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Development of social behaviour in young zebrafish

Dreosti, E; Lopes, G; Kampff, AR; Wilson, SW; (2015) Development of social behaviour in young zebrafish. Frontiers in Neural Circuits , 9 , Article 39. 10.3389/fncir.2015.00039. Green open access

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Abstract

Adult zebrafish are robustly social animals whereas larva is not. We designed an assay to determine at what stage of development zebrafish begin to interact with and prefer other fish. One week old zebrafish do not show significant social preference whereas most 3 weeks old zebrafish strongly prefer to remain in a compartment where they can view conspecifics. However, for some individuals, the presence of conspecifics drives avoidance instead of attraction. Social preference is dependent on vision and requires viewing fish of a similar age/size. In addition, over the same 1-3 weeks period larval zebrafish increasingly tend to coordinate their movements, a simple form of social interaction. Finally, social preference and coupled interactions are differentially modified by an NMDAR antagonist and acute exposure to ethanol, both of which are known to alter social behavior in adult zebrafish.

Type: Article
Title: Development of social behaviour in young zebrafish
Location: Switzerland
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3389/fncir.2015.00039
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fncir.2015.00039
Language: English
Additional information: © 2015 Dreosti, Lopes, Kampff and Wilson. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Keywords: NMDA receptors, ethanol, social behavior, visual behavior, zebrafish model system
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1471161
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