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Panda Barb
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Panda Barb (Puntius fasciatus)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, White
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 60-77° F, KH 4-10, pH 6.8-7.8
Max. Size 5"
Origin India
Family Cyprinidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Panda Barb, also known as the Striped Barb, is longer bodied in relation to other Barbs. The coloration of this fish is silver with four black stripes running up its body.

Unlike some of the other barbs, this peaceful fish is a welcome addition to any larger community aquarium. They should be kept in groups in an aquarium since they are timid and don't like to swim alone. In nature, they are found in fast moving streams and appreciate a high oxygen level in aquarium water.

The Panda Barb needs to be fed a variety of foods including vegetables as well as meaty foods. Feed a quality flake food as well as live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2"

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Customer Testimonials

Robert T Saint Simons Island , GA
Lively presence in the tank. Big but doesn't bother the other fish. Just fun to watch!
David G Phoenix , AZ
I Just bought 6 Panda Barbs for my large community tank. They are Great looking, peaceful and active fast moving swimmers.Very pleased with my purchase.
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