A color variation of the White Cloud Mountain Minnow, the Gold White Cloud is an excellent choice for beginners to home aquariums. These fish are native to China, taking their name from their home near the White Cloud Mountain. Their scientific name is Tanichthys albonubes. These fish are active and colorful, providing a beautiful display of color in any planted or unplanted aquarium.
Gold White Clouds are calm and prefer to live in cooler aquariums. They are suitable for small tanks, adapting well to various water conditions, including being able to withstand cold temperatures. They require a very low level of care, although you should place them in an aquarium with an appropriate water current to replicate their natural habitat of mountain streams.
Male Gold White Clouds will often compete for female attention by opening their fins and displaying their bright colors. Gold White Clouds will spawn and scatter their eggs, ideally over plants that will protect the eggs.
Given their adaptability to various aquarium conditions, colorful display, and low level of care, Gold White Clouds are great for beginners as well as those looking to add energy and color to their home aquarium.
As they are a schooling species, Gold White Clouds work well in schools of 8 or more, leading to more active and colorful behavior. These fish are also peaceful and make great additions to well-maintained communities. Other suitable tankmates include Rainbowfish, Guppies, Danio, and Barbs. We do not recommend placing them in the same environment as large predatory fish.
Feeds and Feeding
As this species is omnivorous, it is best to feed Gold White Clouds quality flake foods as well as small live and frozen foods, including bloodworms and brine shrimp. Because they will often eat baby shrimp, we do not recommend keeping them in a tank in which you are also trying to raise shrimp.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do Gold White Clouds live?
Gold White Clouds can live up to 5 to 7 years. To ensure a long, healthy life, you need to keep these fish in ideal water conditions. Aside from placing them in a school of 8 of more, be sure to keep them in an aquarium with a water temperature of 64° - 72° F.
How big do Gold White Clouds get?
As adults, Gold White Clouds can grow to about 1.5 inches if you place them in optimal conditions.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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