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Puntius fasciatus


Species: Puntius fasciatus
Common Name: Panda Barb, Melon barb.
Size: Up to 3 inches (7.5 cm)
Habitat: ASIA: Endemic to southern India.
Min Tank Size: 55 gallons for a school.
Diet: Omnivorous, flake, Frozen, and live food.
Behavior: Peaceful, unlike most barbs, lively.
Water: Temperature 73 to 79°F (23 26°C) pH range: 6.0 6.5; dH range: 5 - 10.
Care: Easy, should be kept in groups, single specimens will stay hiding.
Communities: Excellent. Keep with similar sized active fish.
Suitability: Good.

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