Green Tiger Barb

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Latin name: (Puntius tetrazona)

Care Level





Green, Orange, White, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons



The Green Tiger Barb is an incredibly active fish that will add some life to any aquarium. They thrive in well-planted tanks of at least 30 gallons with soft, slightly acidic water, and they should have plenty of open space to swim. Rocks and driftwood can be used to decorate the tank, but be aware that the Green Tiger Barb may pester or nip the fins of larger, slower moving fish. Therefore, it is important to research the fish that may be kept with the Green Tiger Barb to ensure compatibility. Additionally, it is important to know that the Green Tiger Barb may become aggressive and territorial when kept in a group of fewer than six.

It is essential to ensure that the aquarium is large enough to house a number of Barbs. It is also important to monitor the aquarium to ensure that the female’s eggs are safe from any potential predators. Additionally, it is beneficial to maintain the optimum water temperature and pH levels to ensure the health of the fry. Furthermore, the aquarium should have plenty of shelters and hiding places for the fry to provide protection and security. Finally, regular water changes will help maintain good water quality and prevent any potential diseases.

The Green Tiger Barb needs to be fed a variety of foods to ensure it has the proper nutrition for its growth and health. Feed it quality flake food as well as live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms.

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