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Melon Barb | Red Panda Barb

Transform your aquarium into a stunning masterpiece with the Melon Barb! Known for its peaceful nature, vibrant coloration, and active swimming habits, this amazing fish is sure to bring life to your home. Native to many shallow rivers, streams and lakes in southern India, the Red Panda Barb (Haludaria fasciata) is an ideal fish for the community planted aquarium. Enjoy watching it compete for the attention of females with its striking red-pink coloration. Get your Melon Barb today and add a splash of vibrant beauty to your home!

  • An attractive fish, males develop beautiful red-pink coloration with maturity.
  • A peaceful species that lives harmoniously with other fish and invertebrates too large to be considered prey.
  • Very active and noticeable in any aquarium, they are ideal for planted aquariums.
  • They will school with many other species of fish, especially other barbs; a minimum tank size of 30 – 40 gallons is recommended for a group of 6 - 8.
  • Originating from southern India, these fish prefer temperatures between 72 and 79° F (22° - 26° C). They reach an average
    Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with FedEx Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

    The scientific name of the Melon Barb is Haludaria fasciata.

    We feed our Barbs a mix of frozen foods including daphnia, baby brine, cyclops, and Bloodworms, live foods such as baby brine & black worms and a mix of NorthFin flake foods. 

    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 1 review
    Kimberlee 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!