Popular Freshwater Fish!

Uncle Bill's Pet Centers carries a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fish, and selection may vary by store location.  Here are some of the most popular freshwater fish Uncle Bill's offers - but it is not a complete listing of all the fish we have available at any given time.  This list as well as our in-store availability fluctuates and is updated regularly.  Please note this information on each fish's page is for your reference only, and any advice acquired from these listings is to be used at your own discretion.

Melon Barb

Facts and Information

melon barb

They display their coloration best in a tank with subdued lighting and a dark substrate. Add plenty of plants to the tank but leave open swimming spaces. If housed in an open tank you will not get the best coloration from the fish, adding them to a community set up with other similar sized tank mates will also allow them to display a natural schooling with other species. They do not require a large amount of water flow but a gentle flow is appreciated, this will also be beneficial to any plants that are added to the aquarium.

PH Levels - 6.4 to 7.1

Hardness Levels - 53 to 214 ppm

Temperature - 71 to 80°F

Level of Difficulty - Level 2

Size - Small

Aggression Level - Level 3

Possible Tankmates -Ticto Barb, Blackspot Barb

glow fish tetras

yellow cichlid labidochromis caeruleus