what other fish go great with white clouds?

allicat19June 17, 2010

i have 5 white clouds, which have been in the tank for about 2 months now but i would like to be able to put a few more "interesting" fish or things (snales, shrimp, etc) in there.

what can i get that will go together? i'd love to try some guppies or neon tetras or anything "pretty". how about a beta, or something else that's a bit larger? any better ideas are welcome.

what about if they wanted to have babies? would the other fish eat them? would the other fish be able to have babies as well?

i have a little tank (13 liters of water, which is about 3 1/2 gallons). it has lovely pink rocks, green plastic plants, a heater and a pump suitable for tanks up to 55 liters, so it's provides a strong current.

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Five white clouds in a 3.5 gal?

If they are fullgrown at 1.5" (4cm), that's already too many fish for that size tank.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2010 at 7:36AM
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First off I would not worry about the 5 White Clouds.
And congrats on this great pic for a fish. These are really nice fish and can even reproduce if the conditions are right.
Your aerator sounds good by providing a good current for the fish. Got a filter tied to it??
I would get rid of the pink rocks and the plastic plants.
What you may want to do is to aquascape your small tank.
I think you could make a great little tank of live plants with a piece of driftwood or even some medium sized rocks
to give it some interest so that the focus of the tank is not just the fish but the fish swimming in a cool looking environment.
Do not add any snails at all. They will eat plants and fish eggs.
Here is a cool link to a YouTube on a White Cloud Tank
Plus there are other videos that include Hillstream loaches with the White Clouds.
White Cloud Tank

Here is a link that might be useful: About aquascaping

    Bookmark   June 17, 2010 at 8:43PM
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by aerator i guess you're talking about what i refered to as the "pump" which is a filter. you'll have to excuse me, i'm still very much a novice.

i've been thinking of incorporating some rock/interesting other things in my tank for a bit, so some good suggestions. btw my the pink rocks and green "plants" look fantastic (i really love the way they clash colour-wise together), but i can scale them back and add in some interesting other features. when i set up mu tank i was a bit scared of killing live plants, so i figured i would start with some nice fake ones until i knew i wouldn't kill the fish.

but is there still the possibility of more fish? or do i only have the option of getting a bigger tank before getting more fish?

    Bookmark   June 18, 2010 at 1:49AM
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There is a possibility that you could double your number of fish but it really depends upon the carrying capacity of the tank. With good agitation and a strong current that can help maintain a high rate of oxygen exchange with the surface of the tank then maybe. Also keep in mind that the higher the temperature of the tank the less the carrying capacity would be because warmer water loses oxygen much faster than colder water. That is one reason that fish in the ocean are mre abundant towards either pole though in the tropic there is a greater diversity which I think may be due to microniches.
So if you can keep the temperatures of your tank from the 50sF into the 60sF then you stand a good chance of being able to successfully keep more.

Here is a link that might be useful: Oxygen content in water

    Bookmark   June 18, 2010 at 11:04PM
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holtzclaw(z7 GA)

What about adding one Corydora catfish? I think they are very entertaining in their own right. They clean the tank. If the white clouds did lay eggs, the cory would not harm them. If you keep the pink rock, make sure it has no sharp edges. You could go for live (green) plants and still maintain your color scheme. (I like the spotted [leopard] corys, but the albinos look pink to me; giving your rock some company.)
I think white cloud mountain fish are super. Go to your public library and find Tan's Fish in the kid's section. Great true story!

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 7:32PM
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