Consistent behavioural traits and behavioural syndromes in pairs of the false clown anemonefish Amphiprion ocellaris
Wong, M.Y.L.; Medina, A.; Uppaluri, C.; Arnold, S.; Seymour, J.R.; Buston, P.M.
Journal of Fish Biology 83(1): 207-213
Using the social clown anemonefish Amphiprion ocellaris, whether individuals exhibited consistency in activity levels, boldness and sociability in a paired context, and whether these three behavioural traits were positively correlated within a single behavioural syndrome, was investigated. The results highlight that consistent individual differences in behaviour are expressed in a social fish and suggest that consistent behavioural traits and behavioural syndromes could influence the structure and functioning of their societies.