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Tanichthys albonubes
White Cloud Mountain Minnow
breeding notes

BREEDING: Easily bred in a well-planted tank, or pond, especially if fed newly hatched artemia on a regular basis

Have you bred Tanichthys albonubes? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?


This page summarises breeding reports provided by visitors to this site, along with some statistical analysis. Please feel free to contribute - whatever your experience!

1 breeder has filled in a breeding report, a summary of which is shown in the graphs below. You can read the full reports here.

To add details of your experiences of Tanichthys albonubes, why not fill in a Breeding and maintenance Report.

Would Tanichthys albonubes be a good addition to a community tank?
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  1. Never
  2. Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
  3. Only with species of similar size
  4. Yes, a good community fish

How would you describe the disposition of Tanichthys albonubes?
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  1. Very timid
  2. Slightly timid
  3. Neutral
  4. Somewhat aggresive on occasions
  5. Very aggressive

In which water conditions do you keep these fish?
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  1. Very soft and acidic
  2. Moderately soft and acidic
  3. Neutral
  4. Moderately hard and alkaline
  5. Very hard and alkaline

At what average temperature?
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  1. 10-15°C
  2. 16-19°C
  3. 20-23°C
  4. 24-27°C
  5. 28°C+

In general, how difficult is Tanichthys albonubes to keep and breed?
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  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How sucessful have you been at breeding Tanichthys albonubes?
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  1. Very unsucessful
  2. Fairly unsucessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly sucessful
  5. Very sucessful


Remember, each record represents only one persons experience; if you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences


Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic Water temperature: 16-19oC
Disposition: Active, but not aggresive Community tank?: Yes, a good community fish
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)Breeding problems: none
Sex ratio: Breeding difficulty: Easy
Sucess: Fairly unsucessfulYears Experience: 3
Other Comments: A kept a group of 6 adults in a planted water barrel in my garden for one (UK) summer, and fry just appeared with the adults. I rarely fed the adults and never fed the fry - their diet must have been the larvae of various insects, mosquitos and bloodworms etc, and maybe smaller fry. The young fish were particularly hardy. Had I added more food, or removed them to grow on elsewhere I suspect I could have raised many more, but one barrel was enough!
Date this record created: 8th January 2008Breeding date: 2003
Breeder: Location: Leeds UK







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The biggest killer of tropical fish is overfeeding. Uneaten food decays and pollutes the water, even with adequate filtration. Adult fish should remain unfed one day each week, and almost all commonly available species will be completely fine if unfed during a two week vacation


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