dgcampfire Aquarium White Cloud Mountain Minnow
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons     White Cloud Mountain Minnow
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 64-72° F (68.0°F)
KH 10-15 (12.5)
pH 6.5-7.5 (7.00)
Max. Size: 2 inches
Color Form: Assorted
Diet: Omnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: China, Farm Raised
Family: Cyprinidae

Bought three as starter fish (Feb/22/2013 Fri 7:00 PM), and two more the next morning.

White Clouds are hardy, inexpensive, and easy to breed in large numbers, making them ideal feeder fish for your larger carnivorous inhabitants like cichlids, large catfish, and other piscivores. This feeder pack arrives with 85-100 specimens ranging in size between 1/2" to 1".

Also known as the White Cloud Mountain Minnow, this fish originates from the gorges of the White Cloud Mountains of China. This easy-to-keep minnow will do well in the community aquarium with other peaceful fish. The hardy and colorful Golden White Cloud adapts well to less-than-perfect water conditions, making it an ideal choice for beginning aquarists.

The Golden White Cloud spawns over plants in cool water. After hatching, about 36 hours after spawning, the fry should be fed small live foods such as newly hatched brine shrimp.

Golden White Clouds are omnivores and should be fed a diet of flake foods with plenty of vegetable matter, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1/2" to 1"

(wikipedia) Although the nominal temperature range for the species in the wild is 18–26 °C (64–79 °F), it can survive water temperatures down to 5°C (41°F).[4] This makes it an ideal fish for keeping in an unheated aquarium in cold climates. In fact, White Clouds are more active and healthier when kept at temperatures lower than those at which most tropical tanks are kept. Water hardness (dH) should be from 5 to 19, and pH levels should range between 6.0 and 8.0.