The Golden White Cloud (Tanichthys albonubes) is a color variant of the White Cloud species of Minnow/Danio originating from the White Cloud Mountain area of the Guangdong Province of southeastern China. Their native habitat consists of shallow heavily vegetated mountain streams. While the climate of southeastern China is very warm, the mountain streams the Golden White Clouds live in is fed from underground springs which keeps the temperature on the cooler side (between 54 and 75 degrees).
Golden White Clouds have been a very popular species within the aquarium trade for decades, thus today they are almost exclusively imported from large fish farms in southeastern Asia. Farm breeding has actually helped to make the species more tolerant of the warmer water temperatures that most hobbyists keep their tropical aquariums. In addition to water temperature, farm bred specimens also tend to accept a wide variety of commercial foods and tank conditions.