Haludaria fasciata
 

79F
Explanation of the symbols

72F

Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : South east Asia, Indonesia
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min.length aquarium : 120cm - 50"
English name : Melon Barb
This lively fish must be kept in a school of at least 10 species, otherwise they get very shy.  The aquarium should be well planted on the sides and the background.  In the middle you should leave very much free swimming space.   They like a dark substrate like peat dust. 

They are omnivorous, so you should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is not easy.  The parents should be well fed and put in a separate aquarium in the evening.  In the morning they spawn between fine leaved plants such as javamoss.  After spawning you should remove the parents.  After 2 days the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can  feed them with very fine infusoria.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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