GloFish is a patented
and trademarked brand of genetically modified (GM) fluorescent fish.
Several color varieties of various GloFish are currently available here
in our store.
Click here to view all of the types of GloFish in this store.
of our GloFish had DNA from a different animal spliced into their DNA.
So these GloFish have not been dyed or injected with dye.
Above: The picture
above shows a beautiful young premium quality
Starfire Red GloFish Tiger Barb.
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Origin: This species' ancestors lived in Sumatra and Borneo.
In fact the aquarium fish are probably hybrids, and at least one species
came from Sumatra and another one from Borneo.
This hybrid fish is being produced in large quantities by fish farmers,
and it now lives in many aquariums throughout most of the world.
Maximum Size: The maximum size of this fish in an aquarium
is usually about 2.5-inches long, but sometimes
old females grow to be even bigger, because almost all fish continue to
grow bigger throughout their entire lives, so it's possible that very old
fish may occasionally grow to be unusually large.
Behaviors: These little guys are very active,
and the males energetically quarrel with each
other but usually do no harm.
Some recommended tank mates include other smaller Barbs.
Rainbowfish, Loaches, Danios, small Gouramis, and many other small
to medium size aquarium fish.
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Temperature: They can live pretty well from about 65 to
80 degrees F., but they're probably most comfortable at about
78 degrees F.
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Feeding: Premium Fish
when small and
small Premium Pellet Food,
when they're larger.
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Water Conditions: This fish seems to be tolerant of a wide
range of water conditions.
Probably a pH of about 7.0 with moderate hardness is best.
Most water in the US has a higher pH and is harder but seems to be OK, so
it's probably best NOT to adjust the pH or the hardness of the water.
Here in our facilities the water is hard and the pH is usually about 7.8.
We ship them in this water.
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It's probably best to house these fish in at least a30-gallon
tank, but bigger is better.
Keep at most one Tiger Barb per gallon, when they're small. Larger
Tiger Barbs need about 2 to 3-gallons per Tiger Barb.
Decor: They don't need gravel, and a layer of gravel more
than 1/4" thick will usually fill with bits of uneaten food that will contaminate
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Live Plants are beautiful and improve the water quality.
These Barbs seem to enjoy both rooted and floating plants.
Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended.
A Penguin 200B Filter in an aquarium with 30-gallons
of water is just right for these fish.
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The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates
in the ideal range. Click
here to learn more about using Lava Rocks in aquariums.
Life Span: Tiger Barbs can live for several
years with good water and premium food. Gender: Female Tiger Barbs become plumper as they fill with
lots of eggs. Males are slimmer and quarrelsome. Breeding: Barbs scatter
their eggs on plants or special breeding mops made of nylon yarn. Names:
For a long time the scientific
name of Tiger Barbs was Puntius tetrazona. But that's now that's changed. Apparently the genus name is now Puntigrus, and there are several species in this genus. Popularity: The Glofish are rather new in the aquarium hobby. Tiger Barbs are a long-long time aquarium favorite, and one of the very
best aquarium fish. Variations: There are now several different new GloFish Barbs are a rather new variation. Probably the aquarium Tiger Barb is a hybrid of two or more of these species. By the way, several aquarium
fish, including Angelfish, Swordtails, Platys, Mollys, and Serpae Tetras
are now thought to be hybrids, and this is nothing to worry about. We hope you've enjoyed reading these comments.
We have 380-aquariums with lots-and-lots of popular aquarium fish plus lots-and-lots of rare fish!
We consider ourselves to be the link between the world's best sources of fish and the world best customers. We love our work, and we are very responsible.
All of our fish are Premium Quality Fish from the best suppliers in the world. Our fish have better health, more energy and brighter colors, as you can see in our pictures on this website.
We also offer lots and lots of information about keeping pet fish, all from the knowledge of the Bailey Brothers, who have a combined total of 100+ years of experience as breeders, wholesalers, and retailers of pet fish!
Our fish and our customers are treated with the best of care, and we work energetically everyday to make sure every customer enjoys their new fishy friends.
When you purchase pet fish from us, you know you're receiving premium quality fish and premium quality service.
"Received my fish last night and was so pleased! They all arrived alive and appeared to be healthy.
"Once in the tank, they became very active and are now thriving in their new home.
"Beautiful fish, I asked for color and aquariumfish delivered. Processing and shipping was extremely quick."
Nevin and DrTom, the Bailey Brothers
This website is owned and operated by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, who've been together in the fish business for more than 50-years.
The Product Manager has been with the company for more than 35-years.
So we feel very confident that this is the fishiest crew anywhere.