How Do You Take Care Of Tiger Barbs?
The tiger barb, Puntius tetrazona, is native to the waters of Sumatra, Indonesia and Borneo. You can easily identify it by the four dark vertical bands that are on its body, which are reminiscent of a tiger’s strips. This schooling fish is ideal for a community tank, and is one of the most popular species, despite its reputation for being a notorious fin nipper. Step 1 Clean your tank once you acquire it. Fill the tank about ¼ full of hot water and then clean the inside and outside of the tank with a dish towel. The tank may have been sitting for awhile and accumulated dust and other waste. Empty and dry the tank then fill it with room temperature water. Now you should wait 24 hours till you get your Tiger Barb. Step 2 Set up your tank to create ideal tank conditions for your tiger barbs. Install a filter and attach the heater. Set it to maintain the water temperature between 70 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 25 degrees Celsius). keep the dH range at 3.0 to 9.0. Install a filter to k