The green barb is a commonly available and popular barb.
Don’t be mistaken, here are some other common names for this fish
- Moss Green Barb,
- Green Moss Barb,
- Moss-Banded Barb,
- Moss Barb,
- Platinum Green Barb,
- Moss Green Platinum Barb, and
- Blue Barb.
All you need to know about green tiger barb
Green barbs are non-aggressive and will do fine in community aquariums with other peaceful species of similar size. Their temperament is very good and they should be paired off with other Barbs.
- They are a very lively and active, so need plenty of room to swim.
- playful fish that prefers to be in schools.
- They are quite hardy as long as their water is kept clean with regular water changes.
Fun facts about Green barb
- When Green Barbs sleep, they sleep inverted. Do not be alarmed if you turn on your light and they are face down in the tank!
- It is an active schooling fish which should be kept in a group of 6 species at least.
- Green Barbs have a tendency to nip the fins of slow fish and ones that have long flowing fins.
- The way to combat this is to keep them in a large enough school.?keeping the fish in a school decreases its aggressiveness;
If this is done, they will generally keep themselves busy within the school and usually not bother their tank mates too much. The aquarium can be planted around the sides and back of the tank to give them lots of open swimming area in the middle.
Feeding your barbs
Green barb is omnivorous; it can be fed with any live, plant or dry food. High calorie diet leads to the fish obesity, as a result the male fish loses the ability to fertilize eggs, and the female fish can’t lay the eggs and dies because of this. Presence of plant food in barb diet reduces the risk of getting obesity and also prevents nipping of tank plants by the adult fish.