Albino Tiger Barb

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Description of the Albino Tiger Barb

The Albino Tiger Barb is the same species as the more well known Tiger barb, the only difference is its coloring. The albino tiger barb has white stripes on an orange body whereas the Tiger bard has black stripes. They can be an aggressive fish and 'nip' the fins of other species so don't make an ideal community fish.

Popular Name: Albino Tiger Barb
Species: Puntius tetrazona

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Albino Tiger Barb

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

  • Size: Up to 6cm

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

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

  • Temperament: Can be aggressive to other species

  • Habitat: Shallow waters of fast flowing streams

  • Behaviour: Keep in schools of at least six to minimise aggressive behaviour

  • Range: Indonesia, Borneo and Sumatra

Scientific Classification of the Albino 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 tetrazona

  • Popular Name: Albino Tiger Barb - Orange Barb

  • Size: Up to 6cm

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

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

  • Temperament: Can be aggressive to other species

  • Habitat: Shallow waters of fast flowing streams

  • Behaviour: Keep in schools of at least six to minimise aggressive behaviour

  • Range: Indonesia, Borneo and Sumatra

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Albino 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!


Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Albino Tiger Barb slimy?
Albino Tiger Barb secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Albino 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 Albino Tiger Barb have gills?
Gills enable the Albino 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 Albino 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 Albino Tiger Barb has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

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

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

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

Interesting Facts and Information about Albino Tiger Barb

Albino Tiger Barb

  • Interesting Information about Albino Tiger Barb

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

  • Why do the Albino Tiger Barb have gills?

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

  • Species: Puntius tetrazona

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