White Cloud Mountain Minnow Care Sheet

White Cloud Mountain MinnowProfile and Description
SizeUp to 1.5 inches or 4 cm
OriginAsia - China
Natural habitatClear water of mountain streams
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature61 - 75 ºF or 16 - 24 ºC cooler than most tropicals
Water pH6.0 – 8.0 pH
Water Hardness4 - 20 dH
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in one aquariumSix or more, more is better
Minimum tank size10 gallons or 40 liters for every six fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withNeons, Barbs and Danios that can live in cooler water, also Cory Cats
SexesMature males are slimmer but more colorful than females
FoodOmnivorous - flake food supplemented with live or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp
BreedingEasy to breed
Breeding temperature68 – 73.5 °F or 20 - 23 °C
Other namesWhite cloud, Chinese Danio
Scientific nameTanichthys albonubes
Other Scientific namesAphyocypris pooni
LifespanUp to 5 years

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