Six-Banded Tiger Barb
Six-Banded Tiger Barb

Six-Banded Tiger Barb


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The Six-Banded Tiger Barb, also known as Puntius chalakkudiensis, is a popular freshwater fish in the aquarium trade. It is a colorful and active fish that is native to the rivers and streams of southern India.

As its name suggests, the Six-Banded Tiger Barb has six horizontal black stripes on a bright orange body. It is a schooling fish and should be kept in groups of six or more to reduce aggression and promote natural behavior.

In terms of care, the Six-Banded Tiger Barb is a hardy fish that is easy to care for. It prefers a planted aquarium with plenty of swimming space and a sandy substrate. It is tolerant of a wide range of water conditions, but prefers slightly acidic water with a pH range of 6.0-7.5 and a temperature range of 72-79°F.

The Six-Banded Tiger Barb is an omnivore and will eat a variety of foods, including flake or pellet food, frozen or live brine shrimp, bloodworms, and small pieces of fresh or frozen seafood. It is important to provide a balanced diet to ensure their nutritional needs are met.

Overall, the Six-Banded Tiger Barb is a beautiful and active fish that can make a great addition to a community aquarium for fish keepers of all skill levels.


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