Common Name(s)
Blue white cloud, cardinal fish, striped cardinal fish, Vietnamese cardinal minnow
Scientific Name
Tanichthys micagemmae
Family
Cyprinidae
Origin
Ben Hai ruver system in Northern Vietnam
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
0.9 inches
Minimum Tank Size
10 gallons
Tank Setup
Nothing in particular, but its colors will be stronger in a more heavily planted with a dark substrate and background.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Omnivore. Will take dry foods, but supplement with mosquito larvae and other live foods.
Breeding
Egg-scatterer. Doesn't show any parental care.
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish that won't eat it
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 65-74 Fahrenheit
Tanichthys_micagemmae.jpg

By Andrew Bogott - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19328725

A schooling fish, so should be kept in groups of 6+ of its own species.

Females are rounder-bellied and a little larger than males.