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White Cloud Mountain minnow   (Tanichthys albonubes)
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This hard species of minnow is native to China and is quite popular in the aquarium trade. Because of their tolerance for a variety of water conditions, they are considered a good fish for the beginning aquarium hobbyist. They are also used in ponds to control mosquito larvae and will reproduce in these conditions if there are no other species of fish present.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Cloud_Mountain_minnow

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Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Actinopterygii
Order - Cypriniformes
Family - Cyprinidae
Genus - Tanichthys
Species - T. albonubes

 
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