View Full Version : Baby Barbs with Turquoise Stripes??

04-11-2009, 08:03 PM
About two months ago I purchased two baby tiger barbs to add to my aquarium. I noticed as they got bigger their stripes changed slightly to a nice turquoise. I asked somebody about it and they said my babies may be hybrids. I was wondering if anyone else has seen this in their barbs before? Are my barbs possibly average but sick?

04-11-2009, 08:07 PM
Howdy and welcome to the forum, tiger barb stripes. I'd have to see them to be sure, but I very seriously doubt your fish have any sort of disease. It's either a hybrid as that person said or a different species of barb altogether. If you can post a sharp photograph I can tell you for sure.


04-11-2009, 08:14 PM
Wow. That would be great. They do seem very active and don't seem to be sick. I really like their color too. When its feeding time the scales become an obvious turquoise or dark greenish black. I will see what I can do about a picture. :)

05-03-2009, 10:09 PM
That sounds very interesting. I would love to see them too.

05-17-2009, 04:05 PM
2 of my barbs have like this blueish greenish stripes instead of black. Werid thought they were sick but they've been fine for about 9 months.

09-09-2009, 01:59 AM
hey !
i would be really interested to see that picture... i know its been a while since you have posted your message but... if you are still surfing on the site, let us see it:ssmile: