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Measuring exploration in adult zebrafish

Measuring exploration in adult zebrafish

Can also be used to reveal other conditions, for example stress or anxiety. More information on ZF-HEALTH.


  • Various aquarium (classical aquarium, labyrinthe, place preference) in plexiglass
  • Tracking system (Viewpoint)
  • Adult zebrafish


  • Start of experiments : Afternoon
  • Duration:time needed to fully explore the tank
  • Habituation : 30min
  • Temperature of water : 28°C
  • Temperature of room : 22°C
  • Lighting : Infrared light below T-shaped


  • Age of fish : from 3 months onwards
  • Strain : all
  • Size of group : 15 fish per genotype
  • Drug exposure : possible, for various times and concentrations
  • Drug administration by injection : possible


We can measure the time needed to explore within one body-length of each arm of the maze, the time in immobility ans the swim’s speed.


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