Puntigrus tetrazona is a hardy, mid-sized barb from the Indo-Pacific region. While these fish have a reputation as horribly aggressive fin nippers, this behaviour is less pronounced when proper numbers are kept (we recommend at least 6-8 individuals of this species). In larger groups, tiger barbs largely keep aggression contained to themselves. While they may not be the best choice of tankmate for long-finned or delicate species such as Angelfish, their speed and durability make them ideal tankmates for semi-aggressive fish such as many cichlids.
These are of the selectively bred Green morph, where the body colour is dominated by dark pine-green instead of having bars. They are juveniles around 0.75-1" long.