White Cloud Mountain Minnow (Tanichthys Albonubes)
White Cloud Mountain Minnows have several commonly used names, such as: Canton Danio, Chinese Danio, White Cloud, and White Cloud Mountain Fish.
The White Cloud Mountain Minnow is a small, attractive freshwater fish. Its slender body features an iridescent greenish-blue hue with a bold red stripe running from the gills to the tail. The fins exhibit a mix of red, white, and black markings, making them quite eye-catching.
These fish have a peaceful temperament and are schooling fish that thrive in groups of at least 6 individuals. They reach an adult size of around 1.5 inches and are suitable for community tanks with other peaceful tank mates.
Compatible tank mates that share their peaceful temperament include Neon Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Ember Tetras, Rummy-nose Tetras, Swordtails, Cherry Barbs, and Platies. Because of their tiny size, do not keep White Cloud Mountain Minnows with larger tankmates or aggressive species, as the other fish will view them as live food.
White Cloud Mountain Minnows are omnivorous and enjoy a varied diet, including high-quality flake food, freeze-dried bloodworms, brine shrimp, and occasional vegetable matter like blanched spinach or lettuce.
The ideal tank habitat for White Cloud Mountain Minnows mimics their natural environment, incorporate aquatic plants like Java moss, Anubias, and Java ferns to provide dense vegetation, and arrange rocks and driftwood to create hiding spots and simulate the streambed's structure. A fine gravel or sand substrate is recommended to resemble 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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