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What to choose when the best preference is not available: does the Nile tilapia follow a linear sequence of preferences?

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Maia, C. M. [1] ; Volpato, G. L. [1]
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, UNESP, Dept Physiol, IB, Rua Melvin Jones 105, BR-18608110 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY; v. 307, n. 4, p. 274-281, APR 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0

Preference tests have been applied to detect better welfare conditions for the animals. Among these tests, the available choice options are variable and thus, the best preferences may not be included. Considering welfare purposes, it is relevant to know whether the animal would select a second option as a preference in this situation, which could be offered when the best preferences are not available. Here, we evaluate whether Nile tilapia fish (Oreochromis niloticus) follow a linear sequence of preference responses when selecting background colors. We found that when a fish's most preferred option was unavailable, this animal selected less intensely one of the remaining options as a new preference. However, surprisingly, the new preference was not predominantly the previously second selected option. Such a finding could not be explained in terms of intensity of the responses when the mostly preferred option was available or not. These data corroborate that changing the scenario where the preference is being tested affects animal decision for the remaining available options. That is, the environmental context is important for the fish to evaluate their preferred options. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 10/02953-7 - Diferenciação entre escolha e preferência em peixes: uma abordagem para o bem estar
Beneficiário:Caroline Marques Maia
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado