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Temperature: 21 - 27°C
Max Size: 8cm
Temperment: Keep in groups to minimise fin-nipping and avoid shy or long-finned tankmates.
Shoal Size: 6 or more
Food: Thrives on a varied diet including frozen and dry food.
Very active & boisterous. Enjoys free swimming areas and will often "play" in the water current.
Fin-nipping is minimised if kept in large same-species groups. Not suitable for most community tanks as it does fin nip and can be mildly aggressive.
Four tiger-like black vertical stripes on an orange-yellow body make it obvious where this member of the barb family got its common name.
All Live Fish are only available as in-store purchase. Each species may vary to the images and at times colouration may develop in different patterns and at different life stages. Visit in-store and discuss with an Animates team member if you have any questions about our range.