Long Fin White Cloud



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The Long Fin White Cloud Minnow is a long-finned variety of the White Cloud Minnow. Captive breeding has allowed the White Cloud to develop long fins that are appealing to the aquarist.

This easy to keep minnow will do well in the community aquarium with other peaceful fish. If kept in a school of eight or more, the Long Fin White Cloud will be more active and colorful.

Tanichthys albonubes spawns over plants in cool water. After hatching, about 36 hours after spawning, the fry should be fed small live foods such as newly hatched brine shrimp.

Long Fin White Clouds are omnivores and should be fed a diet of flake foods with plenty of vegetable matter, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex.


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Brittany April 21, 2011 at 6:56 pm

They are great starter fish. You don’t need a heater for their tank and they can live 3-10 years. They are fun to watch and easy to breed, so if you’re thinking about breeding egg-laying fish, start with these. Unlike other fish, they don’t really eat their eggs/fry, so they can be kept with the parents. If you buy White Clouds that are meant to be used as feeders (extremely cheap and hardy, so they might not have diseases) then you can let them grow and keep them for a long time. They like water around 64-74 F and they can live at a pH of 6.0-8.0. They really are some nice, hardy, fun fish, so if you don’t have some already then I suggest you buy some.

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