ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-130220-14
Aspects of larval rearing
Wilson, C.
Date: 2012
Source: ILAR journal 53(2): 169-178 (Review)
Registered Authors: Wilson, Carole
Keywords: Danio rerio, fry, husbandry, larval rearing, zebrafish
MeSH Terms:
  • Animal Husbandry/methods*
  • Animals
  • Larva*
  • Zebrafish
PubMed: 23382348 Full text @ ILAR (Institute for Laboratory Animal Research)

Fish—and zebrafish (Danio rerio) in particular—are now the second-most used biomedical model in the United Kingdom. The use of fish in research rose by 23% in 2011, primarily reflecting a rise in the use of zebrafish. Despite the increasing importance of zebrafish as a biomedical model system, there are currently no legislative guidelines or requirements for larval husbandry in the United Kingdom, the European Union, or the United States. This has led to a variety of procedures and methods being developed for larval rearing, many of which are not derived from peer-reviewed protocols. This article reviews published work relating to larval rearing and some unpublished protocols to establish optimized and standardized husbandry procedures.