Male cleaner fish will punish females when the females misbehave at mealtimes, a new study finds. Here, the cleaner fish Labroides dimidiatus cleans the larger N. nigrosis. Credit: Richard Smith.via live science |link|
Males of a certain fish species will punish females when they misbehave while eating, a new study finds. “While the cleaner fish’s “clients” are happy to have their bodies tidied of parasites, they become irritated if the cleaners take a bite out of their mucous tissue, and may even swim away”.
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