he Melon Barb is an active, peaceful, good looking fish that will make an ideal resident of the community aquarium.
There are several variants of this fish which differ in both colour and patterning depending on locality and habitat type.
Species from highland environments typically display an orangey-gold base colour. In contrast, at lower altitudes, they are generally purple or reddish. The number of thick dark bars on their body also depends on the habitat, and they can range from 1 bar to 5 bars.
|Scientific Name||Haludaria fasciata|
|Aquarium Level||Bottom - Middle|
|Difficulty||Beginner - Intermediate|
|Best kept as||Groups 6+|
|Lifespan||3 - 5 years|