Melon Barb Tropical Fish InformationPuntius fasciatus
Behaviour Lively, timid, shoaling
Typical size 10cm
Max size 15cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 70cm
Min Number 3
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live
pH Range 5.5-7.5
Melon Barb (Puntius fasciatus)
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The Melon Barb is an active, but initially timid, medium sized barb ideal for a community of other barbs or similar sized fish. These fish should be kept in groups and provided with open swimming spaces as well as hiding spots and some vegetation around the tanks edges. The fish develops a mild pinky yellow body colour, hence the name 'melon' barb.
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