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Can anyone ID this fish? I have looked everywhere and can't find it. My husband bought 4 of them when I was at work and he didn't get any info on them, not even a name.


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White Cloud Mountain Minnow
Family: Cyprinidae
Category: Cyprinids
Distribution: Asia; Southern China.
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Stream
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful. Timid if not kept in a school.
Diet: Omnivore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with flakes. Easy to keep. Take note of the lower temperature range. Can withstand high temperatures of 28°C for short periods.

pH: 6.0 - 8.0

Temperature: 8C - 25C
(46F - 77F)

Hardness: 5 - 20 dH

Potential Size: Male: 4cm (1.6")
Female: 4cm (1.6")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: The Male White Cloud is more brightly coloured.

Breeding: Easy to breed. Use temperatures of around 21°C and just a single pair which should be removed after they spawn. (Can be relatively easy to breed in the normal fashion like Zebra Danios). However they scatter their eggs over a period of days.

Variants: The wild(silver) and golden variants are commonly available. A long finned variation of both colors are available.
Comments: The White Cloud must be kept in schools. A very popular and hardy aquarium fish, widely available but now extinct in the wild.

Main Colours: White, Red, Yellow
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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