Tiger Barb (Puntius tetrazona)
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Water Conditions: 74-79° F, KH 4-10, pH 6.0-7.0
Max. Size: 3″
Color Form: Black, Orange, White, Yellow
Origin: Farm Raised, USA
Tiger Barbs are a good choice for beginner aquarists that wish to breed fish, since Tiger Barbs frequently spawn in aquariums without much pampering. They are hardy and will accept a wide range of temperatures. If you choose a high quality flake food they will do well on a prepared food diet, but it is always recommended to sometimes supplement the flakes with more meaty foods such as Daphnia, bloodworms or similar. More information regarding suitable food during the breeding period can be found further down in this article.