The White Cloud is found in Southern China, particularly around Whitecloud Mountain; they will grow to 4cm and live to be 5 to 7 years old if kept correctly in the right conditions.
The majority of White clouds sold today are farmed in Asia, with the species now being very rare in the wild. The white clouds popularity can be attributed to its peaceful nature, its pleasant colour, and the fact that it is compatible in either tropical or cold water aquaria. While being a tropical species, they can be kept in unheated aquaria or ponds in most areas of Australia. These fish make an excellent addition to goldfish tanks and bowls where their schooling habit, bright, lively nature adds life and action to the goldfish aquarium.