Golden White Cloud (Tanichthys albonubes)
The Golden White Cloud is a small, attractive freshwater fish. This species features a golden hue with iridescent white lateral stripes running along its body. The fins are adorned with red and white markings, making them quite eye-catching.
Golden White Clouds are outgoing that infuse energy and lively colors into any peaceful freshwater community aquarium. They are tranquil schooling fish that thrive in groups of at least 6 individuals. Golden White Clouds reach an adult size of around 1.5 inches and are suitable for community tanks with other small tank mates.
Avoid keeping them with larger tankmates or aggressive species, as the other fish will view them as live food.
These fish are omnivorous and enjoy a varied diet, including high-quality flake food, freeze-dried bloodworms, and brine shrimp. They will also benefit from the occasional addition of vegetable matter, such as blanched spinach or lettuce.
The ideal tank habitat for Golden White Clouds mimics their natural environment in Chinese streams. Consider incorporating a variety of aquatic plants, such as Java moss, Anubias, and Java ferns, to replicate the dense vegetation found in their native habitat. Arrange rocks and driftwood to create hiding spots to simulate the streambed's structure and provide them with a sense of security. Adding a layer of fine gravel or sand as a substrate will help mimic the natural streambed.
A minimum aquarium size of 10 gallons is recommended, with gentle water flow and good water quality. The temperature should be maintained between 64°F to 72°F (18°C to 22°C), with a pH range of 6.0 to 8.0 and a hardness of 5-19 dGH.
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