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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

Feed a varied diet Flake food is an excellent nutritionally balanced food for tropical fish, but all species relish a varied diet. Where appropriate, try feeding commercially bought frozen livefoods, very small pieces of shellfish (mussel, prawn etc) or culture your own Daphnia, brine shrimp, or worms. See more about foods and feeding here


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