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White Cloud Mountain Minnow



Picture of White Cloud Mountain Minnow, Tanichthys albonubes Picture of White Cloud Mountain Minnow, Tanichthys albonubes
Photos © Sean Evans

Common name:White Cloud Mountain Minnow
Scientific name:Tanichthys albonubes
Synonyms:
Origin:China
Size:4cm (1.6")
Recommended tank size:60 x 30cm (24 x 12") or larger.
Tank setup:A planted tank would be ideal, with some drifwood or branches.
Compatibility:Peaceful. Keep in a group.
Temperature:15-22oC (59-72oF)
Water chemistry:Not critical, soft to quite hard and around neutral pH (pH 6.2-7.8).
Feeding:Use flake and granular foods as a staple, supplemented with frozen or live foods such as Daphnia and Brine Shrimp.
Sexing:Males slimmer and more colourful, mature females are likely to have a heavier body shape.
Breeding:An egg scatterer, use fine-leaved plants or spawning mops. Eggs hatch in 2-3 days. Fry will require micro-foods such as infusoria initially.
Comments: A very popular fish for unheated tanks, the White Cloud Mountain Minnow will thrive at a comfortable room temperature. A similar species, Tanichthys micagemmae, is sometimes available.

 

 

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