Albino Tiger Barb (Puntius Tetrazona. Var)
The Albino Tiger Barb is sometimes referred to as Gold Tiger Barb, Golden Platinum Tiger Barb, Albino Golden Tiger Barb, Red Tiger Barb, and Blood Red Tiger Barb.
The Albino Tiger Barb, which is a variant of the Tiger Barb, is a visually appealing color variation. The typical form of this type of Barb has a creamy or yellowish base color with white stripes, but there are various Albino versions available that exhibit a mix of gold and platinum shades in their body color. These fish feature vibrant red highlights on their fins and nose, adding to their striking appearance. Although mature specimens may lose some of their intensity, a group of these lively fish in a generously sized tank can create a stunning spectacle.
The Albino Tiger Barb typically grows to an adult size of 2-3 inches, making it an ideal choice for both small and larger aquariums.
Albino Tiger Barbs are known to be one of the more aggressive barb species, having a bad reputation for nipping the fins of slow-moving and long-finned tank mates. This is more frequently encountered when Albino Tiger Barbs are kept in too small of an aquarium and in too few numbers. Albino Tiger Barbs are natural schooling fish requiring at least 8 to 10 individuals to reduce their aggressive nature. They enjoy swimming in lively schools that dart and weave throughout the tank, creating a mesmerizing display that is sure to captivate anyone who gazes into the aquarium.
Tank Habitat and Care:
Albino Tiger Barbs thrive in well-maintained tanks with a minimum size of 30 gallons, as they require ample swimming space for their energetic antics. Water temperature should be kept between 74-79°F, with a pH range of 6.0-8.0. A gentle water current, created by a filter or air stone, is also appreciated, as it stimulates the river-like conditions these fish are used to.
The Albino Tiger Barb is an omnivorous species with a diverse diet, making it relatively easy to feed. They enjoy a mix of high-quality, small-sized, slow-sinking pellets or flakes. To supplement their diet and maintain optimal health, it's important to offer a variety of live or frozen foods, such as brine shrimp, daphnia, or bloodworms.
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