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Chapter 12 - Challenges in keeping annual killifish

Authors

REICHARD Martin BLAŽEK Radim DYKOVÁ Iva ŽÁK Jakub POLAČIK Matej

Year of publication 2021
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Description Turquoise killifish, Nothobranchius furzeri, is a naturally short-lived fish with applications across biomedical, ecotoxicological, and evolutionary research. In this chapter, we describe the challenges for their captive breeding and discuss current approaches to mitigate them. We first present the availability of different strains of N. furzeri (and of other Nothobranchius species) for experimental work and outline their differences. We then provide updates on the existing laboratory maintenance and breeding protocols, describe the course, peculiarities, and potential pitfalls of N. furzeri embryo development, summarize the current stage of approach to diet standardization, and define major health issues associated with keeping N. furzeri and other Nothobranchius species.

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