Tiger Barb Care Tips:
Tank Size: Tiger Barbs should be kept in a school of at least 8 to 10 hence, the minimum tank size required is 20 gallon.
Tank Setup: Provide a lot of swimming space in your tank for the Tiger Barbs as they are hyperactive swimmers.
Water Temperature: Tiger Barbs favourable water temperature range is between 70 to 78 F (21 to 26 C).
Water pH Level: Tiger Barbs are a pretty hardy fish and can live comfortably in a pH range of 6.5 - 7.5. Although they can survive outside these ranges too.
Water Filtration: Use any hang on back filter which helps in keeping water crystal clear.
Food: Tiger Barbs are omnivores and very easy to feed. They love eating food like Daphnia and mosquito larvae. They can also eat frozen fish food like frozen bloodworms and all other normal fish foods like pellets, flakes etc.
Number of Fish: Tiger Barbs should be kept in a school of at least 8 to 10.
Tankmates: Tiger Barbs can be kept with a variety of other fish. Although avoid keeping them along with other slow moving long finned fish like the Bettas, Angel Fish and Guppies.
Feed them high-quality flake fish food once per day.
It's a great idea to vary their diet though. I'd recommend supplementing their daily staple food with something like freeze-dried brine shrimp, which are safe and not too unlike the freshwater crustaceans the barbs would hunt in the wild. And I'd also look into some plant matter -- many fish will actually eat fresh or steamed vegetables, like peas or spinach. I'd do some web searching to see what other people's tiger barbs enjoy.
Albino Tiger Barb - Live Aquaria
The Tiger Barb is moderately easy to breed, and raising the fry is relatively simple. They become sexually mature at about 6 to 7 weeks of age when they have attained a size between about 3/4 of an inch to just over an inch in length (2 - 3 cm). Select breeding pairs from the school that have excellent markings and strong color.They are egg layers that scatter their eggs rather than using a specific breeding site. The eggs are adhesive and will fall to the substrate. These fish can spawn in a 20-gallon breeding tank. It can be set up with a sponge filter, a heater, and some plants. Marbles used as substrate will help protect the eggs. The water should be a medium hardness to 10° dGH, slightly acidic, with a pH of about 6.5, and a temperature between 74 and 79° F (24 - 26° C).Condition the pair with a variety of live foods, such as brine shrimp. Introduce the female to the breeding tank first, and add the male after a couple of days when the female is full of eggs. The courting ritual will start in the late afternoon with them swimming around each other. The male will perform headstands and spread his fins to excite the female. The spawn will take place in the morning, with the male chasing and nipping the female. The female will begin releasing 1 to 3 eggs at a time. Up to 300 eggs will be released, though more mature females can hold 700 or more.After the spawn, remove the parents as they will eat the eggs. The eggs will hatch in about 48 hours, and the fry will be free-swimming in about 5 days. The free-swimming fry should be fed infusoria, a liquid fry food, or newly hatched baby brine at least 3 times a day. Pay close attention when feeding, as uneaten foods can quickly foul the water, and the fry require clean water to survive. See the description of breeding techniques in . Also, see for information about types of foods for raising the young.
Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Tiger Barb - Aquarium Fish