Caresheet for White Cloud Mountain Minnow (Tanichthys albonubes

Species:T. albonubes
White Cloud Mountain Minnow

General Description

In its natural form this species is silver-green in colour with a bright red caudal fin. There are now several varieties available including: bright light edges to the dorsal and anal fins, a long-finned variety and a golden variety. The males tend to be brighter coloured with a slimmer body.


The White Cloud Mountain Minnow originates from China, but it is virtually extinct in its native habitat.


4 cm (1.5 in)

Life span

3 to 10 years


Easy, good for freshwater beginners


Peaceful and best kept in schools of 6 or more

Tank Size

5 gallon or larger

Tank Region

All over the tank


45F - 70F (7C - 21C)


Omnivore - will eat many food items including flakes, pellets and live foods.


Easy. They need a water temperature of around 68F (20C) and after mating they will lay their eggs on the bottom of the tank. You must remove the adults otherwise they will eat the eggs.


6 - 8

Water Hardness(dH)

5 to 25

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