They will school depending on how many you have in the tank. They are a very independent fish though, and do not depend on the rest of the school to explore their surroundings. Mine are compatible with everything and don't bully even my smallest ember tetras. They are a fabulous community fish.
75: blood parrots, featherfin cat, emperor tetras, turquoise rainbowfish, BN plecos, japanese trapdoor; 46: WCMM, gold inca snails, ghost, bamboo & amano shrimp, kuhli loaches, rummynose & ember tetras, endlers, platies, flame gourami, guppies; 16: pygmy, peppered, loxozonus corys, otos, assassins, RCS ... ~ Research PRIOR to purchase.... ~