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Re: NFC: Re: Fishy Behaviour

One notion I haven't noticed here is the competitive advantage of eating
every egg possible.

In addition to extra nutrition, the eggs are highly unlikely to be from the
one doing the eating, if the fish are not highly territorial in the first

Brood-guarding fish like Cichlids and Bettas often eat their own spawns when
conditions are bad, to conserve the energy. Egg scatterers, like tetras,
reduce competition for their own genes by always eating others' eggs.


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Ty_Hall at eFunds_Com>
> To: <nfc at actwin_com>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 12:51 PM
> Subject: NFC: Fishy Behaviour
> > I am curious, why do some fish eat their own eggs? This would seem to be
> > detrimental to the survival of their species and thus, I would expect it
> to
> > be more of a rare occurance then it is.
> >
> > Ty
> >

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