Albino Tiger Barbs Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish

Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Tiger Barb - Live Aquaria
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Tiger Barb colors will pop out of the aquarium in appreciation. Adult Tiger Barbs will spawn in a community aquarium, but it is unlikely any of the eggs will escape being eaten. If you would like to breed Tiger Barbs, a separate aquarium is required. Ten gallons will suffice for one female and two males, which is the preferred ratio by fish farmers – ensuring that all of the 250 or so eggs are fertilized.
A video of my African Tigerfish Cohabiting with other predators in the 8ft x 3ft 390.6 USgallon Aquarium, enjoy......
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The biggest difference between these and the Tiger Barbs is that Albinos do not always have gill covers. When first introduced to the aquarium hobby, these fish were received with mixed reactions. This mostly seemed to relate to a matter of taste. Some folks fell in love with these little pretties, while others were indifferent. Consequently, they have been less popular than the regular Tiger Barbs but are still readily available. However, with some great developments in red, gold, and platinum strains, they are becoming more sought after. These variations are sold under names such as Gold Tiger Barb, Golden Platinum Tiger Barb, Albino Golden Tiger Barb, Red Tiger Barb, Blood Red Tiger Barb, and so forth. It is impossible to breed African tiger fish in an aquarium. Most specimens kept in aquariums are often captured from the wild.
Photo provided by FlickrNew Guinea Tigerfish have never been bred in an aquarium environment and little is known of their breeding habits.
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The tiger barb is one of over 70 species of barb with commercial importance in the aquarium trade. Of the total ornamental fish species imported into the United States in 1992, only 20 species account for more than 60% of the total number of specimens reported, with tiger barbs falling at tenth on the list, with 2.6 million individuals imported. (Chapman et al. 1994). Barbs that have been selectively bred to emphasize bright color combinations have grown in popularity and production over the last 20 years.[] Examples of colour morphs (not hybrids) of tiger barb include highly green tiger barbs that reflect green over their black because of the , gold tiger barbs and albino tiger barbs.The best option for tiger barbs, is to house them in a species only fish tank. The aquarium should be at least 20 gallons, with the usual tank size rule applying – the bigger the tank is to start with, the better the fish will do over the long run. Larger tanks have more stable water parameters, and are actually far easier to care for than smaller ones.The tiger barb stays relatively small in the home aquarium, with adults growing to a maximum of 3 inches (7.5 cm), with 2 inches (5cm) being more common. On average they will live for 5-6 years if well cared for, and are generally a very hardy fish.If you are planning to breed tiger barbs, the first thing that you have to do is ensure that you at least 6-7 of the fish. They should be placed in at least a 20 gallon long tank, with a 29 gallon being preferable. The tank should be well planted with live plants, with some aquarists stating that bunches of Cabomba work best.The Tigerfish is a carnivorous species that feeds primarily on other fish. In the home aquarium, you should offer your Tigerfish commercial foods designed for carnivorous fish as well as a variety of fresh and frozen foods like earthworms, small shrimp, small crabs, and small fish.I keep the tank at 80 degrees and add a little aquarium salt when I add water to the tank. I have found that African Tiger Fish are excelent in an aquarium and are compatable with fish to large for it to eat.