White Cloud Mountain Minnow (Tanichthys Albonubes) Fish Species Profile
White Cloud Mountain Minnows are small, active, colourful fish.
Their back is browny-yellow; they have a silvery-blue and golden stripe that runs along the body from its eyes to the tail, and the abdomen is white. The fins are yellow, and the medial side of the fluke is red coloured.
Mountain Minnows are not demanding; they are peaceful, hardy and pleasant looking, their small size and compatibility with other tank mates make it a perfect choice for beginners.
|Scientific Name||Tanichthys Albonubes|
|Other Names||Meteor Minnow, Golden White Cloud,chinese danio|
|Aquarium Level||Middle - Top|
|Best kept as||Groups 6+|
|Lifespan||5 - 7 years|
|Maximum Size||up to 4 cm|
|Temperature||60 - 72 ℉ (15.6 - 22.2 ℃)|
|PH||6.0 - 8.0|
|GH||5 - 19|
|KH||2 - 6|
|TDS||50 - 250|
Mountain minnow had been discovered several kilometres north of Central Guangzhou and Guangdong Province in China.
Unfortunately, this species is extinct in its native habitat because their natural waters have become polluted.
Mountain minnows prefer a place with lots of plants and slow-moving, clear shallow water with a dense growth of vegetation and rocky substrates, so when getting these species try to incorporate these things into your home aquarium.
Mountain minnows are not fussy when it comes to food. You will achieve the best condition and colours of this fish if you offer them regular meals of small frozen and live foods such as Daphnia, Artemia and blood worm as well as good quality flakes and granules with other algae or plant content.