White Aquarium Fish


Some people can be turned off by the color white.

I personally just think of white as a background color but we hope to surprise you.

If you have a dark background in your tank, white aquarium fish can be absolutely beautiful to look at, so here are our favorite white aquarium fish!

White Angelfish

Japanese Killifish

White Betta Fish

Snow White Platinum Guppy

White Skirt Tetra

White Goldfish

Albino Aquarium Fish:

White Midas Cichlid

Albino Guppies

Albino Cory Catfish

Albino Bristlenose Pleco

Albino African Cichlid

Albino Oscar Fish

Albino Carp Goldfish

Albino Tiger Barb

We’ll try to talk about aquarium fish that are naturally white and then we can get into the albino aquarium fish.

White Angelfish

Angelfish are one of the most well-known freshwater fish.

They come from tropical warm waters of the amazon river with lots of low-hanging vegetation.

Aquarium angelfish can live in a wide range of water conditions, but they prefer slightly warmer water.

They are omnivores so there are a wide variety of fish food flakes available for them although they can eat live and frozen foods as treats.

pH should be between 6.8 and 7.8, with

Hardness between 3° and 8° dKH (54 to 145 ppm). 

Temperature: 78° and 84° F.

Japanese Killifish

These fish prefer slow-moving water and a little cold.

Water Temperature – 64 to 75 Fahrenheit

pH of the water should be 7.0 to 8.0.

Extremely hardy, peaceful, and active fish.

Japanese killifish are omnivores. They will eat dry and frozen foods that are small enough.

White Betta Fish

Betta fish water parameters:

  • Temperature: 75°-81°F (23.8°-27.2°C)
  • Ammonia and Nitrite: 0 ppm.
  • Nitrate: <20 ppm.
  • GH: 3-4 dGH (50-66.7 ppm)
  • KH: 3-5 dKH (53.6- 89.4 ppm)
  • pH: 6.5-7.5.

Betta fish come from a tropical freshwater environment with warmer waters.

They can survive in a small space but you should still have a gallon of water per inch of fish.

Betta fish are very aggressive, so be careful not to mix males. If you mix females, you should have at least 5 togehr to form a betta fish sorority.

Snow White Platinum Guppy

Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 64° – 82° F (18° – 27.7° C)
  • pH: 5.5 – 8.0.
  • KH: 10 – 30 dKH.
  • Minimum tank size: 10 gallons.

Care:

  • Diet:  Omnivorous.  Will easily accept high quality dry and frozen foods.
  • Social behavior:  Peaceful, schooling/shoaling.  
  • Origin:  Tank-bred, but indigenous to northern South America.
  • Average adult size:  2.5 inches (6.3 cm)
  • Average purchase size:  1 – 1.5 inches (2.5 – 3.8 cm) or larger

Guppies like to stay closer to the surface of the water but they are flexible enough to live lower.

You must have a lid on the aquarium to keep them from jumping.

Guppies live well with peaceful fish and are best kept in small groups.

White Skirt Tetra

Tank Size10 gallons
FoodOmnivore
pH5.8 to 8.5
Temperature70 to 90 F (20 to 26 C)

Tetra fish are hardy, peaceful fish that are easy to care for and great for beginners.

White Goldfish

  • Ammonia <0.1ppm.
  • Nitrite <0.2ppm.
  • Nitrate <50ppm (<110ppm tolerance)
  • pH 6.5-7.5 (tolerance range: 5.0-9.0)
  • KH 70-140ppm.
  • GH 150ppm.
  • Temperature 20-24°C (tolerance range: 8-30°C)

Goldfish come from nearly every body type of freshwater there is.

Contrary to their public perception, goldfish should never be kept in a bowl or without a filter.

They are peaceful fish and will get along with other peaceful fish of the same size.

They are very intelligent to the point that they can distinguish their owner from other people.

They can be taught tricks and will interact with their owner quite a bit.

Goldfish are omnivores so there are many fish flakes and pellets available for them.

White Midas Cichlid

Water temperature – 68 to 82 degrees°F

PH-7 to 8

Hardness 4 – 20 GH

Alkalinity – 2 to 23 KH

White Midas cichlids will eat any type of aquarium food since they are omnivores.

These fish are very aggressive so it is very hard to keep them with other fish unless they were raised together.

Albino Aquarium Fish

Albino fish for the aquarium used to be limited to a few select breeds but with the growth in popularity of aquarium fish albino aquarium fish seem to be popping up with almost any breed.

