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Tiger Barb

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Tiger Barb Care Guide:

  1. Scientific Name: Puntigrus tetrazona

  2. Tank Size: Opt for a tank of at least 30 gallons for a small group of Tiger Barbs.

  3. Water Parameters:

    • Temperature: Maintain a range of 74-79°F (23-26°C).
    • pH Level: Keep the water slightly acidic to neutral, ideally between 6.0-7.5.
    • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water is suitable.
  4. Tank Setup:

    • Provide open swimming spaces with a well-decorated aquarium.
    • Use a gravel substrate and include rocks and driftwood.
    • Ensure a well-filtered tank with moderate water flow.
  5. Diet:

    • Tiger Barbs are omnivores; offer a diet of high-quality flakes, pellets, and supplement with live or frozen foods like bloodworms and brine shrimp.
  6. Tank Mates:

    • Tiger Barbs can be semi-aggressive; keep them with other robust, similarly sized fish.
    • Avoid slow-moving or long-finned species to prevent fin-nipping.
  7. Maintenance:

    • Perform regular water changes (20-30% every 2 weeks) to maintain water quality.
    • Monitor and maintain stable water parameters.
  8. Behavior:

    • Tiger Barbs are known for their striking black stripes and active behavior.
    • They exhibit schooling behavior, so keep them in groups of at least six to reduce aggression.
  9. Compatibility:

    • Compatible with other semi-aggressive fish of similar size.
    • Avoid housing them with overly territorial or fin-nipping species.
  10. Breeding:

    • Tiger Barbs may breed in a well-maintained aquarium with suitable conditions.
    • Provide fine-leaved plants or breeding mops for egg deposition.
  11. Health Monitoring:

    • Regularly observe for signs of stress, disease, or changes in behavior.
    • Quarantine new additions to prevent potential diseases.

By creating a vibrant and well-structured tank, you can appreciate the dynamic and lively nature of Tiger Barbs in your aquarium.