The Poecilia reticulate Attraction and Interaction to Color

Jasmine Pittman, Falicity Santos, Madeline Sloniker, Jake Kline


The Poecilia reticulate or guppy is an animal that many scientist study. They are easy to observe and take care of, so they can be used for multiple different types of experiments. These experiments can involve things like mating behavior, species behavior, and experiments to do with population, etc. In our experiment we decided to test the attraction of male guppies to different colors of guppies. We did this by using 3D models of guppies and observing how the male guppies interact with them. We watched and observed different male guppies with at least two different colored models. The brighter colored models got more attention than the dimmer colored models. We did not get as much data as we wanted to because most of the guppies were not very interactive with either model. We decided to test the guppies attraction to color because color can play an important role in our different organisms interact and behave in their environment.

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