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The Golden White Cloud (Tanichthys albonubes) is a color variant of the White Cloud species of Minnow/Danio originating from the White Cloud Mountain area in China. The Gold White Cloud Mountain minnow is a hardy species of freshwater fish and popular coldwater aquarium fish. The White Cloud Mountain minnow is practically extinct in its native habitat, due to pollution.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
  • The gold form is an aquarium-originated strain
  • 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
  • Life Span : 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 how big or small the fish is and how many you plan to stock in the tank. 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. Avoid larger and aggressive tankmates. Great tank mates for White Cloud include:

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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.


White Cloud Fish 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.

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

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.


Fine and darker in color, with plenty of vegetation as well as some rocks and driftwood.

Additional Information

Fish Keeping Snapshot :

Preferred Water Parameters :