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A bioenergetic model for zebrafish Danio rerio (Hamilton)

C. J. Chizinski, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
B. Sharma, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Kevin L. Pope, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
R. Patinos, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Document Type Article

Published in Journal of Fish Biology (2008) 73, 35–43.


A bioenergetics model was developed from observed consumption, respiration and growth rates for zebrafish Danio rerio across a range (18–32° C) of water temperatures, and evaluated with a 50 day laboratory trial at 28° C. No significant bias in variable estimates was found during the validation trial; namely, predicted zebrafish mass generally agreed with observed mass.