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are two very
nice young White
like the ones we
sell on this web
site. Like most
of the fish
pictures on this
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of fish at
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This video shows a group of normal White Clouds with silver bodies and red fins, that are swimming in a nicely decorated aquarium.
Here is a group of rare Golden White Clouds with golden bodies and red fins. These fish are a different color variety of the same
Scientific Name: Tanichthys albonubes
White Clouds are really an excellent fish for a fish bowl, for an aquarium with a heater, and for an aquarium without a heater. White Clouds
are pretty, hardy,
active, and mild tempered.
This White Cloud lives in a large fish bowl with lots of live plants. There are always lots of White Clouds for sale at our online
tropical fish store. Click here for more about buying White Clouds from us. Click here
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It's a cold night in November, and I took my thermometer outside to my small fish pond. Click here
to see several pictures of my pond during the day. I measured the temperature of the pond water tonight with a thermometer, and the temperature of the water was 55 degrees F.
My pond has four White Clouds that I could see with my flash light. All four White Clouds were swimming just below the surface of the water. I could see
that they looked very healthy, plump, no ich spots, and no clamped fins. The males have bright red naturally pigmented areas in their fins, and the females are very plump and shiny. These White
Clouds have done very well in my pond down to a temperature of 55 degrees F.
Now it's a couple of weeks later, and the water temperature has dropped to 50 degrees. The White Clouds have stopped eating. They are still plump and look healthy.
But I've decided to catch them out, put them in one of my large 1.5 gallon fish bowls, and bring them inside my house.
My house temperature is about 68. I put the fish bowl in a cool part of my house so the water in the fish bowl won't warm up too fast. The water will warm
up to 68 in a few hours. I'd rather warm it up to between 55 and 60 degrees F., but I don't have anywhere that is that temperature.
It's now a few days later, and the White Clouds have just started to eat a few bits
freeze dried blood worms,
which are actually
mosquito larvae. I'm feeding them the
freeze dried blood worms because these
worms are more digestible and less like to cause digestive problems than flake food. The White Clouds are still plump and look healthy.
Another week has passed. The water in the fish bowl is now 72 degrees. Three of the White Clouds look very good, and are now eating some BettaMin fish food.
The fourth White Cloud is a male, and he is being made miserable by the the other slightly larger male White Cloud. I may have to move the smaller male to another bowl.
Another three weeks has passed. My slightly larger male White Cloud stopped bothering the smaller male. I think these White Clouds may have spawned. The two
females are definitely slimmer now, and the bigger male is not as active. But I didn't see them spawn, and I never saw any eggs or baby fish. Maybe they spawned and ate their eggs.
Floating flake food and
freeze dried blood
worms, which are
larvae. Both of these
foods are available in
most stores that sell
pet fish. White Clouds will relish a few live Black Worms and live or frozen brine shrimp. Click here
for more about feeding fish. I feed these White Clouds a few Black Worms every other day. Click here for more about Black
A few White Clouds will do well in a Fish Bowl with water that is between 55 and about 75 degrees F. White Clouds do best in a group with six or more White Clouds in an aquarium with the water heated to about 75 degrees. In a Warm Water Aquarium good tank mates
for White Clouds are Ghost Shrimp, Fancy Guppies,
Glass Fish, Small Fish such as Neon Tetras, Glow Light Tetras,
Black Phantom Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, and Corydoras Catfish.
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Size and Lifespan
White Clouds can live 3 to 5-years and grow to be about 1.5" long. As female White Clouds mature their bellies fill with eggs and
become much larger than the bellies of the male White Clouds. As male White Clouds mature they develop bright red areas in their fins and become quite pretty.
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