FIGURE 15.7. A zebrafish diving response test used to measure fear—stress response—to a novel environment.

FIGURE 15.7

A zebrafish diving response test used to measure fear—stress response—to a novel environment. The top inset shows an array of tanks used to study the novelty-induced diving response in the zebrafish. In the study, fish are individually introduced into a tank and a digital tracking system is used to measure the duration of bottom dwelling. The graph shows results of a study examining the acute nicotine effect on the diving response [80]. Immersion in 50 mg/L of nicotine for 3 min significantly (p < .05) reduced bottom-dwelling time in the first minute, and 100 mg/L significantly reduced bottom-dwelling throughout the test (p-values ranging from 0.05 to 0.0001).

From: Chapter 15, Behavioral Neuroscience of Zebrafish

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