Monday, May 01, 2006

Imperfect males might get a date

If they're looking for older female fish, that is.

Biologist Molly Morris found that older female swordtails prefer less than perfect mates, unlike their younger female relatives who keep looking for Mr. Perfect with the same number of stripes on each side.

Perhaps the older females have learned their lesson and look for more important qualities like emotional availability.

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