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Gold White Cloud Mountain Minnow

Gold White Cloud Mountain Minnow

Regular price $3.25 USD
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Scientific Name: Tanichthys albonubes var. Gold

Water Parameters: The White Cloud Mountain minnow prefers slightly acidic to neutral water with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5. They prefer cooler water temperatures ranging from 64 to 72°F (18 to 22°C) and a hardness of 5 to 19 dGH.

Description: The White Cloud Mountain minnow is a small, peaceful, and active fish that is very popular with beginner aquarists. They have a streamlined, silver body with a bright red tail and dorsal fin. Males have a more intense coloration than females, and during breeding season, males develop a dark line down their sides.

Location: The White Cloud Mountain minnow is native to China, specifically the White Cloud Mountain area of Guangdong province. They were first introduced to the aquarium hobby in the 1930s and have since become one of the most popular freshwater fish.

Interesting Facts:

  • The White Cloud Mountain minnow was thought to be extinct in the wild until 2001 when a small population was rediscovered.
  • They are one of the few freshwater fish species that can tolerate cooler water temperatures, which makes them ideal for unheated aquariums or outdoor ponds.
  • White Cloud Mountain minnows are peaceful and make great tank mates for other small, peaceful fish species such as guppies, tetras, and rasboras.
  • They are omnivorous and will eat a variety of foods, including flake food, freeze-dried and live foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms.
  • They are relatively easy to care for, making them a great choice for beginners in the hobby.
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