The tiger barb is one of the top ten most imported fish in the world and is being bred to bring out its colours.
The Tiger Barb is sometimes called the Sumatra barb and can grow to 7cm in length. It is a shoaling species and prefers to be kept in groups.
The Tiger Barb is a shoaling fish and will nip at delicate fins of slow moving fish. A good tank mate for them is the clown loach which will follow them around as one of them. These fish generally like to swim in the middle levels of the tank and will accept all foods.
The Tiger Barb will benefit from a PH between 220.127.116.11.