY.com

Regardless of the numbers kept, it is never advisable to keep Tigers in the same tank with docile, slow-moving, or long finned fish such as angelfish or bettas. For a striking display, set up a species-specific tank with a half dozen of each color variation, complemented by live plants. Alternatively, pair the Tiger Barb with fast-moving tank mates such as danios, platys, loaches, or catfish. When well cared for, Tiger Barbs have a lifespan of five to seven years.


Tiger Barb Habitat and Care
Tigers Barbs tolerate a wide range of water conditions but do best in soft, slightly acidic water. The ideal tank should have a large open area for swimming with an abundance of live or artificial plants around the periphery of the tank. Temperature is not critical, and this fish can even be kept in an unheated tank. Provide good lighting and a fine substrate to complete the setup.


Tiger Barb Diet
Accepting of virtually any food, Tiger Barbs should be given a variety of foods to maintain a healthy immune system. Include quality flake food as well as live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms. They will quickly gobble up small aquatic invertebrates and even cooked vegetables.


SIZE: 1"+/-
Note: All Size mentioned is approximate. Fish size may differ on dispatch.

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