Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Cypriniformes > Cyprinidae > Tanichthys > Tanichthys albonubes

Tanichthys albonubes (Canton danio; Chinese danio; White cloud; White cloud minnow; White Cloud Mountain fish; White cloud mountain minnow)

Synonyms: Aphyocypris pooni
Language: Cantonese; Czech; Danish; Finnish; German; Mandarin Chinese; Polish; Swedish

Wikipedia Abstract

The White Cloud Mountain Minnow (Tanichthys albonubes) is a hardy species of freshwater fish and coldwater fish often kept in aquaria. The species is a member of the carp family (family Cyprinidae) of the order Cypriniformes, native to China. The White Cloud Mountain minnow is practically extinct in its native habitat, due to pollution and tourism. It was believed to be extinct for over 20 years in 1980, but an apparently native population of this fish was discovered on Hainan Island, well away from the White Cloud Mountain. They are bred in farms and are easily available through the aquarium trade. However, inbreeding in farms has led to genetically weak stock that is vulnerable to disease and prone to physical deformities.
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Africa-Inland Waters; America, South - Inland waters; Asia - Inland waters; Asia: China (Ref. 1739) and Viet Nam (Ref. 44416).; China; Colombia; Ethiopian; Hong Kong; Madagascar; Neotropical; Oriental; Viet Nam;

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