03-04-2007, 09:36 PM
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Re: Question about schooling
Originally Posted by Fish Frenzy
Just a general question...
Is it cruel or mean to not put schooling fish in schooling numbers? (Example, buying 3 instead of 6-10)
Does it overly stress them? Or do they only need schooling when there are more aggressive fish sharing the tank with them?
All fish are different, all schooling species should be at least 6 but others cant take pairs more than others.
Lets take the glass fish, by itself it is very stressed often to the point of death, with a school it is much happier.
But now look at cories, many people have had them in pairs or even by themselves with small amount of problems, same goes with zebra danios
But also note that all schooling fish act much more cheerfull and more wild-like in schools, just some can take it while others cant.