This survey summarizes and illustrates the main qualitative properties of hydrodynamics models for collective behavior. These models include a velocity consensus term together with attractive–repulsive potentials leading to non-trivial flock profiles. The connection between the underlying particle systems and the swarming hydrodynamic equations is performed through kinetic theory modeling arguments. We focus on Lagrangian schemes for the hydrodynamic systems showing the different qualitative behaviors of the systems and its capability of keeping properties of the original particle models. We illustrate the known results concerning large-time profiles and blowup in finite time of the hydrodynamic systems to validate the numerical scheme. We finally explore the unknown situations making use of the numerical scheme showcasing a number of conjectures based on the numerical results.