Red Tiger Tetra

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These fish are a captive bred color morph of the Tiger Barb. They are genetically modified to have a protein that turns them fluorescent. Starfire Red Barbs are fluorescent red with 4 dark stripes and can reach 2.8 inches. To keep these fish in captivity, water pH should be between 6.0 and 8.0 and water temperature should range from 68ºF to 79ºF. The tank should have open areas for swimming, floating vegetation, driftwood roots, rocks and a sandy substrate. These fish can be kept in a community tank as long as its tankmates are of the same size like pelagic cyprinids and benthic cyprinids. They are quite energetic and like to bite the fins of their tankmates so they shouldn’t be kept with slow-moving and long finned species. Tiger barbs should be kept in groups of at least 6, keeping them in smaller groups will increase the likelihood of them bothering their tankmates. They should be kept in a tank of at least 30 gallons.