Is anyone else a fan of these? I like these a lot. the colors on them are great. And I love how they're so hardy. The only thing I've noticed in my experienced is they don't really school... at all, even though supposedly they're schooling fish
I agree-very underappreciated fish (I've seen them sell for 18 cents a piece as feeders..) They don't really school and yes they can get fat. Although I think some of the fatness is egg bound females :/
I love these fish. It's tied for my top favorite schooling (or shoaling) fish. The best part of these fish, aside from their color & beauty, has to be the fact that they are COLD WATER fish.
Speaking of varieties...not a fan of the gold version nor the long finned version. And I actually saw yet another version of this fish that was even worse......last week at a LFS I ran into a "large eyed" version of this fish! Ugly as F*U*C*K!
I really wanted some, but haven't got a tank for them. My goldfish would eat them and they'd eat my shrimp. I think this means I need a third tank. They're just cute! Okay, I say that about everything.
i have some and they are great. the dominant male has actually turned a dark brown and his body line is basically pink. them and my harlequin rasboras kind of school together. its pretty cool i came across some of the longfin variety a few weeks ago and they were quite stunning. didnt have any room for them though :/
I've always had a soft spot for WCMMs. They have such a cute face. Their fins are larger than you think since they usually have them relaxed to enhance their torpedo-like shape. When they display, it's quite pretty. They play nice with others and their spats amongst themselves are tame. They are also easy keepers. When the stripe along their body hits the light right, it really lights up. Unfortunately the rich olive color of their body is hard to appreciate from afar - doesn't pop. I think they look the best close up.
I hear the long finned versions can't outcompete the short finned males for the ladies so a long finned breeding group eventually reverts back to short fins after so many generations.
White Clouds are great fish, and one of the best for nano tanks that are too small to heat properly. The regular ones breed like rabbits if given even a modicum of cover for the fry... they are not big egg/fry hunters/eaters if fed well.
The long finned ones are MUCH fussier... a really weak strain. They don't reproduce as easily and are not as hardy overall. Often, people who have no problem breeding the wild type have no luck with the long fins.