Are Rainbow Shiners a shoaling fish?
Rainbow Shiners (Notropis Chrosomus) are a popular choice for coldwater aquarium hobbyists as they are considered an easy fish to care for. Rainbow Shiners are a beautifully coloured fish that change color when they are ready to spawn. Rainbow Shiners have translucent colored bodies with a silver-black colored stripe running down the length of their bodies.
Rainbow Shiners are shoaling fish, when kept in a school of 6 to 8, but will do much better in groups larger than 10. It is good to keep a mixture of males and females together, as the males will display to potential mates and show off their colours.
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