Light this Guppy Up: The Effect of Light Intensity on Mating Behaviors of Poecilia Reticulata

Lauren Anderson, McKenzie Boyd, Moraad Bilbiesi, Shauni Windle


The male Poecilia Reticulata showcases many different types of behaviors when finding a potential mate. Factors involving the appearance of potential mates can affect these behaviors. Such factors can include light intensity. We hypothesized that decreased light intensity around the tank will increase the frequency of the Poecilia Reticulata’s mating tendencies.

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