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[Zbrafish] survey question: container/condition for fish awaiting genotype results

Timothy Mason via zbrafish%40net.bio.net (by tmason from uoregon.edu)
Mon Aug 24 12:30:56 EST 2009

I'm gathering information from research labs about the types of 
containers used to hold fish awaiting genotyping results.
For example, a fish that undergoes a tail clip will necessarily need to 
wait while its genotype is determined via PCR, or, fish that are crossed 
to produce embryos used for a phenotype ID will need to wait somewhere 
while the embryos develop the phenotype.
Where do you keep the fish?
Do you use static water containers? Which manufacturer? How much water?
Do you have containers that work with your water system to provide fresh 
water to the fish while it waits for its result?

Here at the UO research facility we have developed a standard procedure 
that allows researchers to keep fish in a plastic container (ZipLoc) 
with roughly 32 US ounces (~946 ml) of static water for up to 5 days 
while it waits for its result. We are reviewing this procedure and are 
hoping to gather information about other best practices for this type of 
husbandry procedure.

Thanks, in advance, for any help you can offer.


Timothy Mason
UO Zebrafish Facility Manager
Eugene OR 97403

phone: 541-346-4598

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