White Cloud Mountain Minnow

Live FishSKU: WCM802X1

    Same day despatch when ordered before 2pm
    Usually arrives in 2-3 working days
    Orders over £50 sent by next working day courier

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Sale price£1.69


White Cloud Mountain Minnow

The White Cloud Mountain minnow is a hardy species of freshwater fish and coldwater fish often kept in an aquarium. The species is a member of the carp family of the order Cypriniformes, native to China. White Cloud Mountain Minnow's are great for tropical or cold water aquariums, and make ideal shoaling tankmates for small fancy goldfish. White Cloud Mountain Minnows are great for beginners as they are hardy and easy to keep. Assorted males and females supplied, photo for illustrative purposes only.

Can you keep White Cloud Mountain Minnows in tropical aquariums?
Although typically sold as a coldwater fish, yes, White Cloud Mountain Minnows can be adapted to live in warmer tropical aquaria. Always check what temperature they are held in at the retailer, and be sure to take your time acclimatising White Cloud Mountain Minnows if they are to be held in a warmer tropical aquarium - bring them up to temperature slowly before release. White Cloud Mountain Minnows are a popular cohabitant for fancy goldfish, which generally need a more temperate aquarium of around 18-22 degrees. White Cloud Mountain Minnows will generally thrive in temperatures no lower than 15 degrees.

Approx. size: 1-2cm / 1"
Maximum size: 4cm / 1.5"
Origin: China / Asia
Ideal number kept together: 6+

Water conditions
Our conditions: temp 15 °C, pH 7.5
Ideal pH: 6.0 – 8.5
Hardness: 90-357 ppm
Ideal temperature: 15 – 29 °C

Ease of care
Easy. Great for beginners, very few specific requirements. Because they are rather small, be careful not to house with overly large fish that may mistake them for food.

The food we recommend is fish flake or very small granules. They can occasionally have smaller frozen or live food, like daphnia.

A community aquarium with similar size non-aggressive species is ideal (avoid overly-large fish).

Fairly easy. Males will attempt to attract females by displaying their fins alongside eachother. White Cloud Mountain Minnows are egg-scatterers, dropping their eggs freely amongst vegetation.

Life Span
White Cloud Mountain Minnow fish have an average lifespan live of 3-5 years in perfect conditions.

For more information on general fishkeeping and our shipping procedures click here.

OATA Care Guide

In stock orders placed before 2pm will be despatched on the same working day (not including palletised items, pond plants or fibreglass ponds).

Pre-orders are shipped once we have the stock available and will be shipped using the service chosen at checkout.

All services are working day services and do not include delivery on Saturdays and Sundays or public holidays as standard. Deliveries are usually Monday to Friday only, although some Royal Mail items may be delivered on weekends as standard if the service is available in your area.

 Packet/Courier items    
 Royal Mail (2-3 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £2.99
 Royal Mail Next Day (1-2 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £4.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £0.00-£49.99 £7.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day) *  £50 and up FREE
 Pallets (booked in)  aquariums / bulky items  

 Pallets Standard (3-5 days)


 Pallets Express (1-2 days)

 - £39.99


*EXCLUDED ITEMS  extra delivery fees apply:
 Fibreglass Ponds (booked in)    

 Zone 1 (7-10 days)

 - £79.99
 Zone 2 (7-14 days)  - £149.99
 Zone 3 (7-21 days)  - £249.99
Pond Plants (direct from grower)
All pond plants (3-10 days) one-off fee regardless of order size/value £5.99


* Orders over £50 that are under 2kg may be sent by a Royal Mail Tracked 24 service.

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