Synonyms, Barbus tetrazona, Barbus tetrazona tetrazona, Capoeta tetrazona, Puntius tetrazona. Family, Cyprinidae. Origin, Borneo, Indonesia. Genus Puntigrus Species: Puntigrus tetrazona Capoeta tetrazona Bleeker, — orig. combination. Barbus tetrazona (Bleeker, ). Synonyms and Other Names: Sumatra barb, partbelt barb, Barbodes tetrazona, Barbus tetrazona, Capoeta tetrazona, C. sumatranus, Puntius tetrazona.

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These barbs are omnivorous, and will consume processed foods such as flakes and crisps, as well as live foods. Could you summarise them please? They do, however, work well with many fast-moving fish such as daniosplatys and most catfish.

Tiger barb

The egg-layers tend to spawn several hundred eggs in the early morning in clumps of plants. The author of the article went back as far as to reading the copies of original statements. Wild-collected adult male specimen from the U.

They live in Indonesia, Borneo, tropical climates and prefer water with a 6. Tiger barbs have been documented to spawn as many as eggs per female Scheurmann ; Axelrod Learn how and when to remove these template messages. They dwell primarily at the water’s mid-level. Tiger barbs seem more susceptible than other species to cottonmouth columnarisa bacterial infection.

One of the best tankmates for the tiger barb provided there is considerable space is the clown loachwhich will school with the tiger barbs and act as they do, and the tigers act as the loaches do.

Puntigrus tetrazona is referred to as Puntius tetrazonaSystomus tetrazonaor Capoeta tetrazona in older literature. I think we can safely say that the tiger barb in not P. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The adult group can be conditioned together but an additional aquarium should be set up and filled with mature water.


The tiger barb is one of over 70 species of barb with commercial importance in the aquarium trade. Cyprinidae Distribution Probably endemic to central and southern Sumatra, with records from Borneo corresponding to congeners. If geography is not an issue many rainbowfishes and tetras are also suitable, but be sure to research your choices thoroughly before purchase.

Tiger Barb

yetrazona It is a gregarious species forming loose hierarchies, with rival males continually battling with each other for female attention and hierarchical position within the group. Views Read Edit View history. Adult female; commercial strain. When in large enough groups, however, they tend to spend most of their time chasing each other and leave other species of fish alone. The tiger barb was also used to make genetically modified fish sold as GloFish fluorescent colored fish.

Interspecific and intraspecific hybridization is done to achieve different colors and patterns to satisfy market demand for new tiger barb varieties.

Tiger barb – Wikipedia

Adult female; commercial strain, with typically deformed body shape. Albino barbs are a light yellow with four barely visible stripes. Basicly the whole problem exists tetrzzona the books since Vaillant misinterpreted his own work, and made some mistakes.

Spawned eggs are adhesive, negatively buoyant in freshwater and average 1. Please help improve it or discuss these caporta on the talk page. The tiger barb usually attains sexual maturity at a body tetrzaona of 2 to 3 centimeters 0.


Wild fish will do best towards the lower end of this range. Barbs that have been selectively bred to emphasize bright color combinations have grown in popularity and production over the last 20 years. This article has multiple issues.

You must be logged in to post a comment. These are not hybrids. The tiger barb or Sumatra barb Puntigrus tetrazona[1] is a species of tropical cyprinid fish. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. Sexual Dimorphism Adult males tend to be smaller, slimmer, and possess a more intense colour pattern than females. Adult male; ‘moss’ or ‘green’ ornamental strain. The natural geographic range reportedly extends throughout the Malay PeninsulaSumatra and Borneo in Indonesiawith unsubstantiated sightings reported in Cambodia.

Wild-collected adult female from the U. The tiger barb can grow to about 7—10 centimeters 2.

Once spawning is finished, they will usually eat any of the eggs they can find. They are relatively greedy with their food consumption and can become aggressive during feeding time. Some can grow to around 13 centimeters as well. This article relies largely capoets entirely on a single source. This page was last edited on 4 Octoberat