Vivid colors have evolved in many animal species as signal of quality to attract female partners. In sailfin tetra, conspicuous males are also under high risk of predation. In response, they rely on cautious strategies and better spatial cognition skills.
📄 Pinto et al (2021) Attractive males are cautious and better learners in the sailfin tetra. Animal Behaviour 172:103–111

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@fxdm Just wanted to say, big fan of the researches you post, thanks!

@arteteco thanks! That means a lot to me. Scientists are far less numerous on mastodon than on Tw...r. I sometimes have the feeling that I am blowing in the wind.

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