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Agonistic and reproductive interactions in Betta splendens.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6542479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aggression*
Agonistic Behavior*
Animals
Arousal
Fishes
Humans
Male
Sexual Behavior, Animal*
Social Dominance
Social Environment
Territoriality
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
MH 38792-01/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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