The effect of body coloration and group size on social partner preferences in female fighting fish (Betta splendens)

@article{Blakeslee2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of body coloration and group size on social partner preferences in female fighting fish (Betta splendens)},
  author={Carrie Blakeslee and S. Mcrobert and Alexandria C. Brown and Ethan D Clotfelter},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={2009},
  volume={80},
  pages={157-161}
}
Females of the fighting fish Betta splendens have been shown to associate with other B. splendens females in a manner reminiscent of shoaling behavior. Since body coloration varies dramatically in this species, and since body coloration has been shown to affect shoalmate choice in other species of fish, we examined the influence of body coloration on association preferences in female B. splendens. In dichotomous choice tests, B. splendens females spent more time swimming near groups of females… CONTINUE READING

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