Who follows whom? Shoaling preferences and social learning of foraging information in guppies

  title={Who follows whom? Shoaling preferences and social learning of foraging information in guppies},
  author={Robert F. Lachlan and Lucy Crooks and Kevin N. Laland},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Preferences of fish for different types of shoals may influence the transmission of novel information through them. We investigated the factors influencing the preferences of guppies, Poecilia reticulata, for different shoals in order to shed some light on how information transmission occurs. Adult subjects were given a choice between swimming with two diverging shoals of conspecifics that differed with respect to key characteristics. In six choice experiments, subjects discriminated between… 

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