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White Cloud Mountain Minnow

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Currently offered Mon-Fri in select areas. Order by 2pm & receive your order between 6-9pm. Order after 2pm & receive it next working evening between 6-9pm. Learn more.

I216160-White Cloud Mountain Minnow
I216160-White Cloud Mountain Minnow

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Care instructions

What fish can live with White Cloud Mountain Minnows?: White cloud mountain minnows should be kept in schools, preferably 6 or more. When kept singly, they tend to lose colour and hide most of the time. They are peaceful and fit well with other small peaceful fish. Avoid larger tankmates, as they will be inclined to eat white cloud mountain minnows. 

Often they are sold as companions for goldfish, due to both species preferring colder water temperatures. However, goldfish can and often do eat fish the size of white cloud mountain minnows. Therefore, combining these two species in the same aquarium is not a good idea.

What do White Cloud Mountain Minnows eat?: White cloud mountain minnows eat all types of food, including live, frozen, and flake food. In their native habitat, they are voracious insect eaters. They particularly relish mosquito larvae, daphnia, and brine shrimp. Feed a good variety of dry and frozen foods, including live foods whenever possible.


Tanichthys albonubes

Temperature: 18 - 23°C

Minimum tank size: 45L

Max Size: 4cm

Temperment: Peaceful fish suitable for community setups with non-nippy tankmates

Shoal Size: 6 or more

pH Range: 6.6-7.4

Temperature range: 14-30°C


General Information

Small, active fish. Available in standard, gold and long-fin varieties

Prefers a planted aquarium with plenty of free swimming space and water movement.

In spite of their small size, they will show themselves happily if they are in a large enough group. They are not particularly keen on hiding, although they will appreciate rocks and plants for extra shelter.



All Live Fish are only available as in-store purchase. Each species may vary to the images and at times colouration may develop in different patterns and at different life stages. Visit in-store and discuss with an Animates team member if you have any questions about our range.

If you're after a particular species of fish, please don't hesitate to ask one of our team members if we can order it in for you.

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