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Influence of familiarity on shoaling behaviour in Texas and blacktail shiners

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The Texas shiner Notropis amabilis and the blacktail shiner Cyprinella venusta demonstrated statistically significant preferences for the side of the tank holding their familiar shoalmates, and significantly stronger shoaling behaviour with their familiar shoalmates, than with unfamiliar fish.

Keywords: Cyprinella venusta; Notropis amabilis; familiarity; schooling behaviour; shoaling behaviour

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Biology, Trinity University, 715 Stadium Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78 212-7200, U.S.A.

Publication date: 2004-03-01

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