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Agonistic and reproductive interactions in Betta splendens.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6542479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reproductive and agonistic behaviors in Siamese fighting fish were investigated in eight experiments, and some consequences and determinants of these sequences were isolated. First, fights and the formation of dominance-subordinancy relations were studied. Second, it was determined that large body size as well as males' prior residency in a tank produced an agonistic advantage; the magnitude of this advantage was positively related to the duration of residency. Third, the prior-residency effect in Bettas was determined by males' familiarity with visual and/or tactile cues in their home tanks. Fourth, dominant males had greater access to living space and were more likely to display at a mirror, build nests, and approach females than were subordinates. Finally, it was discovered that chemical cues associated with presumedly inert plastic tank dividers influence Bettas' social behavior.
P M Bronstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of comparative psychology (Washington, D.C. : 1983)     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0735-7036     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comp Psychol     Publication Date:  1984 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-01-31     Completed Date:  1985-01-31     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309850     Medline TA:  J Comp Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Agonistic Behavior*
Sexual Behavior, Animal*
Social Dominance
Social Environment
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