ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-160725-11
Aquaculture, husbandry, and shipping at the Zebrafish International Resource Center
Varga, Z.M.
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.
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.