IUBio Biosequences .. Software .. Molbio soft .. Network News .. FTP

breeding succes

Leo van der Ven leoven at knoware.nl
Thu Jun 10 16:26:23 EST 1999

Hi, I am new in zfish world. In our lab we test endocrine disruptors in
I was amazed about the low breeding success.
One breeding unit (1f+2m) produces 200-700 eggs.
fertilized         90%
hatching         60%
survival >4w    60%
full-grown        90%

final success: <30%

Also, juveniles develop unequal, from early on there is a wide variability
in sizes.
Is this normal in zfish breeding or should we adjust our methods?

thanks, Leo

More information about the Zbrafish mailing list

Send comments to us at biosci-help [At] net.bio.net