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Puntius anchisporus


Puntius anchisporus
Tiger barb
老虎倒钩

Tiger Barb

Black Ghost Tiger Barb

Albino Ghost Tiger Barb

Albino Tiger Barb
Green Tiger Barb
Platinum Albino Tiger Barb

Platinum Green Tiger Barb
  

The tiger barb or Sumatra barb, is a species of tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Puntius genus of the minnow family. The natural geographic range reportedly extends throughout the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo, with unsubstantiated sightings reported in Cambodia. Tiger barbs are also found in many other parts of Asia, and with little reliable collection data over long periods of time, definite conclusions about their natural geographic range versus established introductions are difficult. The tiger barb can grow to about 7 centimeters long and 3 centimeters wide, although they are often smaller when kept in captivity. Native fish are silver to brownish yellow with four vertical black stripes and red fins and snout. The green tiger barb is the same size and has the same nature as the normal barb, but has a green body. The green tiger barb, often called the moss green tiger barb, can vary considerably in how green it looks; to some people it looks nearly black. Albino barbs are a light yellow with four barely visible stripes.The tiger barb, an active schooling fish, is usually kept in groups of five or more. They are often aggressive in numbers less than five, and are known fin nippers. If two are kept in a tank, one will eventually chase the other. Semiaggressive fish form a pecking order in the pack which they may extend to other fish, giving them a reputation for nipping at the fins of other fish, especially if they are wounded or injured. They are thus not recommended for tanks with slower, more peaceful fishes such as bettas, gouramis, angelfish and others with long, flowing fins. They do, however, work well with many fast-moving fish such as danios, platys and most catfish. When in large enough groups, however, they tend to spend most of their time chasing each other and leave other species of fish alone. They dwell primarily at the water's mid-level. One of the best tankmates for the tiger barb is a clown loach, which will school with the tiger barbs and act as they do, and the tigers act as the loaches do. Tiger barbs do best in soft, slightly acidic water. The tank should be well lit with ample vegetation, about two-thirds of the tank space. These barbs are omnivorous, and will consume processed foods such as flakes and crisps, as well as live foods.

老虎倒钩,又名四间鱼、四间鲫鱼。原产地印尼苏门答腊岛、加里曼丹岛等内陆水域。虎皮鱼体 虎皮鱼高,似棱形,侧扁,长6~7厘米。体色基调浅黄,布有红色斑纹和小点,从头至尾有4条垂直的黑色条纹,斑谰似虎皮。背鳍高,位于背上中部,尾柄短,尾鳍深叉形。最适生长水温23~26℃,要求含氧量高的老水。杂食性,但爱吃鱼虫、水蚯蚓等活饵料,干饲料也摄食,爱吃贪食。虎皮鱼好群聚,游泳敏捷、活泼,成鱼会袭击它鱼,尤爱咬丝状体鳍条,不宜和有丝状体鳍条的鱼(如神仙鱼)混养。宜同种群养。虎皮鱼的变异种有绿虎皮鱼、金虎皮鱼等。绿虎皮鱼的体形、鳍形均未变,但体色改变成不规则的绿色大斑块和条纹,非常美丽:绿虎皮鱼要求高溶氧水体。金虎皮鱼体金红色,眼红色。
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