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What are examples of extinction or habituation in your own thoughts or behaviors?

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What is the purpose of the betta's display behavior?

To warn intruders.

How is the betta's display behavior reinforced?

If the intruder retreats, then the display behaviors of the betta will be repeated in the future.

Make it Your Own

Obtain another male betta and put it in a glass bowl. Put this bowl next to the bowl of the fish you conducted your science experiment with. Compare the betta's display behavior to the new fish with that of its own reflection.


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