35 Different Types of Barbs Rare & Common
Barbs are undoubtedly one of the most popular and diverse species kept in the aquarium hobby. They can range significantly in size, colours and temperament. From nano species such as the butterfly barb and cherry barb to the very large tinfoil and Mascara barb species.
Many barbs can make a great addition to a community, nano or species aquarium and the majority are very hardy fish making them an excellent choice for the beginner or experienced aquarist alike.
Below is a list of 35 different types of Barbs (with photos) found in the fishkeeping hobby, both rare & common.
Frequently asked questions
Can you mix different types of barbs?
It is also worth bearing in mind some types of barbs are considered fin nippers so it would not be advisable to maintain for instance; tiger barbs with barbs that have been artificially bred for long-fins. As an example the long-finned variety of the rosy barb or indeed the extended finned version of the newer tiger barb itself.
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