1993 Phylogenetic Relationships and Evolutionary Processes in East African Cichlid
Distance-to-cover and the escape decisions of an African cichlid
fish, Melanochromis chipokae.
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): While experimenting with African cichlid
fish, Stanford biologists discovered that when a female shows a preference for a particular male, but then witnesses him losing a fight with another male, her feelings toward him change.
Sebastian Baldauf from the University of Bonn, Germany, worked with a team of researchers to study the effects of female ornamentation in the African cichlid
fish Pelvicachromis taeniatus.
Desjardins and coauthor Russell Fernald, professor of biology, arrived at their conclusion by comparing the behavior and brain activity of male African cichlid
fish during and after one-on-one encounters with either a mirror or other another male of about the same size.