Pairs of cooperating cleaner fish provide better service quality than singletons

@article{Bshary2008PairsOC,
  title={Pairs of cooperating cleaner fish provide better service quality than singletons},
  author={Redouan Bshary and Alexandra S Grutter and Astrid S. T. Willener and Olof Leimar},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={455},
  pages={964-966}
}
Service providers may vary service quality depending on whether they work alone or provide the service simultaneously with a partner. The latter case resembles a prisoner’s dilemma, in which one provider may try to reap the benefits of the interaction without providing the service. Here we present a game-theory model based on the marginal value theorem, which predicts that as long as the client determines the duration, and the providers cooperate towards mutual gain, service quality will… CONTINUE READING