Female choice in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata): the interaction between male color and display

@article{KodricBrown2001FemaleCI,
  title={Female choice in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata): the interaction between male color and display},
  author={Astrid Kodric-Brown and Paul F. Nicoletto},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={50},
  pages={346-351}
}
The effect of two components of male courtship, color and display behavior, on female choice of mates was investigated in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Computer-modified videos were constructed to determine the relative importance of a static trait, the presence or absence of carotenoid pigment (C and NC), and a dynamic trait, high and low display rate (HD and LD), on female response. Females were given a choice between all combinations of male display and color in a binary choice design… CONTINUE READING