Care Level: Easy
Live Plant Safe: Yes
General Description: The White Cloud Mountain Minnow, also referred to as simply the White Cloud, is endemic to the Pearl River Delta region in China. Due to anthropogenic change of this area, the White cloud is of conservation concern. Wild specimens are no longer collected for the aquarium trade, as all White clouds are commercially produced. One of the most popular fish for beginner hobbyists and even for the established community tank, White clouds have a simplistic beauty to them. A White cloud has a silver body, sometimes with some red on the flank, but otherwise this red is restricted to its caudal and dorsal fins. Additionally, a silver stripe runs the length of the body. Males will be slightly more intense in coloration than females (e.g., caudal fin). White clouds are natural schooling fish, thriving best with at least 8 individuals but more are encouraged. An adult White cloud can reach a size of approximately 1″.
Diet Requirements: In the wild White clouds are omnivores. Offer a diet made up of various high quality vegetable based and protein based flake foods, sinking micro pellet foods and bug bites are ideal, in addition to offering frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp and daphnia. Variety is the spice of life in order to maintain color, immune function and longevity of your fish.
Care Requirements: A minimum 5 to 10 gallon aquarium is ideal for a small group of White clouds. White clouds are one of our listed “hardy fish” because they are able to endure the initial break-in cycle of a newly set-up aquarium. Additionally, White clouds are one of the few tropical species that can also thrive in cooler water temperatures as low as 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Coupled with their peaceful demeanor, White clouds are a great choice to add variety to a goldfish aquarium. Aquascaping the aquarium with live plants, driftwood and other natural-looking arrangements will bring out the beauty of this fish and provide them with security. A darker substrate could show their coloration better. Given their peaceful temperament, White clouds cannot compete with overly boisterous species and will thrive best in an environment with like tank mates. Recommended water conditions, 60-78° F, KH 5-20, pH 6.0-8.0.
Purchase Size: Medium: 1”
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase sizes are approximate.