I had a few white clouds, and I personally did not find them to have much personality. I only had three (from my less educated days), so perhaps that had to do with it. Having said that, they were never flightly or stressed looking, spending their time together and with a trio of threadfin rainbows. Compared to my gouramis and bettas, they just don't interact much with you, the owner. However, schooling fish are of course beautiful, so don't think I am knocking them altogether. It really just depends on what you want. They are extremely hardy, so you will have them for years, even if the conditions are not optimum (as was my case). I believe nowadays there are a few different types, in terms of color and finnage. I preferred the darker, small finned ones with the classic white stripe. That is about all the experience I have to share! Let me know if you have any other questions!