Tiger Barb Fish(Puntigrus Tetrazona)

Tiger Barb Fish(Puntigrus Tetrazona)

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Tiger Barb’s scientific name is Puntigrus Tetrazona and they are part of the Cyprinidae family. Carps and minnows are part of this family, as well as the Celestial Pearl Danio. It is actually the largest family of fish in the world with over 2000 species worldwide.

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. 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 a red face 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 3 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. They live for between five to seven years. and they’ll eat a wide range of food and can even be fed certain foods that will bring out even more color than normal.

Due to their schooling behavior, they bring so much color and activity to the middle of your tank. We recommended to purchase 6 plus fish therefore they can maintain their schooling behavior.