A Low Cost, Stand-Alone, Cold Water Aquatic Animal Research Housing SystemFrank J Zadlock IV1, Jianjun Feng1, Henri Estanbouli1, Maria Bender1 and Ziping Zhang2*
- Corresponding Author:
- Ziping Zhang
Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY 12043, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 14, 2014; Accepted date: June 17, 2014; Published date: June 25, 2014
Citation: Zadlock FJ, Feng J, Estanbouli H, Bender M, Zhang Z (2014) A Low Cost, Stand-Alone, Cold Water Aquatic Animal Research Housing System. Fish Aquac J 5:095. doi:10.4172/ 2150-3508.100095
Copyright: © 2014 Zhang Z, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Currently, there are a few low-cost set-up aquatic research animal housing system constructions out in publication and they are only suitable for warm water animals but not for cold water animals. We have constructed the first novel cold water stand-alone aquatic animal research housing system that can be used to rear small fish species and embryos with temperature requirements ranging from below room temperature to -5°C. The advantages of this system are that it is less expensive option compared to commercial vendors and is easy to assembly. Our twenty four tank cold water system can simply be modified to accommodate warm water animal research as well, making this system extremely versatile as compared to others of its kind.