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The White Cloud Mountain minnow is a hardy species of freshwater fish and aquarium fish to keep. The species is a member of the carp family of the order Cypriniformes, native to China. The White Cloud Mountain minnow is practically extinct in its native habitat, due to pollution and tourism. Coburg Aquarium stocks a range of Live Fish and Aquarium Products to buy online.

Features of White Cloud Fish:

  • Very popular coldwater freshwater fish, suitable for both indoors or outdoors
  • Useful for mosquito control in frog ponds, also ideal for nano tanks
  • Schooling fish
  • The males being more slender and colorful than the females
  • They are top- or middle-dwelling fish and are rarely seen in the bottom region of the aquarium
  • Average Lifespan : 5 - 7 years


The Best Aquarium Size for White Cloud Fish:

We recommend providing a tank size of 45L for mature white cloud fish. Tank size can vary greatly depending on the size of fish. The bigger tank is better for the health of your fish.

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

White cloud mountain minnows should be kept in good-sized schools, preferably of a half dozen or more. They are peaceful and fit well with other small peaceful fish. Great tank mates include:


Feeding :

White cloud mountain minnows eat all types of food, including live, frozen, and flake food. They particularly relish mosquito larvae, daphnia, and brine shrimp. Feed a good variety of dry and frozen foods, including live foods whenever possible.


White CloudFish Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

The White Cloud Mountain Minnow in it's native environment lives in clear running streams. A strong filtration system is absolutely necessary. Make sure the filter matches with your tank size. Here are some great ones to consider:

Aquairum Plants for White Cloud Fish

Plants are beneficial in helping to maintain good water quality and adding enrichment to a fish’s diet. Prefers some dense planting with some floating plants and open swimming areas.

  • Java Moss
  • Hornwort
  • Pondweed
  • Water Sprite
  • Duckweed
  • Swarf Rotala

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Decorations for White Cloud Fish

Ideal Ornaments for your Goldfish tank:

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Leave an open area for swimming and offer subdued lighting to bring out the colors of this fish.


Substrate should be fine and darker in color, with plenty of vegetation as well as some rocks and driftwood. 

A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium. 

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Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.

Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.

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