Table 1

Protocols to measure behaviour in adult zebrafish.

Stage

Behaviour

Paradigm

Reference


Adult

Aggression

Live observation of two fish

[29,37,39,40,45]

Adult

Aggression

Mirror image test

[6]

Adult

Aggression

Pigment response

[6]

Adult

Aggression

Startle reaction

[85]

Adult

Alarm reaction

Response to alarm substance

[26,52,86]

Adult

Antipredation

Predator stimulation

[87]

Adult

Anxiety

Exit latency test

[51]

Adult

Anxiety

Group preference

[6]

Adult

Anxiety

Light/Dark preference

[48,88]

Adult

Anxiety

Locomotory activity

[6]

Adult

Anxiety

Place preference / Thigmotaxis

[13,34,49,51]

Adult

Anxiety

Tank diving test

[50,53,55]

Adult

Anxiety

Time in enriched T-maze chamber

[89]

Adult

Audition

Response to startling noise

[64]

Adult

Courtship

Observation of courtship postures

[82]

Adult

Lateralisation

Interaction with object

[41,77]

Adult

Locomotion

Mean velocity

[90]

Adult

Locomotion

Number of lines crossed

[36,81,87]

Adult

Locomotion

Total distance moved / Videotracking

[80,81,90]

Adult

Locomotion

Turning angle

[90]

Adult

Mate choice

Video-stimulus technique

[91]

Adult

Learning / memory

Active avoidance conditioning

[27,28,92,93]

Adult

Learning / memory

Delayed spatial alternation

[35]

Adult

Learning / memory

Learned alarm reactions

[86]

Adult

Learning / memory

Spatial alternation, learning and memory

[31,32,54,94]

Adult

Learning / memory

T-maze

[8,13,33,89]

Adult

Learning / memory

Visual discrimination learning

[29]

Adult

Olfaction

Response to amino acids

[75]

Adult

Reward

Conditioned place preference

[6-9,13]

Adult

Reward

Presence of Conspecific

[11]

Adult

Sleep

Locomotor inhibition

[61]

Adult

Sleep

Monitoring sleep postures

[57,58,63]

Adult

Sleep

Pigment response

[61]

Adult

Social preference

Area occupied

[85]

Adult

Social preference

Group preference

[6]

Adult

Social preference

Nearest neighbour distance

[85]

Adult

Social preference

Shoaling

[3,78,87]

Adult

Vision

Optokinetic response

[76]


Norton and Bally-Cuif BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:90   doi:10.1186/1471-2202-11-90

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