They prefer a well-planted tank of at least 30 gallons with soft, slightly acidic water. Rocks and driftwood can be added to the aquarium, but leave plenty of space for swimming. The Tiger Barb is a very active fish that may pester or even nip the fins of larger, slower moving fish.
I bought a school (12) of Tiger Barbs for my 120 gallon tank and they all did extremely well adapting to their new environment. The fish were healthy and very active both at the time of purchase and one week later. Thank you!!
We love our new babies!!