Green Tiger Barb (Puntius Tetrazona. Var)
The Green Tiger Barb, sometimes referred to as the Moss Barb, is a color morph of the standard Tiger Barb. They are stunningly vibrant and active freshwater fish that brings life and color to any aquarium. Sporting a striking green hue, these fish are adorned with four dark vertical stripes, creating a bold contrast and an eye-catching appearance. The Green Tiger Barb typically grows to an adult size of 2-3 inches, making it an ideal choice for both small and larger aquariums.
Green 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 Green Tiger Barbs are kept in too small of an aquarium and in too few numbers. Green 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. As they move, their iridescent green scales shimmer and change shades, creating a mesmerizing display that is sure to captivate anyone who gazes into the aquarium.
Tank Habitat and Care:
Green 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 Green 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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