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Green Tiger Barb

Description of the Green Tiger Barb

The Green Tiger Barb is also known as the Moss Green Tiger Barb or Green Tiger Barb and is the same species as the Tiger Barb, just a different color. The Green Tiger Barb can be aggressive to other fish, it is commonly known as a 'fin nipper'. To minimise aggressive behaviour it is recommended that groups of five or more Green Tiger Barbs are kept together.


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Green Tiger Barb


 

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Popular Name: Green Tiger Barb
Species: Puntius semifasciolatus


Profile of the Green Tiger Barb

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Green Tiger Barb species.

 

  • Size: Up to 6cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: 25-27 Degrees. PH 6-8

  • Temperament: Can be aggressive

  • Diet / Feeding: Brine Shrimp, Dried, Frozen, Flaked Food

  • Habitat: Freshwater streams and rivers

  • Behaviour: Commonly known as 'fin nippers'

  • Range: Thai-Malay Peninsula, Borneo and Sumatra

Scientific Classification of the Green Tiger Barb

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species:  Puntius semifasciolatus

  • Popular Names:  Moss Green Tiger Barb, Green Tiger Barb

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Cyprinidae


Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Green Tiger Barb?


The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!


I
nteresting Facts and Information - Why are Green Tiger Barb slimy?


Green Tiger Barb secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Green Tiger Barb to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.


Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Green Tiger Barb have gills?


Gills enable the Green Tiger Barb to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.


Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Green Tiger Barb have fins?

A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Green Tiger Barb has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.
     

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Green Tiger Barb has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Green Tiger Barb Fish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Green Tiger Barb has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement.

Green Tiger Barb

  • Interesting Information about Green Tiger Barb

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Green Tiger Barb slimy?

  • Why do the Green Tiger Barb have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Green Tiger Barb have fins?

  • Species: Puntius semifasciolatus

 

 

 

 


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