Broodcare Felpews in the Cichlid Fish Lamprologus Brichardi: Their Costs and Benefits

  • BY MICHAEL TABORSKY
  • Published 2004

Abstract

'Helping' in birds and mammals involves seemingly altruistic behaviour. In the cichlid fish Lamprologus birchardi helpers are usually young of former broods staying in their parents' territories and participating in all kinds of parental duties (broodcare, territory maintenance and defence). The discovery of helpers in fish offered the chance of attempting… (More)

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