The journal “Zebrafish” has published an interested how-to article with very practical applications for researchers getting their feet wet using zebrafish as a model organism. The article is titled “Modular, Easy-To-Assemble, Low-Cost Zebrafish Facility”, by Kim et al. (Zebrafish. 2009 September; 6(3): 269–274).
TheThe PubMed entry for this article includes the following abstract from the authors:
“We have constructed a standalone, modular, low-cost water recirculation zebrafish facility in our laboratory. This is easy to maintain and will take only approximately $500 and a half a day to build an 80-tank module. The system described here will be useful to even investigators who are new to zebrafish aquaculture.”
Having worked in a zebrafish facility that started out with, literally, 20 fish or so, I’m excited this article was published. Researchers who want to built their own zebrafish facility shouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel.
Find the article directly from the publisher here. Or through pubmed: PMID 19694524