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Long-term Behavioral Tracking of Freely Swimming Weakly Electric Fish
 

Long-term Behavioral Tracking of Freely Swimming Weakly Electric Fish

Article DOI: 10.3791/50962
March 6th, 2014

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Summary March 6th, 2014

We describe a set of techniques for studying spontaneous behavior of freely swimming weakly electric fish over an extended period of time, by synchronously measuring the animal's electric organ discharge timing, body position and posture both accurately and reliably in a specially designed aquarium tank inside a sensory isolation chamber.

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