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All cases of same species grooming I know of involve animals with a certain amount of dexterity. For example (images from wikipedia): Macaw beaks:                              Primate fingers: ...


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Be glad to answer your questions. fish also sounds. The difference is that they are put in different positions by the body to sound.The sound of fish is about 20HZ. Difficult to discern the human ear. But you can rely on instruments to imitate and perceived. Of course, some fish also relies purely on action to exchange summarize a sound.Some fish by ...


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Perhaps it has something to do with fish slime coats. Fish are covered in a thin layer of mucus which helps with immune system function, etc. According to these guys at least, who admittedly are not exactly a scientific authority. Perhaps grooming as a social behavior would disturb the slime coat more often than it would help remove parasites? Or it's ...


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Something from my imagination: Probably the first fishes were of small size with some of them evolving to be big. The variation in the sizes of the fishes is larger compared to the variation in the sizes of mammals(picture elephants and rats with whales and tiny fish). That being said, if you'd have bank of small fish staying in one place and all grooming ...



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