Schooling Fish Swim In Schools To Protect Them From Their Enemies, Conserve Energy, And Find Food

Why swim in schools? First and foremost, schools protect fish from their enemies. It is believed that swimming close together reduces friction and allows fish to save energy. When fish spawn in a school, some of their eggs will elude predators. Fish use a complex combination of senses to achieve smooth schooling movements. Each fish responds to the movements of the other fish, as well as stimuli such as pheromones. The fish can easily see what is next to them. More than 25 percent of the world's fish species school throughout their lives. In captivity, schooling fish need to have at least four to six schools to create a comfortable school environment. Many freshwater fish prefer to live in schools. Barbs, Danios, and most Tetras should always be kept in schools . Loaches such as the Clown and Kuhli loach often pine away if they are not in the school. . . .

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