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White Cloud Mountain Minnow

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White Cloud Mountain Minnow, Tanichthys albonubes

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.

White Cloud Mountain Minnow, Tanichthys albonubes White Cloud Mountain Minnow, Tanichthys albonubes
Scientific Name: Tanichthys albonubes
Family: Cyprinid
Temperature: 13 - 24 C; 55 - 75 F
pH: 7.2
Size: 4 cm; 1.5 inches
Life Span: 5 - 7 years
Breeding: Easy, Egglayer


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