Albino Tiger Barb


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 tank of at least 30 gallons with soft, slightly acidic water. Rocks and driftwood can be added to the aquarium, but leave plenty of space for swimming. The Albino Tiger Barb is a very active fish that may pester or even nip the fins of larger, slower-moving fish.

It is best, when trying to breed the Albino Tiger Barb to house a number of Barbs in the same aquarium until they pair off. After a pair has developed, the female will lay the eggs and the male will follow behind to fertilize. The fry will be free-swimming after about 5 days. Feed the fry newly hatched brine shrimp until large enough to accept crushed flake food.

The Albino Tiger Barb needs to be fed a variety of foods including vegetables as well as meaty foods. Feed a quality flake food as well as freeze dried, live, and frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms.

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Brendan January 6, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Hey guys. I have a quick Question. I had a two tiger barbs in my tank, one was not albino. The non albino one nipped the other one realy bad and destroyed his fin. I returned that one and now only have the albino. Do you think that he will nip the others once he is healed?

D3ven April 11, 2009 at 4:53 am

No. He will not nip other fish tail. Hes the victim. But you should separate the suspect. I assure you thats effective.

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