Gold White Cloud Minnow 2-3cm

  • The Gold White Cloud Minnow (Tanichthys albonubes) is a stunning and peaceful freshwater fish known for its shimmering golden coloration.
  • This species thrives in cooler waters with a temperature range of 64°F to 72°F and prefers a slightly acidic to neutral pH level between 6.0 to 7.5.
  • They are easy to care for, make great community tank members, and add a touch of elegance to any aquarium with their vibrant hues.
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Introduction: Introducing the Gold White Cloud Minnow, a captivating and strikingly colored fish that brings a touch of elegance to any freshwater aquarium. Known for their shimmering golden hues and peaceful nature, these minnows are a delightful addition to both beginner and experienced hobbyists’ tanks.

Scientific Name: The Gold White Cloud Minnow goes by the scientific name “Tanichthys albonubes,” belonging to the Cyprinidae family. Originating from China, they are also commonly known as “Golden White Clouds” or simply “Gold Clouds.”

Water Quality:

  • Temperature: Maintain the water temperature between 64°F to 72°F (18°C to 22°C), as they thrive in cooler waters.
  • pH Level: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH level, ideally ranging from 6.0 to 7.5, to ensure their well-being.
  • GH Level: Keep the general hardness (GH) within the range of 5 to 12 dGH, providing them with suitable mineral content.
  • KH Level: Maintain a carbonate hardness (KH) of 4 to 12 dKH, ensuring water stability.

Feeding: The Gold White Cloud Minnow is an omnivorous fish and enjoys a varied diet. Offer them high-quality flake or pellet foods supplemented with small live or frozen treats like brine shrimp and daphnia to keep them healthy and vibrant.

Tank Mates: These peaceful schooling fish coexist harmoniously with other non-aggressive species like other small peaceful fish, rasboras, tetras, and danios.

Substrates and Tank Decorations: Providing a well-planted tank with soft substrates and gentle water flow mimics their natural habitat and enhances their overall well-being.

Suitable Plants: Including hardy and low-light plants such as Java Moss, Java Fern, and Anubias in the aquarium offers hiding spots and provides natural grazing opportunities for the Gold White Cloud Minnow.

Sexing: Males are often more colorful and slimmer compared to females. During the breeding season, males may develop more intense golden hues.

Breeding: Breeding Gold White Cloud Minnows is relatively easy. Providing them with plants or spawning mops and slightly cooler water temperature can encourage spawning behavior.

Maximum Size and Longevity: These beautiful minnows typically reach a maximum size of around 1.5 to 2 inches (4 to 5 cm) and can live for 3 to 5 years or more with proper care.

General Information: The Gold White Cloud Minnow is an undemanding and hardy fish, making them an ideal choice for beginners and experienced aquarists alike.

A Fun Fact: Gold White Cloud Minnows were once considered extinct in the wild, but they were rediscovered in the late 20th century, leading to their popularity in the aquarium trade and conservation efforts.

Embrace the captivating allure of the Gold White Cloud Minnow as they gracefully swim in shimmering gold, adding elegance and a sense of tranquility to your aquatic sanctuary. Watch them flourish and school together, creating a mesmerizing display that captivates both young and old aquarium enthusiasts.


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