PUBLICATION

Aquaculture, husbandry, and shipping at the Zebrafish International Resource Center

Authors
Varga, Z.M.
ID
ZDB-PUB-160725-11
Date
2016
Source
Methods in cell biology   135: 509-34 (Chapter)
Registered Authors
Varga, Zoltan M.
Keywords
Artemia, Danio rerio, Facility, Feeding, Food, Method, Packaging, Paramecia, Protocol, Rearing, Shipment
MeSH Terms
  • Animal Husbandry/methods*
  • Animals
  • Aquaculture/methods*
  • Breeding/methods*
  • Laboratory Animal Science/methods
  • Larva/growth & development
  • Water
  • Zebrafish/genetics
  • Zebrafish/growth & development*
PubMed
27443942 Full text @ Meth. Cell. Biol.
Abstract
This chapter provides an overview of the Zebrafish International Resource Center (ZIRC) aquaculture systems, husbandry, and live fish shipping methods. The ZIRC has a recirculating water system with mechanical and biological filtration in its main fish facility, and a flow-through water system for its quarantine room. I describe basic husbandry methods for breeding, rearing larvae, feeding and shipping of fish. Whereas the procedures presented here are merely an overview and only the most essential methods are included, they offer starting points to set up, develop, refine, or troubleshoot methods in other fish facilities.
Genes / Markers
Figures
Expression
Phenotype
Mutation and Transgenics
Human Disease / Model Data
Sequence Targeting Reagents
Fish
Antibodies
Orthology
Engineered Foreign Genes
Mapping
Errata and Notes