The Green Tiger Barb, also known as the Moss Barb or Green Barb, is a stunning tropical freshwater fish originating from Southeast Asia. This unique color variant of the more common Tiger Barb is famous for its vibrant green body and dark, vertical bands that run across its sides.
Green Tiger Barbs are very active and social creatures, often seen swimming in schools and interacting playfully with other members of their group. They tend to grow up to 3 inches in length, making them an ideal choice for home aquariums, as they don’t require a massive tank.
Green Tiger Barbs typically have a lifespan of 4-6 years when kept in proper tank conditions. They are a small fish species, with adults usually growing to a length of around 2.5 – 3 inches (6-7 cm). This makes them ideal for your tank as they don’t require an excessively large space.
Water Parameters: Maintain a stable temperature between 74°F and 80°F (23°C to 27°C), a pH level of 6.0 to 7.5, and soft to moderately hard water.
Green Tiger Barbs thrive in groups, so it’s important to keep at least 5-6 individuals in your tank. Keeping them in smaller numbers may result in stress and fin-nipping behavior, affecting their overall health and well-being.