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White Cloud Mountain minnow
(Tanichthys albonubes)

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White Cloud Mountain minnow

White Cloud Mountain minnow
(Tanichthys albonubes)

This fish likes FRESHWATER, and can therefore live in an outdoor pond under certain conditions. It is peaceful and easy to maintain. A perfect choice for beginners! This sheet summarises the main points of vigilance in order to make your White Cloud Mountain minnow happy!

Scientific name

Tanichthys albonubes
Aphyocypris pooni

Common name

White Cloud Mountain minnow
White cloud mountain fish
Chinese danio

Origin

what are its countries of origin?

Origin: China and Thailand
Biotope: Asian

Dimorphism

what are the physical differences between males and females?

The male is slenderer and its dorsal and anal fins are more developed and coloured

Group

Group

Cyprinidae

Volume

what is the minimum volume for this species?

120 L / 26 imp gal / 32 US gal

Water parameters

what are the water parameters for the maintenance of this fish?

T°: 14 à 24°C or 57 to 75°F
pH: 5.5 to 7.5
Hardness: 3 to 15°dGH

Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy

Size

what is the maximum size of this fish?

5 cm (2")

Life expectancy

what is the average life expectancy of this fish?

3 to 5 years

Living zone

in which area of the aquarium does this fish live?

Middle

Individuals

sociability of the species

10

Food

How to feed the White Cloud Mountain minnow?

Food

How to feed the White Cloud Mountain minnow?

Omnivorous: all forms of food are accepted.

Behavior

What kind of behavior does the White Cloud Mountain minnow have?

Behavior

What kind of behavior does the White Cloud Mountain minnow have?

Gregarious, they must imperatively be kept in a shoal. It is a good swimmer, particularly lively. It happens that the males perform intimidations, but without consequences.

Cohabitation

Who can live with the White Cloud Mountain minnow?

Cohabitation

Who can live with the White Cloud Mountain minnow?

The White Cloud Mountain minnow is very peaceful and can easily be maintained in a community aquarium (independent, it does not care about the other inhabitants). Be careful, however, to take into account its needs, especially with the temperature.

You can therefore associate it with all peaceful species that like FRESHWATER, like the Danios, Devario and Garra for example.

It should be noted that cohabitation with shrimp is very good since Tanichthys albonubes is not very interested in shrimp, including juvenile shrimp.

Breeding

How to breed the White Cloud Mountain minnow?

Breeding

How to breed the White Cloud Mountain minnow?

Breeding of the White Cloud Mountain minnow is rather easy.

It can be done in a group or in a couple. Place in a spawning tank (100 L or 26 Gal) equipped with a grid and tufts of plants, a couple or a group (a few more males than females). Temperature 22°C or 72°F, pH 7, low light and small filter ensuring the oxygenation and movement of water. The laying can last several days and include between 30 and 80 eggs.

The parents do not eat the fry, they can stay in the same tank (however they will eat the eggs, hence the usefulness of the grid at the bottom of the aquarium). If you wish, you can still remove the parents from the breeding aquarium after 2 or 3 days. The incubation of eggs lasts 48 / 60h.

Food for the fry: infusoria, then nauplies of Artemia and Cyclops, specialised fry food.

Its aquarium

Which aquarium for the White Cloud Mountain minnow?

Its aquarium

Which aquarium for the White Cloud Mountain minnow?

On average, a temperature of 22°C or 72°F suits the White Cloud Mountain minnow. It should be noted that the temperature must be varied seasonally (if it remains constant, it weakens the fish little by little). It can live in an aquarium without heating.

In general, the White Cloud Mountain minnow appreciates aquariums well planted (preferably with Asian plants) and the dark substrate.

You can also insert roots or branches of driftwood, floating plants and a carpet of dried leaves for a more natural look.

The filtration does not have to be particularly strong even if this little fish likes a light current.

Planning idea: reproduction of a stream, with a slope.

Good to know

Good to know

Find all additional information!

In the summer, this fish can live in outdoor ponds.

There is a golden and veiled variety of the Chinese Danio.
Tanichthys-albonubes veiled

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