14 Feb 2014

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Monogamy: A mating system where partners live and exclusively mate with only each other.  These pair bonds can be transitory, just for a single breeding season, extend for several years or even a lifetime.  Fish that form strong pair bonds include: American freshwater catfish, some cichlids, and many butterflyfish.  The Four-Eyed Butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus) is one such fish that mates for life – very rare in the fish world.

Four-eye butterfly fish mate for life

Four-eye butterfly fish mate for life



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