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mattfishgeek 06-01-2012 05:01 AM

Blue Tiger barbs
Saw these and couldnt help but buy them. Ive never seen blue tigers before and they are actually proper blue. I bought two males and a female and the males are spawning with one of my normal tigers allready :)

jaysee 06-01-2012 05:57 AM

They are a hybrid of two species, one of which may be a tiger barb, but doesn't have to be.

mattfishgeek 06-03-2012 08:40 AM

yeah i know what they are they are a result of brreding darker and darker green tigers and you eventually end up with blue tigers

jaysee 06-03-2012 01:37 PM

Tiger barbs "naturally" occurring color patterns are normal, albino and green. The latter two are selectively bred to achieve those colors. Any other kind of tiger barb is a result of hybridization. The blue tiger barbs are likely a cross between green tiger barbs and black ruby barbs.

mattfishgeek 06-03-2012 01:40 PM

these blue are the result of green being breed darker into an eventuall dark blue. I deal alot with importers in this country and have been informed by them

jaysee 06-03-2012 03:17 PM

Cool. How much were they?

Inga 06-03-2012 05:20 PM

And where are the pictures?

Jayy 06-03-2012 09:24 PM

mattfishgeek 06-04-2012 04:35 AM


Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 1105077)
Cool. How much were they?

they were 5 each :)

mattfishgeek 06-04-2012 04:36 AM


Originally Posted by Inga (Post 1105198)
And where are the pictures?

will get pics up asap. not easy to get pics of barbs as soon as i go near the tank they all go everywhere thinking its food time lol. They are greedy but i love to watch them feed they are so aggressive

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