Food-anticipatory Activity as a Cue for Local Enhancement in Golden Shiners (Pisces: Cyprinidae, Notemigonus crysoleucas)

@article{Reebs2010FoodanticipatoryAA,
  title={Food-anticipatory Activity as a Cue for Local Enhancement in Golden Shiners (Pisces: Cyprinidae, Notemigonus crysoleucas)},
  author={St{\'e}phan G. Reebs and Bruno Y. Gallant},
  journal={Ethology},
  year={2010},
  volume={103},
  pages={1060-1069}
}
The goal of this study was to test whether food-anticipatory activity, which is more subtle than feeding activity, can be used as a cue for local enhancement by fish. Golden shiners, Notemigonus crysoleucas, were offered a choice between spending time near a shoal of conspecifics normally fed at that time of day or a shoal normally fed at another time. Despite the fact that no food was delivered during the tests, the shoal that was normally fed at that time had more fish moving and more fish… 
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