White Cloud Mountain Minnow | Fish Care

White Cloud Mountain Minnows? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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, or the white cloud mountain minnow, is a great fish. Thepicture above looks like a white cloud. White clouds are very docile, small, cooler water fish. They grow to 1- 1.5 inches long and need a few gallons per fish. They are a melange of brown,green, yellow, red, neon blue, and black. Their red can be particularly striking on their lips andcaudal fins. White clouds are native to streams in Southern China where they are now thoughtto be extinct. They live for 3-10 years. I had a pair that I bought in August, 1995. The femalewas still active and breeding until her death in 2000. The male developed cataracts before hisdeath in 1999. The female always looked like she is ready to burst with eggs. A rare long-finnedversion of the white cloud is absolutely gorgeous. One strain is called the meteor minnow. Ibought a male meteor minnow but he died in quarantine. Of course, the store had sold out bythen. Meteor minnows may also be called red rocket minnows. Annette alerted me to a newvariety of white clouds called "gold clouds." She says they are gold to light orange with red finsand red eyes. I finally saw some on 12/8/02 at my local fish store. I did not buy any because, tome, they just looked like sick, washed out regular white clouds. Half of them also had bentspines(possible tuberculosis or genetic problems). I am sure that properly cared for though, they mustbe beauties.
White Cloud Mountain Minnow Care And Diet - Fish - Aquariumspeed
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on doing whichever % water change is needed even if it's daily to bring down the toxins. So far i dont have a problem with the water the ammonia and nitrite are 0. I am just trying to figure out if i should take back the bendy tail white cloud that is acting funny?. no problem my friend! yeah those are the strips I started with too but they are really inaccurate try to get your hands on a liquid master test kit its what we all use here. Its about 30 dollars but they are best in the long run! do not, I repeat do not follow the petstore's advice! start to rely on the people from this site for they have years of experience and care very much about the fish and are not in it for business and money. Fish Care: White Cloud Mountain Minnows | The o'jays, Of and Search
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Although white clouds are compatible with other freshwater tropical fish,care must be taken with the temperature range. Most tropical fish requirea heater to ensure temperatures stay in the mid 70s, but this is the top of therange for the White Cloud. White Clouds can do quite well in a fish bowlor unheated aquarium. They should be kept in schools.The white cloud is a very , especially young children due to their easy care level and hardiness. It is schooling fish and feels more comfortable in a group of at least five or more. It is a peaceful fish which can be easily housed with any other small fish in a community tank.Decor is not uber critical for white cloud fish care, but a nicely planted tank that includes driftwood, rocks and a dark substrate will show off their colors more. They are a schooling fish and should be kept in numbers of at least 6-8 (lone white clouds tend to be shy and retiring). As previously mentioned, they’re a cold water fish, so a heater is not necessary. In fact, constant, warm temperatures tend to shorten their lives. They have been known to nibble on foliage, so take this into account when planting. We’ve found that “heavy leaved” plants such as Java fern, anubias, and mosses work well with them.White Cloud Mountain Minnow will feel best in tanks with heavy vegetation and driftwood. Since this fish likes colder water it is important to choose plants carefully. Most plants in aquarium trade like warmer (tropical) water. The water can be either slow moving which is more natural for them, but they will tolerate faster water movement too. The water just has to move and it has to be well aerated. And always have a cover over the tank, sometimes males chase the females so enthusiastically, that the females jump out. They even can be kept outside in ponds (of course if you have required conditions there and the temperature will not rise over 24°C - 75.20°F) until the temperature doesn’t drop under 14°C (57.20°F) and they will eat mosquito larvae there, which will brighten their colour like nothing else.