Caring for your Tiger Barb

I do best when kept with other Tiger Barbs in a shoal of at least six; this permits a hierarchy and stops me from becoming aggressive and nippy.

Fish with longer fins are too much of a temptation and I might nip them. I do get on well with Dwarf Gourami if my aquarium is large enough.

Feed me tropical flakes, brine shrimp, and blood-worms. King British Tropical Flake (with IHB) will keep me healthy and happy and I love King British Bloodworm Treats.

Species Profile

Scientific Name: Puntius tetrazona

Family: Cyprinidae

Adult Size: 7cm long

20-25 degrees celcius