Female Fish Abandoned By Males To Raise Offspring On Own

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Female Fish Abandoned By Males To Raise Offspring On Own

Post by Lisachromis » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:28 am

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/19 ... =r_science
Conducted by an international team of researchers that included two biologists from Monash University, and published in the journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, new research has shown that male cichlid fish have a propensity to desert their mates, leaving them to then look after the young as single parents.

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Re: Female Fish Abandoned By Males To Raise Offspring On Own

Post by Dan Woodland » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:46 am

This is fairly common in Cichlids. My first experiences were that male H. tomasopoensis and H. labridens will run at the first sign of danger leaving the females and youngins to fend for themselves.

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