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