Barb - Green Tiger

Scientific Name: Barbus tetrazona

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Alternative Name

Scientific Name: Barbus tetrazona

Basic Info

The Green Tiger Barb is a relatively small fish. It will have greenish tints to it, which distinguish it from the Tiger Barb. It will only reach a size of two to three inches at maturity. Green Tiger Barbs have alternating color and black vertical strips. Males, however, will more of a redder than orange tint, especially in the nose and fin areas. Females are generally a little fatter than the males.


Green Tiger Barbs do not require any special attention, and are rather hardy. They need their water to be between 68 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Green Tiger Barbs do best in slightly acidic water, with a pH in the range of six to seven. They like to eat live and frozen food, such as: blood worms, glass worms, brine shrimp, plankton, daphnia and vegetables. They will eat flake and freeze dried foods, as well. Breeding Green Tiger Barbs are egg layers. The male will become brighter when it is spawning. The female Green Tiger Barb will become much larger during spawning season as well.


Fresh water fish


Green Tiger Barbs can add zest and life to any aquarium. This extremely active fish will keep an onlooker captivated for hours. They are especially pleasant when in schools of five or more. Green Tiger Barbs are also hardy, and easy to take care of, which makes them great for beginners, or a low maintenance tank. Don't let the name, Green Tiger Barb fool you. They are not a very aggressive fish. Tiger Barbs get their name from their body coloration. They can get a little aggressive if not kept in schools. Also, Green Tiger Barbs might nip at other, less active fish, such as Angle Fish. Green Tiger Barbs enjoy plenty of space, and decorations such as driftwood and rocks. They will not bother live plants.


Southeast Asia


Green Tiger Barbs, or the Barbus tetrazona, are originally found in Borneo, Indonesia, Sumatra, and Thailand.

Common Foods


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