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White Cloud Mountain Minnow

posted: 05/15/12
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The White Cloud Mountain Minnow originates from the gorges of the White Cloud Mountains of China. Golden and long-finned varieties have been developed.

This easy-to-keep minnow will do well in the community aquarium with other peaceful fish. If kept in a school of eight or more, the White Cloud will be more active and colorful.

Tanichthys albonubes spawns over plants in cool water. After hatching, about 36 hours after spawning, the fry should be fed small live foods such as newly hatched brine shrimp.

The White Cloud is an omnivore and should be fed a diet of flake foods with plenty of vegetable matter, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex.

Ideal tank mates include: Tetras, Danios, Barbs, Gouramis, Angelfish, Discus, Guppies, Mollies, Platies, Swordtails, Rasboras, Loaches, Plecos and Catfish.

Fish Facts

Name: White Cloud Mountain Minnow (Tanichthys albonubes)

Family: Cyprinidae

Range: Southern China

Size: Up to 2 inches

Diet: Omnivore

Tank Set-up: Freshwater: Plants, rocks

Tank Conditions: 64-72°F; pH 6.5-7.5; dH 10-15

Minimum Tank Capacity: 10 gallons

Light: Medium

Temperament: Peaceful

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Easy

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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