The White Cloud or White Cloud Mountain
Minnow originally came from China. The body has a greenish background
with golden zones along the main line of the body. There are red spots on
the fin tips, especially on the caudal fin. The Gold White Cloud is
a color variation where the body is a more solid silvery golden color while the
fin tips remain reddish.
Although white clouds are compatible with other freshwater tropical fish,
care must be taken with the temperature range. Most tropical fish require
a heater to ensure temperatures stay in the mid 70s, but this is the top of the
range for the White Cloud. White Clouds can do quite well in a fish bowl
or unheated aquarium. They should be kept in schools.
Males and females are difficult to distinguish, but easy to breed. The
males are somewhat longer and more colorful. The
water should be at the warmer end of their range. Eggs are scattered over
a number of days. After spawning, remove the parents. Feed the fry brine shrimp.
||13 - 24 C; 55 - 75 F
||4 cm; 1.5 inches
||5 - 7 years
Black Phantom Tetra,
Cardinal Tetra, Chinese Algae Eater, Ghost Shrimp, Glow Light Tetra, Guppy, Harlequin
Rasbora, Mollies, Neon Tetra, Plecos, Platies