Tinfoil Red Tail Barb


The Tinfoil Barb is an awesome addition to your fish tank! We’re updating this profile so check back again but in the meantime, if you have any questions, please ask in our forum! Click here to start asking your question!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

AquariumsLife.com April 23, 2009 at 5:25 am

I have 5 of them in a 30 gallon tank. They are great fish and are easy to take care of. They do well in small groupes

Mel August 28, 2009 at 9:07 am

These are great fish but get very large. A minimum tank size of 55 gallons is best and I don’t know that I would put more than three or four in there. Fully grown these fish can get to 14 inches but their temperament is wonderful with other fish. (except smaller ones they can eat)

david deeds August 29, 2009 at 6:51 pm

so i whent to petco to buy live plants when a guy comes in trying to give petco his fish. the employee told him they couldnt because they were to “large” so i thought to myself how large culd they be so i approached him and saw they red fins through the bag they were a couple of tinfoil barbs about 6 or inches long big for what i have in my 55 at home but i took them anyway knowing that i had the room and that i would be helping them out.. haha so i get home plant the plants and release the barbs long story short they ripped em out and ate them and are extreme pigs when it comes to feeding eating the wafers or anything i drop in there whole… before any of the fish can touch it so its a bit hard to deal with but i love them and there really healthy and active fish!

Han October 26, 2011 at 7:49 pm

I currently have 4 tinfoil barbs and 2 kissing gouramis in a 55 gallon tank. How oftn so I do a water change and what percentage? They get fed flakes and blood worms twice a day. Any info would be great.

Han October 26, 2011 at 7:51 pm

I currently have five tinfoil barbs and two kissing gouramis in a 55 gallon tank. How often and how much of a water change should I do? I feed them flakes and blood worms twice daily. No live plants.

Leave a Comment