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The Complete and Updated "Rotifer Polyculture Method" for Rearing First Feeding Zebrafish
 

The Complete and Updated "Rotifer Polyculture Method" for Rearing First Feeding Zebrafish

Article DOI: 10.3791/53629
January 17th, 2016

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Summary January 17th, 2016

Larval zebrafish are adapted to feed on zooplankton. It is possible to capitalize on this natural feature in the laboratory by growing first feeding fish together in the same system with live saltwater rotifers. This "polyculture" strategy promotes high growth and survival with minimal labor and disturbance to the larvae.

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