Tiger Barb - The Consolidated Fish Farms Inc.

Tiger Barb

Country of Origin: 🇺🇸USA
Regular price $3.00
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Tiger Barb

Background Info

Tiger Barbs are usually silver or gold in color with black stripes and orange accents on their fins. Their appearance is reminiscent of a tiger, which is where they get their name from. These fish are lively and playful. They are schooling fish, so they should live in a tank with other Tiger Barbs to stay happy and healthy.

 

Tiger Barbs should be in a tank of at least 30 gallons in size. They prefer tanks that have many plants and decorations but plenty of room for swimming. They usually do best in water that is slightly acidic. Tiger Barbs can reach about 2.5 to 3 inches in size. This keeps them from being targets of other, larger fish, yet they are small enough to be schooling fish in a big enough tank.

 

Even though they are friendly and generally peaceful, the Tiger Barb is extremely active and could irritate or pester slow-moving fish in their tank.

 

If you want to breed Tiger Barbs, you will need to be vigilant. Tiger Barbs are not always the best parents and can eat their own eggs. You should either set up a separate tank for breeding or remove the fish once they lay eggs.

Feeds and Feeding

Tiger Barbs are omnivores, so they will eat just about anything, including vegetables and meaty foods. You can feed them primarily flake food and give them live and frozen foods like brine shrimp and bloodworms as a treat every once in a while.

Tankmates

Tiger Barbs are happy, active fish. However, they might pester other fish in their tank if they are moving too slow. To prevent any fights between Tiger Barbs and slower fish, it is usually best to keep them in separate tanks. Tiger Barbs should live with a few other Tiger Barbs. They can also do well in a tank with most other types of Barb.

Frequently Asked Questions

How aggressive are Tiger Barbs?

Tiger Barbs have a somewhat unusual temperament. They can be aggressive, though not in reaction to territory or predation. They will attack and act aggressively toward other fish in their tank if they are moving too slow.

Are Tiger Barbs good community fish?

Usually, Tiger Barbs are great community fish as long as they live with species that are compatible with them. They do not do well in communities with slow fish with flowing fins.

DOA Policy

While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.

We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but  shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

Shipping Policy

Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We ship fish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping and ensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensure they maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only the continental United States. 

FAQ

"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"

-         We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.

"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"

-         While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us,  with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"

-         We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"

-         Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!

"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"

-         Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.

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