[Zbrafish] UCSF Mission Bay - Guo Lab

Lawrence, Christian via zbrafish%40net.bio.net (by Christian.Lawrence from childrens.harvard.edu)
Thu Apr 10 11:57:35 EST 2008

No need for hormone treatments!  There is much, much more to zebrafish
reproduction than good water quality and putting a male and female
together (as many would you have believe).  Getting these fish to spawn
isn't rocket science, but it does take careful consideration of a few
key biological and behavioral attributes of the animal to be able to
work through the occasional lulls in production.
I would first check out the archives of this list as your question is
probably to most common one posted to it.  Many of the responses contain
some good anecdotal information that will be helpful to you.   If you
have further questions, get in touch with me directly and I will be glad
to assist you.
Christian Lawrence 
Children's Hospital Boston 
Enders/ ARCH/Aquatics 
320 Longwood Avenue       
Boston, MA 02115 
Tel: 617.919.2738 
christian.lawrence from childrens.harvard.edu 



From: zbrafish-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu
[mailto:zbrafish-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Hadie
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 4:43 PM
To: zbrafish from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: [Zbrafish] UCSF Mission Bay - Guo Lab

Good afternoon,

I was wondering if you had any suggestions, or methods that will get
zebrafish to mate more. I have already placed my zebrafish in the best
environmental conditions, but they just don't seem to mate. So I was
wondering if there were any hormonal treatment methods that can be used
to influence the zebrafish to mate more?

Thank you,

Hadie Khodabakhsh 

(In case you are wondering, I am a research associate at the zebrafish
lab of Dr. Guo at UCSF Mission Bay)

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