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Fish use ugly friends to seem more attractive

guppies fish ugly attractive clelia gasparini

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

An article published Wednesday by Britain's Royal Society says that male guppies prefer to associate with their drab-colored counterparts when females are around.

"Males actively choose the social context that maximizes their relative attractiveness," the article said. Lead author Clelia Gasparini was blunt: "If you are surrounded by ugly friends, you look better."

http://www.telegraph...attractive.html

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:57 PM

:w00t:

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

hmmm.... I wonder if there are any trolls left in the woods ... needs to befriend a few ... soon.
Too late, Happy Valentines all ... :passifier:

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

That sounds like something people would do. :yes:


#5    WhyDontYouBeliEveMe

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

mwuahahah i know exacly who is doing this kind of thing :D





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