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Fish Have Separation Issues Too



Being separated from "friends" can be a stressful experience for some coral reef fish, a new study has found.  It can  even cause them to lose weight. James Cook University in north Queensland studied blue-green damselfish from the Great Barrier Reef, isolating some while allowing others to remain in their shoals. Damselfish are social creatures living in groups  according to an article by the ABC New, that could number anywhere from a handful to 1,000 fish. They really rely on their buddies to help them out with all sorts of important things like finding food and protecting themselves from predators. 

So fish are like people, they need social interaction otherwise they get stressed, don't eat and rely on their buddies to help them out.

Comments and picture by Mary Sue Rogers

 

Posted On : 23-09-16

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