The zebrafish has become an important vertebrate model to study (developmental) neurobiology and behavior, not in the least because of recent improvements in transgenic, optogenetic and imaging techniques, and behavioral assays.
They also have a relatively simple nervous system, which makes them easy to study. In addition, because important genes are conserved in mammals, zebrafish are relevant in understanding human brain development.
In addition to neuronal development, zebrafish also prove to be a good model for the study of locomotor development. The first spontaneous movements take place as early as 17 hours post-fertilization, and swimming behavior occurs after 27 hours.
Also, the learning capabilities of zebrafish as well as their anxiety and social behavior have been well documented in research. Many paradigms used in rodent research have been successfully translated and applied to zebrafish studies.
DanioVision is the complete system designed for experiments with zebrafish larvae.
DanioScope is the premier software tool to investigate a scope of zebrafish embryo and larvae parameters.
EthoVision XT is the world's most used video tracking tool, as well as a software platform to build your set-up on.
Track3D is a video-based system for automated tracking of fish in a three-dimensional space.