[Zbrafish] Re: Swarming zebrafish embryo parasites

Serena via zbrafish%40net.bio.net (by mena22787 from excite.com)
Tue Aug 12 08:15:12 EST 2008


On Jul 31, 9:16 pm, RachelRay... from gmail.com wrote:
> While performing maintenance on a clutch of 48 hour zebrafish embryos,
> I came across one with a swarm of parasites within its chorion.  All
> the other embryos in the clutch were fine.  I examined the embryo 5
> hours later and it was almost completely devoured.  I assume that this
> is a parasite that the mother passed on?  Unfortunately, the cross was
> albino stock and the individual fish was put back into a group tank
> after breeding.  What were those things and what action if any needs
> to be taken?
>
> If anyone would like a picture or video of the embryo I’d be happy to
> send one in hopes of identifying the parasite.

Would you mind sending me a photo also?  I'm rather curious to see
what these embryos look like...Thanks!



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