This is sparkling small fish is fondly referred to as ‘the poor man’s neon tetra’. The coupling of its name with such an aristocrat isn’t surprising, for even though it is not so startling in colour, it has the neon high quality of iridescence.
Body colouring is usually between a silvery olive and violet-blue, with a fluorescent line of electric blue-green running from just behind the eye along the side of the body to the tail. Further enchantment is added by a red base to the dorsal fin along with a streak via the tail.
The White Cloud Mountain minnow is fairly a hardy species. It can stand a considerable tem-perature range of 40°- 90°F, but don’t attempt to maintain them in such varying conditions. Peaceful, attractive, and simple to feed, they do prefer just a little and frequently, instead of one large feed a day.
The average length for a fully grown specimen is 1.25 inch, but regrettably, as they increase in size; their brilliance diminishes. They’re at their greatest when only ten to fourteen weeks old.
The dorsal fin could be utilized as an indication to sex; it is longer in the male.
The very best breeding temperature is between 68° and 75°F. Courtship is a lot the exact same as with the danios-the male chases and also the female scatters eggs freely.
The very best technique of preparing the aquarium for spawning is with a fine-leafed plant, like Myrio-phyllum, loosely anchored with thin strips of lead to form a dense mat on the bottom of the tank. Water depth should be no much more than 6 inches. It is feasible to spawn this species with out any plants, even though as a safety measure planting is most likely most advisable.
Breeding traps for the White Clouds are the exact same as those for danios. In specific these traps could be utilized if your fish are likely to spawn whenever you won’t be accessible to remove them instantly afterwards.