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Do pencifish need to be bought as a shoal?
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Especially as, depending on the species, sometimes males can become territorial and it may not work to add more males later on down the road.
isn't a shoal just a grouping of fish that hang together for whatever reason (safety, food collection, etc). they don't even necessarily have to be the same species. there is no distinction of male/female ratios. but just like most other small fish, pencilfish will do better in a shoal, which includes being more active, showing more colors, etc.
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