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AQUARIUM ANIMAL
- a bit of general info for the species

Tanichthys micagemmae


 

Synonyms: None
Vascular names: Vietnamese Minnow, Cardinal Minnow, Royal White Cloud, Dwarf Cardinal
Family: Cyprinidae
Origin: Ben Hai river system in north central Vietnam (and more?)
Habitat: Fast-flowing, shallow stream with sandy substrate but at he edges with less flow
Water: pH: 6,5-7,5    5-12°dKH:
Temperature: 18-23 C
Size: ♂: 2,5-3 cm    ♀: 2,5-3 cm
Gender difference: Males are slightly more colourful and have larger dorsal and anal fin, while females are more "round"
Reproduction: Eggs, hatch in 48-72 hour
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The species is named for Chinese boy scout leader Tan Kan Fei, who first collected the type species, and the Greek ἰχθύς (ichthus), meaning ‘fish’. The feed on  small insects, worms, crustaceans, and other zooplankton in the wild, but these omnivorous are fare from peckish.
It is a little, peaceful fish, living in schools from 10 and up. It should be quite easy.

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