Visual Reinforcement in Siamese Fighting Fish

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Science  05 Jul 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3575, pp. 55-57
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3575.55


Male Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) were conditioned to emit an instrumental response to obtain the visual image of another male of the species. The relative positive reinforcing effects of three visual stimuli capable of eliciting aggressive display were compared.