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White Cloud Minnow


Species: Tanichthys albonubes
Common Name: White Cloud Mountain Minnow
Size: 2 in (5 cm)
Habitat: ASIA: Southeastern China, in the Canton and Hong Kong regions of the White Cloud Mountains.
Min Tank Size: 24" or 20 gallons for a school.
Diet: Omnivorous, flake foods, freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex worms, will also accept some fresh vegetables if in small enough pieces.
Behavior: Schooling fish, 6+ of same species preferred for comfort of fish.
Water: PH: 6.0 to 8.0, Temperature 61° to 72°F (18 to 22°C), dH range: 5 - 19
Care: Provide a gentle current, best in temperatures under 77°F (24°C) Widely adaptable fish, can tolerate poorer water conditions if necessary, an ideal fish for cycling a tank with fish.
Communities: Perfect with any other peaceful community fish, preferably ones that can tolerate colder water.
Suitability: Good

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