The Albino Tiger Barb, scientifically known as Puntius tetrazona, is a captivating and popular freshwater fish species that adds a burst of color and activity to community aquariums. With its striking albino coloration and active schooling behavior, the Albino Tiger Barb is a true gem that will enhance the vibrancy of your aquatic environment.
The Albino Tiger Barb showcases a unique appearance, featuring a pale body with bright red or orange stripes and fins. Their distinct coloration and tiger-like stripes create a visually captivating and dynamic display in freshwater aquariums. These barbs are known for their lively and active swimming behavior, especially when kept in schools.
These fish thrive in the company of their own kind and are best kept in groups of five or more to reduce aggression and encourage natural schooling behavior. They are generally peaceful but can display fin-nipping behavior, especially if kept in smaller numbers or with slow-moving tankmates.
Caring for the Albino Tiger Barb involves creating a stable environment with appropriate water parameters. They thrive in freshwater with specific requirements, including stable temperature, pH, and water hardness levels. A well-planted aquarium with hiding spots and open swimming areas will provide them with the ideal habitat. Their diet should consist of high-quality flake foods, pellets, and occasional live or frozen foods for variety.
- Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
- pH: 6.0-7.5
- Water Hardness (GH): 5-12 dGH
Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Our team of experts is always happy to provide personalized guidance and answer any questions you may have about the care of Albino Tiger Barbs.