Synonyms, Barbus tetrazona, Barbus tetrazona tetrazona, Capoeta tetrazona, Puntius tetrazona. Family, Cyprinidae. Origin, Borneo, Indonesia. Genus Puntigrus Species: Puntigrus tetrazona Capoeta tetrazona Bleeker, — orig. combination. Barbus tetrazona (Bleeker, ). Synonyms and Other Names: Sumatra barb, partbelt barb, Barbodes tetrazona, Barbus tetrazona, Capoeta tetrazona, C. sumatranus, Puntius tetrazona.

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In either situation the adults should be removed post-spawning.

The tiger barb or Sumatra barb Puntigrus tetrazona[1] is a species of tropical cyprinid fish. Adult male specimen from the Danish aquarium trade; commercial strain. The adult group can be conditioned together but an additional aquarium should be set up and filled with mature water. The natural geographic range reportedly extends throughout the Malay PeninsulaSumatra and Borneo in Indonesiawith unsubstantiated sightings reported in Cambodia.

Spawned eggs are adhesive, negatively buoyant in freshwater and average 1. Albino barbs are a light yellow with four barely visible stripes. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. Archived at the Wayback Machine. Wild-collected adult male specimen from the U.


Tiger Barb

Tiger barbs do best in soft, slightly acidic water. Puntigrus tetrazona Bleeker Adult female; commercial strain, with typically deformed body shape. You must be logged in to post a comment.

Adult pair, male at front; commercial albino strain. Unsourced material getrazona be challenged and removed. Capoeta tetrazona Bleeker, Barbus tetrazona Bleeker, Barbus tetrazona tetrazona Bleeker, Puntius tetrazona Bleeker, Systomus tetrazona Bleeker, The females are larger with a rounder belly and a mainly black dorsal fin, while the males have a bright, red nose with a distinct red line above the black on their dorsal fins.

Males will also show better colouration in the presence of conspecific rivals. Their average lifespan is six years. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

They do, however, work well with many fast-moving fish such as daniosplatys and most catfish. Tiger barbs have been documented to spawn as many as eggs per female Tetrazoba ; Axelrod Personally think that both P. The tiger barb can grow to about 7—10 centimeters 2.

Puntigrus tetrazona – Tiger Barb (Puntius tetrazona, Systomus tetrazona) — Seriously Fish

Females can spawn at approximately two week intervals Munro et al. Tiger barbs seem more susceptible than other species to cottonmouth columnarisa bacterial infection. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Alternatively, filling much of the tank with a fine-leaved plant such as Taxiphyllum tetrazlna. The real question is, however, what it really is. A genuine wild individual from Sumatra see ‘Notes’.

They dwell primarily at the water’s mid-level. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. As mentioned in the blog post, the tiger barb does not conform to P.

Puntigrus tetrazona

This article needs additional citations for verification. Barbs that have been selectively bred to emphasize bright color combinations have grown in popularity and production over the last 20 years. Tiger barbs have been reported to be found in clear or turbid shallow waters of moderately flowing streams. The author of capodta article went back as far as to reading the copies of original statements.

On average, eggs can be expected from each spawn in a mature broodstock population, although the number of eggs released will increase with the maturity and size of the fish.