This charming free swimming dwarf loach originates from Vietnam. It attains a maximum length of about 3.5 cm. For quite a long time it was placed in the genus Yunnanilus, but currently mot scientists see them in the monotypical (this means the genus contains only one species) genus Micronemacheilus.
These fish are totally peaceful and love to swim along with conspecifics. They are very lively and can be easily fed with any type of ususal fishfood as long as it is not too big. The optimal water temperature can be between 18 and 26°C, the pH around the neutral mark, hardness is meaningless for these fish.
Miconemacheilus cruciatus is an ideal community fish for well planted tanks with other small fish of the southeast Asian region.
For our customers: the fish have code 478013 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer