Tiger Barb

Puntius tetrazona

A semi-aggressive schooling fish from parts of Southeast Asia. Do bets when kept in groups of 6 or more. They do tend to be aggressive towards other types of fish, especially fish with long fins, so they are reccommended for the species aquarium only. Will eat almost any prepared fish food. Due to their need to be kept in groups, the minimum reccommended tank size is 30 gallons.

Maximum size: 3 inches

Minimum tank size: 30 gallons

Water requirements: 76-82° F, a Ph of 6.5-7.5 is best

Breeding: egg scatterer

 

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