White Cloud Mountain Minnow
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
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