Food intake rates of inactive fish are positively linked to boldness in three-spined sticklebacks
Jolles, J. W.
Boogert, N. J.
Food intake rates at rest link to boldness
Journal of Fish Biology
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Jolles, J. W., Manica, A., & Boogert, N. J. (2016). Food intake rates of inactive fish are positively linked to boldness in three-spined sticklebacks. Journal of Fish Biology https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/252905
To investigate the link between personality and maximum food intake of inactive individuals, food-deprived three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus at rest in their home compartments were provided with ad libitum food items. Bolder individuals ate considerably more than shyer individuals, even after accounting for body size, while sociability did not have an effect. These findings support pace-of-life theory predicting life history strategies are linked to boldness.
animal personality, body size, energy, foraging, metabolism, pace-of-life
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