+ Site Statistics
References:
54,258,434
Abstracts:
29,560,870
PMIDs:
28,072,757
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Young convict cichlids use visual information to update olfactory homing cues



Young convict cichlids use visual information to update olfactory homing cues



Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63(3): 443-449



In this study, we tested the tendency of young cichlids to orient towards their parents using chemical cues. Convict cichlids have biparental defence of their free-swimming young. If young become separated from their family they must rejoin their family within minutes to have any chance of survival. Here, we used a dichotomous Y-maze to test if displaced convict cichlid young can use chemical cues to orient to their family. First, we showed that young preferentially orient toward water taken from their home tank versus blank water taken from a tank that contained no fish. Second, we showed that young prefer home tank water to water from a tank containing another family of convict cichlids. In a third experiment, we placed young convict cichlids in a small aquarium inserted within a larger aquarium. The large aquarium contained either their parents or no fish. The small insert aquarium contained blank water from a tank that had never contained fish. After 20 min in the insert tank, young convict cichlids were placed in the Y-maze and given a choice between either their home tank water or water from the insert tank. Convict cichlids that did not see their parents during the 20-min conditioning period oriented strongly toward chemical cues of their home tank water. Young that saw their parents during the 20-min conditioning period oriented strongly toward the chemical cues of the insert tank. These data indicate that young convict cichlids use visual cues to learn and reset the smell of "home" in less than 20 min.

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 037488224

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

DOI: 10.1007/s00265-008-0678-1


Related references

Young Convict Cchlids Use Visual Information to Update Olfactory Homing Cues. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63(3): 443-449, 2009

Can convict Cichlids (Amatitlania siquia) socially learn the degree of predation risk associated with novel visual cues in their environment?. Plos One 8(9): E75858, 2014

Behavior of male Kenyi Cichlids, Pseudotropheus lombardoi, in response to visual and olfactory cues from females. BIOS 76(2): 77-83, 2005

Research Article: Behavior of male Kenyi Cichlids, Pseudotropheus lombardoi, in response to visual and olfactory cues from females. Bios 76(2): 77-83, 2005

Proximal cues for nocturnal egg care in convict cichlids cichlasoma nigrofasciatum. Animal Behaviour 43(2): 209-214, 1992

Olfactory and/or visual cues for spatial navigation through ontogeny: olfactory cues enable the use of visual cues. Behavioral Neuroscience 117(3): 412-425, 2003

The response of convict cichlids to chemical alarm cues: an integrated study of behaviour, growth and reproduction. Annales Zoologici Fennici 42(5): 485-495, 2005

Production of chemical alarm cues in convict cichlids: the effects of diet, body condition and ontogeny. Annales Zoologici Fennici 41(3): 487-499, 2004

The influence of chemical cues on the territorial prior residence effect in convict cichlids cichlasoma nigrofasciatum. Aggressive Behavior 11(3): 207-216, 1985

Quality or quantity? The role of donor condition in the production of chemical alarm cues in juvenile convict cichlids. Behaviour ober; 141(10): 1235-1248, 2004

Quality or Quantity? The Role of Donor Condition in the Production of Chemical Alarm Cues in Juvenile Convict Cichlids. Behaviour 141(10): 1235-1248, 2004

Effects of group size on the threat-sensitive response to varying concentrations of chemical alarm cues by juvenile convict cichlids. Canadian Journal of Zoology uary; 84(1): 1-8, 2006

Antipredator behaviour and suppressed aggression by convict cichlids in response to injury-released chemical cues of conspecifics but not to those of an allopatric heterospecific. Ethology. 103(4): 283-291, 1997

Disturbance cues in freshwater prey fishes do juvenile convict cichlids and rainbow trout respond to ammonium as an early warning signal?. Chemoecology: 4, 255-261, 2008

Disturbance cues in freshwater prey fishes: do juvenile convict cichlids and rainbow trout respond to ammonium as an early warning signal?. Chemoecology 18(4): 255-261, 2008