Female Fish Attracted to Well-Fed Mates
Posted by Melody on 2012/1/21 1:11:33
I've heard that the way to a male's heart is through his stomach, but not that the way to a female's heart is through the guy's stomach. ;) Apparently that's the case with Gambusia affinis, however.
"Female mosquitofish prefer mates that had a steady nutritional upbringing over those that suffered a poor start in life with a restricted diet, even though the male fish are physically similar in adulthood, a new study shows."http://www.livescience.com/17950-fema ... -attracted-fed-mates.html
This could be another point in favor of knowing where a fish came from and/or the breeder's reputation for quality fish care.
I wonder if it's a simple case of healthy growth producing a stronger adult male overall, which in turn is more attractive?
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