Minnow, Dwarf Cardinal
Minnow, Dwarf Cardinal

Minnow, Dwarf Cardinal


  • Common Name: Dwarf Cardinal Minnow
  • Origin: Asia; Found only in streams of the Ben Hai River in Vietnam
  • Diet: Crushed dry food, frozen daphnia
  • Size: 1.0 inches
  • Water Conditions: enjoys temperatures between 68 and 75 degrees F.  pH 7.0 to 7.8
  • Introduced: This fish was first described by FREYHOF & HERDER 2001
  • Sexing: Young specimens can be tricky to sex accurately but mature females are usually rounder-bellied and often a little larger than males. Males also tend to intensify in color when in spawning condition or sparring with rivals, and may develop extended dorsal and anal fins with age.
  • Breeding Like many small cyprinids this species is an egg-scattering, continuous spawner that exhibits no parental care.  Use 1 male to 1 female, eggs hatch in 48 – 72 hours
  • Behavior: Small community fish that likes a strong current. A school of 4 to 8 is ideal. Very easy to keep and breed. Recommended for beginners


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