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Melon Barb

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Description

Overview

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.

Quick Facts
Scientific Name Haludaria fasciata
Other Names None
Classification Actinopterygii
Order Cypriniformes
Family Cyprinidae
Genus Haludaria
Origins India
Temperament Peaceful
Aquarium Level Bottom - Middle
Difficulty Beginner - Intermediate
Shoaling Yes
Best kept as Groups 6+
Diet Omnivore
Reproduction Egg-Scatterer
Lifespan 3 - 5 years

 


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