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Melon Barb | Red Panda Barb

Introducing the Melon Barb - a captivating addition to your aquarium that will transform it into a stunning masterpiece. With its peaceful nature, vibrant coloration, and active swimming habits, this amazing fish will bring life and beauty to your home. Native to the shallow rivers, streams, and lakes of southern India, the Melon Barb (Haludaria fasciata) is perfect for community planted aquariums. Watch as the males display their striking red-pink coloration while competing for the attention of females. Create a vibrant and harmonious aquatic environment by adding the Melon Barb to your tank today!

With their mature red-pink coloration, male Melon Barbs are truly a sight to behold. Not only are they visually appealing, but they also live peacefully alongside other fish and larger invertebrates. Their active nature ensures they will always catch your eye in the aquarium, making them an ideal choice for planted tanks. For a group of 6-8 Melon Barbs, we recommend a minimum tank size of 30-40 gallons to accommodate their schooling behavior.

Originating from southern India, these fish thrive in temperatures ranging from 72 to 79°F (22° - 26°C). To provide optimal care, we recommend maintaining these temperature conditions in your aquarium. At Flip Aquatics, we prioritize the health of our fish during transit. When you choose our Overnight (1 Day) shipping option, we offer a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee for all fish shipments. Please note that this guarantee is void for shipments under all other shipping options.

To ensure the well-being of our Melon Barbs, we provide them with a diverse and nutritious diet. Our feeding regimen includes a mix of frozen foods such as daphnia, baby brine, cyclops, and bloodworms. Additionally, we supplement their diet with live foods like baby brine and blackworms. To further enhance their nutrition, we incorporate a variety of NorthFin flake foods.

Enhance your aquarium with the vibrant beauty of the Melon Barb. Bring home these peaceful and active swimmers, and witness the transformation of your aquatic environment into a stunning masterpiece. Order your Melon Barb today and enjoy the captivating presence of this exquisite fish in your home!

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 7.2 to 7.5
  • Gh: 8 to 16
  • Kh: 4 to 7
  • TDS: 180 to 250
  • Temp: 70 to 74

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Mopani or Malaysian
  • Cones: Alder Cones

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Tim W
Awesome fish!

I ordered ten red panda barbs that all came big and healthy, so I ordered seven more(which also came big and healthy). I'll be ordering from Flip Aquatics again.

Kimberlee Blake LaBell
I love them

These fish are super exciting and really pretty to watch. They are constantly on the move and arrived, healthy and happy!