Fish have complex personalities and some are braver than others, study finds - VeggieBoards

Forum Jump: 
  • 1 Post By Jamie in Chile
Thread Tools
#1 Old 09-24-2017, 09:17 PM
Super Moderator
Werewolf Girl's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 16,493
Fish have complex personalities and some are braver than others, study finds

Fish appear to be individuals with complex personalities, according to new research.

Researchers tested the idea that Trinidadian guppies all had a fairly standard response to potential dangers.

The theory went that they had a “simple spectrum” of reactions to danger – some things were more frightening than others but the fish basically all responded in the same way.

However, when confronted by a new situation or a potential predator, such as a model of a heron in laboratory tests, the guppies proved they were all individuals. Some were, essentially, braver than others.
Read the rest here:

Fish are friends, not food.

"If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others... why wouldn't we?" - Edgars Mission
Werewolf Girl is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 Old 09-25-2017, 08:13 AM
Veggie Regular
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 402
Years ago, I was snorkelling and there were huge schools of fish and I found that as I moved a hand towards them they would all move away in an exact uniform way to the point where the school of fish would form almost precise geometric shapes, it was very interesting. That to me suggested quite a lack of individual personalities in those particular fish - (although it's possible that they respond to nearby fishes responses rather than directly to my stimuli).
Jamie in Chile is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VeggieBoards forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off