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drewez44
05-24-2009, 03:49 AM
I seen some red Tiger Barbs today at the LFS, thought they looked pretty cool but wanted to check to see if they were dyed first before purchasing.
Anyone ever come across any of these? Or know if they are dyed or if they truly are regular tiger barbs just red? Any help would be appreciated.

Northernguy
05-24-2009, 04:00 AM
I have heard of red ,albino, and green tiger barbs.
I don't think they are dyed.

Gayle
05-24-2009, 04:08 AM
I do not think they are as long as they look like this. Here is info about them w/pic.

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fish/Puntiustetrazona.php

http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/cyprinids2/p/tigerbarb.htm

OscarFan
05-24-2009, 06:14 AM
Ive heard of green,albino,blushing and normal tiger barbs but never heard of red tiger barbs. Barbs are usually not subjected to dying though.

matthew.shelly
06-23-2009, 12:43 AM
sometimes the albino ones look a little red. i would google image search for albino ones to see if they look like what you saw.

Goodbye
06-23-2009, 12:46 AM
I have heard of Green, Normal and Albino Tigerbarbs.

Brookfish
06-23-2009, 02:39 PM
I have heard of Green, Normal and Albino Tigerbarbs.

Ditto! I have never heard of Red Tiger Barbs.

Red
06-23-2009, 02:44 PM
I believe sometimes the tiger barbs can get a little red, mine has it when I feed black worms to him.

batmura
08-05-2009, 01:10 PM
I too saw some red barbs at my lfs the other day and was suspicious if they were dyed or not. The only three barbs I knew are tiger barbs, green barbs, and albino barbs.

The red barbs look VERY red and very beautiful, though if they're doctored I'd stay away from them.

DrNic
08-05-2009, 02:33 PM
Are you guys talking about cherry barbs? They aren't the same as tiger barbs though.

batmura
08-05-2009, 02:48 PM
Are you guys talking about cherry barbs? They aren't the same as tiger barbs though.
No not cherry barbs. The ones I saw were like a red version of the green barbs. Very deep shiny red. Can't locate any pics online.

batmura
08-05-2009, 04:36 PM
The ones I saw were sort of like this except that the back parts were also red.

http://www.tjorvar.is/assets/images/barbus_nigrofasciatus_2.jpeg

Wild Turkey
08-05-2009, 05:21 PM
Were the fins red like tiger barbs?

I have seen Green, Red, Albino(gold), and Black, sometimes splotchy sometimes solid

batmura
08-05-2009, 06:13 PM
Were the fins red like tiger barbs?
Yes they were.

Wild Turkey
08-05-2009, 06:16 PM
Yes they were.

Sounds like black tiger barbs, some people sell them as green, but they are not green. I think this morph comes from breeding green tigers a lot, but people have started breeding and selling black morphs

If that sounds like them, nope they arent died

Charlestone69
01-03-2010, 11:58 PM
The red Barbs you are talking about are not tigers, they are black ruby barbs or Puntius nigrofasciatus.
They are very similar but they have only three stripes and not four and they don't school in the aquarium with the tigers

Oscar_freak12321
01-04-2010, 12:02 AM
Just about a 5 month old thread. Be careful not to stir up too many old threads, check the dates on them first before commenting. :22: