Barbs

Most barb fish are small, colorful, active and ideally suited for the community aquarium. Barbs are semi-aggressive fish when housed in the aquarium individually, so it is important to maintain each species in groups of six or more. This technique will minimize aggression towards more passive tank mates.

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The Albino Cherry Barb is a more slender fish when compared to the other Barbs. The coloration of this fish is cream to pink in color, and has pink eyes. Unlike some of the other... [Read more]



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The Albino Tiger Barb is cream and gold with white stripes and red/orange accented fins. They are a very lively, playful fish that prefers to be in schools. They prefer a well-planted... [Read more]



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The Cherry Barb is a more slender fish when compared to the other Barbs. The main body is silver/black with a golden, horizontal stripe following the lateral line. During spawning,... [Read more]



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The Denison Barb, also known as the Red Lined Torpedo Barb or the Rose Line Shark, is a longer fish when compared to the other barbs. The coloration of this fish is silver in color... [Read more]



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The dazzling Gold Barb has been a treasured member of community aquariums for decades. The Gold Barb has a mostly gold-colored body with small, dark or black patches running down... [Read more]



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The Green Tiger Barb's main body is deep fluorescent green with silver/gold blotches and orange accented fins. They are a very lively, playful fish that prefers to be in schools. They... [Read more]



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The Hexazon Barb, also known as the Five Banded Barb, is a golden color with six black bars running vertically on each side of the body. The Hexazon Barb prefers a well-planted... [Read more]



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The Odessa Barb is sometimes known as the Scarlet Barb, and the body of the female is silver and pink with a black spot above the pectoral fin. The male is black to silver in coloration... [Read more]



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The Panda Barb, also known as the Striped Barb, is longer bodied in relation to other Barbs. The coloration of this fish is silver with four black stripes running up its body. Unlike... [Read more]



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The Rosy Barb is one of the larger Barbs that can grow up to 6 inches in the wild. The male is red and gold with black spots near the rear and at the dorsal fin. The female lacks... [Read more]



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The Snakeskin Barb can add a lot of action to your freshwater aquarium - especially when kept in schools of six or more. Unlike other Barbs, however, these fish are not as bullish... [Read more]



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The Tiger Barb is silver/gold with black stripes and orange accented fins. They are a very lively, playful fish that prefers to be in schools. They prefer a well-planted tank of... [Read more]



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The Tinfoil Barb has large, distinct silvery metallic scales, red-tipped fins, and a forked tail characteristic of a fast-swimming fish. The shimmering silver scales of this active... [Read more]