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I want to know if anyone has experience with these fish and what their temperment is? I want to add a few to my goodied tank, but I don't want WWIII.

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Re: Golden Topwater Minnow

I'm guessing your fish is also called the Golden White Cloud. No WW3 with these guys. Here's some info. on them. Thank you to: LiveAquaria.com

The Golden White Cloud is a striking color variation of the White Cloud Mountain Minnow. This variety displays a beautiful gold body with red markings toward the tail and on each side of the head. The Golden White Cloud is a peaceful schooling fish that adds color and energy to the freshwaterautolinker.com autolinking image aquarium.

Also known as the White Cloud Mountain Minnow, this fish originates from the gorges of the White Cloud Mountains of China. This easy-to-keep minnow will do well in the community aquarium with other peaceful fish. The hardy and colorful Golden White Cloud adapts well to less-than-perfect water conditions, making it an ideal choice for beginning aquarists.

If kept in a school of eight or more, the Golden White Cloud will be more active and colorful. A school of Golden White Cloud Minnows gives you a burst of radiant yellow color to the upper and middle levels of your aquarium.
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Re: Golden Topwater Minnow

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No these are very much north american killie fish-Fundulus Chrysotus. I'd be afraid at some point the Goodieds would mess with white clouds, thus I'm not headed there. The Fundulus are really neat looking little fish and should inhabit the surface area. They are not too active so they should not draw the attention of the Goodieds. I'm also going to stock in, actually the first fish in the tank, some Least Killies. I plan to use floating plants, non-rooted anchored plants and stones for landscape. My thought is the Least Killies will provide a live food source, fry, for the Fundulus and Goodieds. I may also toss in one female Endlers to get the natural food production jump started.
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Re: Golden Topwater Minnow

Oh, you mean this guy!?! Good looking fish. Well, learn something new every day.
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It wont be long and I'll start stocking the tank. I'm usually not concerned but the tank mates are extinct in the wold and need my respect. I'm getting a group of zoogoneticus tequila from Select Aquatics thus the reason for my concern.
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Just an FYI, I reviewed posts from the north american fish association and it appears the Gold Top Water Minnow is a vicious fin nipper!!! As always research, research, research.
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A fin nipper huh... I wonder if having a large school (8-10) of them would help that?
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Don't know, but they will not live with my Goodieds. Might try some outside this summer
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