The fish species required, and its compatibility with the research project, should be carefully considered, especially if the studies are comparative. Published literature must be consulted. Species that are novel to the facility (e.g. Medaka) may require specific housing needs, which need to be understood.
This section will be used to publish resources for fish researchers and animal care staff.
- Crim & Lawrence (2020) A fish is not a mouse: understanding differences in background genetics is critical for reproducibility. Lab Animal, 50: 19-25.
- RSPCA Guidance on the Housing and Care of Zebrafish (Danio rerio)
- Triki & Bshary (2019) Long-term memory retention in a wild fish species Labroides dimidiatus eleven months after an aversive event. Ethology, 126(3): 372-376.
- Félix et al (2019) Review on the use of zebrafish embryos to study the effects of anesthetics during early development. Critical Reviews in Toxicology, 49(4): 357-370.
- Grimholt et al (2009) A review of the need and possible uses for genetically standardized Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in research. Laboratory Animals, 43(2): 121-126.
Please also see this section on Behaviour in the part of this website about fish.