White Cloud Mountain Minnow Tanichthys albonubes

White Cloud Mountain Minnow
White Cloud Mountain Minnow
White Cloud Mountain Minnow
The White Cloud Mountain Minnow belongs to the carp family and is endemic to a small area of China around White Cloud Mountain, Guangzhou. Discovered only around the 1930s, it was believed extinct in the wild by 1960 through pollution and habitat degradation, but it was claimed another small wild population was discovered elsewhere some distance away. The fish is now farm and aquarium bred but may be extinct in the wild. It's wild form is shown above and it grows to some 4 cm long.
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Golden White Cloud Mountain Minnow
Golden White Cloud Mountain Minnow
Golden White Cloud Mountain Minnow
Aquarists have bred the fish in captivity in several colour forms, one being the Gold or Golden White Cloud Mountain Minnow, shown above, with orange-yellow bodies and red fins.