White Cloud Moutain Minnow (Tanichthys albonubes)
Category: Aquarium Fish Other
White Cloud is a robust variety of coldwater and freshwater fish that belongs to the Cyprinidae family. These fish varieties hail from China and are called by other, names such as their common name Chinese Danio, Canton Danio, White Cloud Mountain Minnow Cloud and White Cloud Mountain Fish. This fish variety is practically destroyed in its native home, owing to contamination and tourism. These fish breeds are developed in farms and are effortlessly available through the aquarium business. They are largely found in the watercourses of the White Cloud Mountain in the southern part of China. They are easy to maintain in an aquarium, with the temperature of the water ranging from 64 degree Fahrenheit to 72 degree Fahrenheit.
The White Cloud is a small multicolored, non-violent fish and has a maximum body length of 1.5 inches. Usually, the male breeds are slimmer and more colorful than the female ones. They are top or middle-lodging varieties of fish and are not often seen at the bottom of the tank.
The White Cloud fish has an upward slanting mouth, with the lower jaw somewhat projecting. It has no barbells and the dorsal fin of the fish is positioned past the middle-line of its body, in a row with the anal fin. They have a sparkling bronze-brown colored body, with a glowing line in succession from their eye to the tail, where it stops at a shady spot bounded by luminous red. The stomach of the fish is whiter than its body and both the dorsal and anal fins are marked with red bordered white. Many color variations exist, as well as a golden variety and an extended finned variant called the Meteor Minnow.
The White Cloud fish is a schooling fish, and it prefers to be in the group of six or more fish. They are nonviolent and perform well with other small nonviolent fish. It is renowned that they will show richer colors when maintained in water that is somewhat cooler than the usual tropical aquarium temperature of 78 degree Fahrenheit.
White Cloud fish varieties are omnivores and they feed on insects in the wild. In the aquarium, they are fed with all kinds of food, as well as frozen, live and flake food. They are also fed with mosquito larvae, shrimp and daphnia.
White Cloud fish varieties are trouble-free to breed, and are an ideal option for first time breeders. These fish breeds are egg-scatters that breed throughout the year. The mating fish offers no parental care to the juvenile.
The average lifespan of the White Cloud fish breed is more than 5 years.