Albino is the absence of pigment in the hair skin and eyes.

It doesn’t seem to affect aquarium fish very much but they may have poorer eyesight than normal fish.

Here are some of the most popular albino fish for aquariums…

Albino Guppies

  • Temperature:  64° – 82° F
  • pH:  5.5 – 8.0
  • KH:  10 – 30 dKH
  • Minimum tank size:  10 gallons

Beautiful, hardy peaceful fish that gets along with others and lives at the top of the aquarium.

Omnivores so a wide variety of foods are available.

Albino Cory Catfish

  • pH – 7.0 and 8.0
  • Alkalinity 3° – 10°
  • dKH (54ppm to 180ppm)
  • Water Temperature: 74° – 80° F

Wild-caught Corys may need a pH of 5.5 to 7.0 and alkalinity below 3° dKH (54ppm).

Cory catfish will live in the bottom of your tank. You need to be careful if you touch them because they have a mild toxin in their spine.

Cory catfish come from shallow slow-moving water.

Cory catfish are shoaling fish so they get along easily in groups although they should be purchased in groups of five or more.

Cory catfish are omnivores so there are a wide variety of foods available for them. Only feed them twice a day and only feed them what they can consume in 2-3 minutes.

Albino Bristlenose Pleco

TemperatureTropical (60F – 80F or 15c – 25c)
pHNeutral (6.5 – 7.5)
Hardiness20-25
Oxygen LevelsHigh

Bristlenose Plecos come from streams and tributaries, so they live in fast-moving water.

They can live up to 12 years in captivity.

Bristlenose placos are hardy fish and easy to get along with.

They eat mostly plants but are omnivores so they are easy to feed.

Albino African Cichlid

  • pH – 8.0 – 9.0
  • Alkalinity – 10° to 25°
  • dKH (180 ppm to 450 ppm)
  • Water Temperature – 74° to 80° F

African Cichlids grow very large for aquarium fish so you are going to need a big tank. Depending on what species you get, they can grow between 4-10 inches. That translates to 4-10 gallons of water for one fish!

African cichlids are omnivores so they are easy to feed.

They are freshwater fish.

Albino Oscar Fish

  • Water Temperature: 75 and 80 degrees Fahranheit (23 – 27 Celcius)
  • pH balance – 6 to 8
  • hardness: 12dH – 15dH.

Oscar fish need moderate-highflow water.

Oscars grow even bigger than Cichlids so you are going to need a 75 gallon tank for one and a 150 gallon tank for two.

Oscars are not hardy fish and require a lot of filtration.

Oscar fish prefer low-light.

Oscars can be bullies and they are so big anyways, they are best on their own.

Oscar fish are carnovores, so they eat a high protein diet. They actually make high protein pellets specifically for oscar fish so they are easy to feed.

Some treats you can give them in additon to their regular diet are:

  • Crickets
  • Locusts
  • Grasshoppers
  • Mealworms

Albino Carp Goldfish

Temperature: 4-25°C, ideally between 15-23°C
pH: 6.0-8.0
Ammonia: 0mg/l
Nitrite: 0mg/l
Hardness: moderately soft – hard (5-19°dH)

Albino Tiger Barb

pH: 6.8 – 7.8

Alkalinity between 3° and 8° dkH (50 ppm to 140 ppm)

Water Temperature: 75° – 80° F

Barbs come from swamps and lakes, so they are used to standing or slwo-moving water.

They are easy to get along with so they are great tankmates but should be paired with other fast-moving fish that like to move around alot.

Tiger Barbs grow 21/2-3 inches so they will ned about 3 gallons for one fish.

Tiger Barbs are omnivores so they are easy to feed, although they should be given live and frozen foods.

Albino Red Finned Shark

  • Water temperature: 72°F to 79°F
  • pH: 6.5 to 7.5.
  • Water h\Hardness: 10-15 KH

Red Fin Sharks are territorial fish so they don’t do well with other fish. If you try to put them with other fish, they need to have plenty of decorations, plants or caves. They should be kept with passive tankmates that will leave them alone.

Redfin sharks kive for 5-8 years and grow 4-6 inches, so they will need at least 6 gallons of water in case they grow to their maximum potential.

They are hardy fish so their water is easy to keep clean.

Even though they are called sharks, they are omnivores so they are easy to feed as they eat a wide arrange of food.

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