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Zebrafish Services

Zebrafish offer several benefits to researchers.  External fertilization, small size, rapid development, high fecundity (100-200 viable embryos per female per week), and optical transparency of embryos are some of the many advantages that allow for high-throughput, non-invasive in vivo observation and imaging during studies.

Two levels of Zebrafish services can be provided:

Standard Husbandry:

  • Feeding fish 2X daily
  • Daily health checks
  • Daily hatching of brine shrimp
  • Weekly Decapsulation of brine shrimp
  • Water quality testing
  • Cleaning of room and tanks
  • RO system maintenance
  • Filter (carbon and mechanical) and rack maintenance
  • Preparation of powdered diets (through all stages of development)

Colony Management Service:

  • Breeding and collecting embryos – includes culling unfertilized embryos
  • Preparing and shipping clutch’s of embryos
  • Line maintenance (similar to mouse breeding services)
  • Euthanasia
  • Quarantine of incoming lines
  • Other services per request (fin clip, IVF, bleaching embryos, etc.)

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