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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The tiger barb was also used to make genetically modified fish sold as GloFish fluorescent colored fish. Puntigrus tetrazona is referred to as Puntius tetrazonaSystomus tetrazonaor Capoeta tetrazona in older literature. If geography is not an issue many rainbowfishes and tetras are also suitable, but be sure to research your choices thoroughly before purchase.

They should be fed on an infusoria-grade food for the first few days until large enough to accept microworm, Artemia nauplii, or suchlike. Alternatively, filling much of the tank with a fine-leaved plant such as Taxiphyllum spp.

Puntigrus tetrazona

Andy, thanks a million. Barbs tetrazon have been selectively bred to emphasize bright color combinations have grown in popularity and production over the last 20 years.

These barbs are omnivorous, and will consume processed foods tstrazona as flakes and crisps, as well as live foods. 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.

The following article should be about them specificaly.


Tiger barb – Wikipedia

Maximum Standard Length 50 — 60 mm. The correct name is Barbus anchisporus. Albino barbs are a light yellow with four barely visible stripes.

Their discovery in swamp lakes subject to great changes in water level suggests a wide tolerance to water quality fluctuations. Specimen from the Bosnia-Herzegovina aquarium trade; commercial strain. The green tiger barb is the same size and has the same nature as the normal barb, but has a green body. Since then almost every information about P. The natural geographic range reportedly extends throughout caooeta Malay PeninsulaSumatra and Borneo in Indonesiawith unsubstantiated sightings reported in Cambodia.

Puntigrus tetrazona – Tiger Barb (Puntius tetrazona, Systomus tetrazona) — Seriously Fish

The egg-layers tend to spawn several hundred eggs in the early morning in clumps of plants. Adult female; commercial strain. The females are larger with a rounder belly and a mainly black dorsal fin, while the males have a bright, red nose with a tetrazonq red line above the black on their dorsal fins. Their average lifespan is six years.

Tiger barb

Basicly the whole problem exists in the books since Vaillant misinterpreted his own work, and made some mistakes. Tetrazona has black fins, and is almost unavailible in the aquarium trade.

Tiger barbs have been documented to spawn as many as eggs per female Scheurmann ; Axelrod Tiger barbs seem more susceptible than other species to cottonmouth columnarisa bacterial infection. Personally think that both P. They are often aggressive in twtrazona less than five, and are known fin nippers. Tetraxona endemic to central and southern Sumatra, with records from Borneo corresponding to congeners.

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They are relatively greedy with their food consumption and can become aggressive during feeding time.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Females can spawn at approximately two week intervals Munro et al.

You must be logged in to post a comment. They live in Indonesia, Borneo, tropical climates and prefer water with a 6. Views Read Edit View history. The tiger barb usually attains sexual maturity at a body length of 2 to 3 centimeters 0. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Males will also show better colouration in the presence of conspecific rivals.

They are thus not recommended for tanks with capofta, more peaceful fishes such as bettasgouramisangelfish and others with long, flowing fins.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Gold and albino tiger barbs are examples of commercially produced fish based on recessive xanthic yellow and albino genes.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is a gregarious species forming loose hierarchies, with rival males hetrazona battling with each other for female attention and hierarchical position within the group. I think we can safely say that the tiger barb in not P. Cyprinidae Distribution Probably endemic to central and southern Sumatra, with records from Borneo corresponding to congeners.

The tiger barb is one of over 70 species of barb with commercial importance in the aquarium trade.