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.
Both tiger barbs are still doing great (even after a 4 hour drive). I just got two to got with my other group to make it larger. Will buy from this store again.
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!!