Fish of the Week: Tiger Barb

One of my favourites in a species’ tank.

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We’re back fish folks! It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Everyone’s koi ponds are starting to have more activity with the coming warmer weather. Make sure to check out our party photos from last week’s post. They’re awesome!

Onto the fish… Our fish of the week is the Tiger Barb! Tiger barbs (Puntius tetrazona) are great beginner fish for home freshwater tiger barbaquariums. Also known as the Sumatra barb, these fish are originally found in Sumatra and Borneo. They are very active fish that like to swim about in groups, so be sure to get a few! They may pick on slower moving fish, so make sure they all have enough room to feel comfortable. Even better to keep them in a tank with other active fish (tetras, danios, etc.) Being omnivores, they like a mix of veggies and meaty foods. In addition to a maintenance fish pellet…

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