IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

A low-cost method of rearing multiple batches of fish
Wedekind, C.; Muller, R.; Steffen, A.; Eggler, R. (2001). A low-cost method of rearing multiple batches of fish. Aquaculture 192: 31-37
In: Aquaculture. Elsevier: Amsterdam; London; New York; Oxford; Tokyo. ISSN 0044-8486, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in  Authors 

Keyword
    Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Wedekind, C.
  • Muller, R.
  • Steffen, A.
  • Eggler, R.

Abstract
    Experimental studies based on inferential statistics typically require the rearing of many batches of eggs or fish separately. If this is done with conventional fish rearing methods, the need for laboratory space and equipment are normally very high. This may prevent many researchers from experimentally approaching problems in fish genetics or ecology, especially if treatment differences are expected to be small. We have developed and successfully tested a new procedure with Coregonus sp. fry. Eggs were hatched in Petri dishes kept at 6°C. Yolk-sac fry were reared in a hanging bag system at 15°C with continuous water exchange. We estimate that our new fry-rearing method reduces space needs, infrastructure and material costs by a factor of 10 or more, while being comparable to previously described methods with respect to animal welfare requirements and the experimenter's working time.

All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Authors