Here's more information on White Could Mountain Minnows.
I would add a vegetable or spirulina based flake to their diet. The NLS small fish formula is good as well along with brine shrimp fed occasionally. White\Gold Clouds are fun to watch. The males will perform a dance and display for the females. You can make a spawning mop or use Java Moss and they will lay eggs in either. 10 -12 would easily get along in a 15 gallon tank given even numbers of males to females.
Last edited by Taurus; 12-14-2013 at 10:49 PM.
When in doubt, do a water change.
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I'd say you could probably keep something like 10, assuming you'll have some plants in there. I'd suggest you put some Java fern and Java moss in there, both are really easy to grow and don't need special lighting, plus fish like them.
I kept some in a 10g with zebra danios once. I know, not good. That was years ago, I was just starting and kind of clueless. The danios harassed the white clouds quite a bit, though they could just have been bored in the small tank. You could probably keep habrosus (dwarf) cories in there. Pygmaeus (pygmy) cories would be good, but they're mid-level fish more than bottom fish. I'm pretty sure cories are happy in the colder water that white clouds need, but aside from goldfish I can't think of anything else that's cold-water.
You could try maybe 7 white clouds and 6 dwarf cories... Might want to get a second opinion on if that's too many, though.
Ooh, just remembered that cherry shrimp are alright with colder water, as far as I know. I bet a group of cherries would do pretty well in there, assuming that you had some plants and cover, and I don't think the white clouds would eat adults. They'd probably eat the babies, but there isn't much that won't.
I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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On veggie day, I feed my fish Omega One Kelp flakes and Hikari frozen spirulina/brine shrimp. They love them!
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