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Puntius tetrazona
Tiger Barb
Bleeker, 1855

(Other members of the genus Puntius)

ADULT SIZE: 7 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 22-28 C

FOOD: Feed Puntius tetrazona live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Indonesia

SEXUAL DIFFERENCES: Males are somewhat slimmer, and slightly more brightly coloured.

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AQUARIUM CARE: This Sumatran barb is an old favourite in the aquarium hobby; it is an attractive and active species, and also pretty hardy. Tanks can be planted, but should also have plenty of open space for swimming.

A robust and undemanding species, and a good candidate for certain community tanks - ie those with no slow moving species - no guppies, angelfish, labyrinth fish etc. Tankmates must be hardy, and agile, as this species is a fin-nipper. This behaviour can be reduced if kept in a lerge shoal.

BREEDING: Avid egg eater, spawn over marbles

Have you bred Puntius tetrazona? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Puntius tetrazona breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Low light plants Java moss, Java fern, and several of the Anubias species all do fine in low-light conditions. That is not to say that they do not thrive with stronger lighting, but in an aquarium with a lot of floating plants, or one with timid fish that prefer a dimmer tank, these plants are very useful indeed. All are epiphytes; that is to say they need not be planted, and can be attached to stones, bogwood or just left free floating


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