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Average Size: The Green Tiger Barb, a vibrant and energetic addition to your aquarium, typically reaches an average size of 2 to 3 inches (5-7.5 cm). They can grow up to a maximum size of 4 inches (10 cm).


Tank Size Required: To accommodate the active nature of the Green Tiger Barb and promote their well-being, a minimum tank size of 20 gallons is recommended. However, for a more comfortable and harmonious community, a 30-gallon tank or larger is ideal.


Temperament: These fish are known for their spirited and social behavior, making them excellent additions to a community aquarium. They can be mildly nippy, especially in groups of fewer than six individuals. Larger groups tend to display less aggressive tendencies.


Unique Traits: Green Tiger Barbs are distinctively colored with vibrant green bodies and black vertical stripes, resembling a tiger's pattern. Their active nature and schooling behavior make them captivating to watch as they dart and explore their aquatic environment.


Other Names: They are sometimes referred to as Green Barbs.

Ease of Care: Green Tiger Barbs fall into the "Moderate" category in terms of care. While not overly demanding, they thrive when provided with the appropriate conditions and companions.


Diet: These omnivorous fish have a versatile diet. They enjoy a variety of foods, including high-quality flakes, pellets, live or frozen brine shrimp, daphnia, and vegetable matter. To maintain their vibrant coloration, consider feeding them a balanced diet with occasional treats.


Characteristics and Looks: Green Tiger Barbs are renowned for their striking coloration, marked by a bright green hue and characteristic black stripes running vertically along their body. Their streamlined shape and energetic movements make them a dynamic addition to any aquarium, adding life and vibrancy to the aquatic environment.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.5 - 7.5
  • gH (General Hardness): 5 - 15 dGH
  • kH (Carbonate Hardness): 4 - 8 dKH
  • TDS (Total Dissolved Solids): 150 - 300 ppm
  • Temperature: 75-80°F (24-27°C)


Disclaimer: Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Green Tiger Barb

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