White Cloud Mountain Minnow is one of the most popular aquarium fish. It has intrigued fish keepers due to its striking silver and black stripes, energetic behavior, and unique ability to survive in warm and cold water temperatures.
White Cloud Mountain Minnow is native to southern China and can grow up to 3 inches long. They require a minimum tank size of 10 gallons and a pH between 6 and 7.
White Cloud Mountain Minnows are omnivorous and can eat a variety of different foods such as grits, flaked food, and live food such as frozen mosquito larvae or live worms.
The White Cloud Mountain Minnow is a cold-water species best kept with a temperature range between 56 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
This fish typically lives in groups, so it's best kept in an aquarium with at least 4 or 5 other White Cloud Mountain Minnows.
Even though the White Cloud Mountain Minnow is a cold water species, it can also thrive in warm water as long as plenty of oxygen is available.
White Cloud Mountain Minnows have a life span of 5 to 8 years if kept in optimal conditions.
Female White Cloud Mountain Minnows are larger than males and can be identified by their more rounded bodies and yellowish fins.
White Cloud Mountain Minnow gives birth to live young, called fry. They prefer to lay their eggs in small crevices, such as plants or decorations.
To keep these fish thriving, Water Hardness, GH, should be between 5 and 15 dH, and KH between 5 and 10 dKH.
White Cloud Mountains Minnows can be kept with other small and peaceful fish, such as neon tetras, danio, and guppies.