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White Cloud Mountain Minnow

By Clint Norwood

White Cloud Minnows
White Cloud Minnows © Luko
Species/genus:  Tanichthys albonubes
Origin:  White Cloud Mountain, Hong Kong
Temp:  60-75°F (16-24°C)
pH and dH   Not critical
Temperament:  Very peaceful, must be protected from larger agressive fish
Adult Size:   up to 2 in   (5cm)
Minimum Tank Size:  2 gallon
Feeding:  Standard aquarium fare
Breeding:  Egglayer, easily bred, just provide some hiding cover for newborn fry. White Clouds can be kept outside in a small garden pool or large tub in the Summer, thousands of fry can be produced this natural way.
Comment added by Gary Pagura:
I apparently left a few straggler White Clouds in my pond last fall - THEY WINTERED OVER!
We had a pretty bad one too - it was iced over several times. I am not a novice and I am quite sure about the species.
Zone 6 - NEW YORK

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