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. 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. They inhabit quiet, tree-lined rivers and tributaries filled with sand, rocks, and thick vegetation and prefer clear, highly oxygenated water. An ideal aquarium fish for a community tank.
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Tiger barbs prefer crystal clear and clean water. When selecting an aquarium filter consider the size of your aquarium and ensure adequate volume to maintain clean water. They are a hardy species and tolerate broad water parameters but do best in clean water. Sponge filters and hang on filters are suitable, cannister filters are a great option for medium to large aquariums.
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Tiger barbs are not fussy when it comes to lighting and do not have specific requirements. Aquarium lighting is necessary for the photosynthesis required for healthy aquarium plants.
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Tiger barbs occupy to middle water column and do not have substrate preferences. Aquarium gravel, sand and pebbles are all options. If planting live aquarium plants, aquarium soils can be used under a layer of gravel or sand for optimum plant fertilization and growth.
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Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums. Please contact us for custom tank services.