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Tiger barb is a very popular freshwater fish. It is an easy fish to care for and can be fun to watch as it swims in schools of six or more. It can be mild. The tiger barb is native to Borneo and Malaysia, including Sarawak and Kalimantan. They can also be found on the island of Sumatra and in Thailand and Cambodia. An ideal aquarium fish for a community tank.

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Features of Tiger Barb:

  • They inhabit quiet, tree-lined rivers and tributaries filled with sand, rocks, and thick vegetation
  • They prefer clear, highly-oxygenated water.
  • Selective breeding has created several color variations that include green, black, red, and albino
  • Tiger Barbs have a lifespan of 5-7yrs
  • They have a bad repution of nipping other fish's fins

Tiger Barb : Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Tiger Barb:

Tiger barbs are very active fish and they need at least 50L tank to keep a small group of them. You’ll likely need much larger tanks if you’re planning on introducing some tank mates and live plants —usually, the bigger, the better.

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Tiger Barb Tank Mate Compatibility:

It is never advisable to keep tiger barbs in the same aquarium with docile, slow-moving, or long or flowing-finned fish, such as the angelfish, guppies or bettas. Here’s a list of some of the best tank mates for your Tiger Barb:

Feeding :

Accepting of virtually any food, tiger barbs should be given a variety of foods to maintain a healthy immune system. Include quality pelleted or 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.

Tiger Barb Tank Set-up

Light and Substrate:

You can choose to use lighting in your aquarium if that’s what you prefer. Provide good lighting and a fine substrate to complete the setup.
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Plants for Tiger Barb:

The best plants for Tiger Barbs tend to be submerged, freshwater plants.
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Decorations for Tiger Barb:

Artificial plants can work well. Additionally, you can also choose to use Aquarium Ornaments such as: Kazoo handmade fish decorations, caves, rocks, and maybe even driftwood will create a fun playground for them to swim around.

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