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Tanichthys “Gold Longfin“

4. November 2020

Since its first import in the 1930er years, the White Cloud Mountain minnow (Tanichthys albonubes) is available practically exclusively as offspring for the aquarium hobby. Nowadays, this is all the more true since the free-living stocks are considered highly endangered due to environmental pollution. However, the “simple” white cloud is not really bred by most professional breeders, but only multiplied, however in masses and very successful.

What is possible, however, if you dedicate yourself to breeding in the literal sense of the word, is just shown to us by one of our German breeders, who is specialized in a few fish species, among them white clouds. Currently he supplies us with e.g. “Gold Longfin”. We think the pictures speak for themselves.

For our customers: The animals have code 457552 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Tanichthys breeding form linni veiltail XXL

1. November 2019

The white cloud mountain minnow (Tanichthys albonubes) has not disappeared from the aquariums since its discovery in 1932. In nature, however, the species is threatened with extinction. Since no wild fish are collected because of its easy breeding ability, nobody noticed this for decades. The reason for the danger in nature is, as always, the destruction of the habitat, in this case the deforestation of the forests.

A particularly pretty, long-finned breeding-form is called “Tanichthys linni” in the trade, a pure fantasy-name without scientific meaning. One of our suppliers breeds this form for us and occasionally supplies it in XXL size. These are really magnificent animals!

For our customers: the fish have code 458004 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesalers.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer