Tropical Freshwater Fish Sketchbook

Tropical Freshwater Fish Sketchbook: Tiger Barb!

Tiger Barb,© 2015 Liz Vitale

Tiger Barb,© 2015 Liz Vitale

Tiger Barbs make a real statement in a home aquarium, but many people get too few of them; when there are less than 7 or 8, Tiger Barbs harass other fish. Sadly, many fishkeepers think this is “cool” and again, call it a “survival of the fittest” situation. They also need to be kept with fish their own size or you get the same situation. But if you keep 7, 8 or more Tiger Barbs, they will focus more on each other, and then blossom into very playful and curious fish who always have their noses into everything but will generally leave other fish alone