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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-30-2014, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Question White Cloud Mountain Minnows?

Hi!! I've been recommended to research the White Cloud Mountain minnow ( to make it it easier I'll just refer to them as WCM if that's ok) and I have so I have some questions about them
The obvious one~ are they compatible with bettas?
Could a school of them live in a 10 gal?
Is it true they can have almost any temperature?
Are they hardy?
What's the minimum number of fish in a school?


If anyone could answer these questions that would be great!!
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Well bettas like 78-82 the most, wcmm like 69-72 i believe the most. I have a wcmm in with my shellies (had 5, than the shellies bred). They were doing great. They can withstand almost every temperature. But back to your questions;
They are behavior wise compatible. Temp wise, not ideal.
You could do 5-6
Yes they can withstand almost everything
Yes very hardy
Minimum school, 5-6
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The first thing to consider is that such hyper fish can be very stressful on a Betta. If you want WCM to maintain optimum health, Tankman12 is correct: You would need to lower the temperature quite a bit.

Have you looked into a nice school of Rasbora? Some are only .75", less frenetic and quite peaceful.

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They arent very hyper active fish IME. Nothing like zebra danios. They were perfect for my shellies. They are like danio, they like cooler temps but will do fine in warmer. But i agree that some dwarf/micro fish would be a better option. If you REALLY want them than ya get them. If you are like "uh their okay" dont get them. Cuz there are much better options out there.
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Thank you both for your great info! I think for this tank I will hold off on them but they defiantly are on my future fish list!
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Thanks for the link! It looks like a great website! You're right I want to provide all my pets with what they need to thrive!
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