Skretting is sponsoring the Spring 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Zebrafish Meeting April 11 2016

Attend the Spring 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Zebrafish Meeting, held at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, in Philadelphia, PA.

The meeting will take place on Friday, April 29th, in the Glen Gaulton Auditorium (formerly BRB auditorium) and Atrium of BRB II/III (

The tentative schedule for the meeting is:
12:15-1:00pm Registration & Vendor Exhibition, bagels & fruit
1:00-1:20pm Poster Blitz
1:30-3:00pm Oral Presentations 1
3:00-4:30pm Poster session & Vendor Exhibition, coffee & cookies
4:30-6:00pm Oral Presentations 2
6:00-7:30pm Dinner

Fill out the form to register:



May 24-26, 2016

Hosted By: Gadsden State Community College (GSCC) and

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Who:  The Zebrafish Husbandry Education Team.  This team includes over 30 world experts in zebrafish husbandry, aquaculture, laboratory animal care, and education. 

What:  Three full days of zebrafish husbandry experiences.  Topics include: Water Quality, Live Feeds, Spawning, Larviculture, Systems Maintenance and Troubleshooting, and Colony Health Management. Small group instruction and experiences taught by experts using live fish.

Where:  The Gadsden State Community College Aquaculture Education and Development Center in Gadsden, AL and The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Facilities include a dedicated zebrafish training laboratory with stand-alone rack systems from all the participating vendors (GSCC) and a state-of-the-art zebrafish core facility with centralized filtration room (UAB).

When: Tuesday May 24th to Thursday May 26th. Please plan travel to arrive at the Birmingham International Airport (BHM) on Monday May 23rd and to depart on Friday May 27th.  We will pick participants up at the airport and deliver them to the Hampton Inn and Suites in Gadsden, AL. We will also deliver participants back to the Birmingham International Airport (BHM) on Friday May 27th.

Why:  This course is perfect for current husbandry technicians, new husbandry technicians, graduate students, post-docs, principal investigators, and veterinarians interested in working with zebrafish.


Cost: $1226 per person. Tuition includes: travel between Birmingham and Gadsden, all meals and snacks during workshop days, and the workshop experience. Participants must arrange and pay for travel to and from Birmingham International Airport (BHM) from their origin and for lodging at Hampton Inn and Suites in Gadsden, AL (block of rooms reserved at a special rate).


Register Now: Seating is limited to the first 20 participants


For More Information Call or Email:   Hugh Hammer, Ph.D. 256-549-8345 (Office) or Dr. Susan Farmer 205-934-5563


New Zebrafish article published by Lawrence et al. October 13 2015

A new article about Artemia replacement is published by Christian Lawrence, Althea James, and Scottie Mobley.

Successful Replacement of Artemia salina nauplii with Marine Rotifers (Brachionus plicatilis) in the Diet of Preadult Zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Click here to download the article.


Previously established rearing protocols for zebrafish begin feeding with marine rotifers (Brachionus plicatilis), followed by Artemia nauplii until the fish reach subadult stage, the developmental time point at which they can be most easily transitioned onto a processed diet. However, the inclusion of Artemia is less than ideal, given its fluctuating availability and high costs. We tested whether or not we could replace Artemia with rotifers during our normal rearing sequence and still meet published performance standards for (i) weaning fish onto a processed diet by 25 days postfertilization (dpf) and (ii) successful breeding by 60 dpf. Here, we present the results of trials where wild-type and casper zebrafish were fed exclusively with rotifers (R) or rotifers followed by Artemia (RA) for the first 25 dpf after which point all fish were transitioned to a processed diet (Gemma Micro 300). We measured growth and survival at days 25 and 60, and tested for reproductive capability at 60 dpf. While growth performance was significantly better in the RA groups, we were still able to meet goals for both weaning and generation time in the R groups without compromising survival or sex ratios.


Skretting will be present at the Fishbone zebrafish workshop October 07 2015

FishBone: Advancing the Use of Fish for Skeletal Research

FishBone is an international workshop dedicated to advancing the use of zebrafish, medaka, and other laboratory fish models for skeletal research. FishBone 2015 will take place on October 8th, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.



Fish Vet Group invites you to join the zebrafish flagship knowledge transfer event October 06 2015

Fish Vet Group in partnership with Skretting, Cryogenetics, Aquaneering and Boston Children’s Hospital invites you to join us at:

A flagship knowledge transfer event examining the lessons learnt in traditional aquaculture and how they can be valuably applied to the zebra fish research sector.

Thursday 12 November 2015

9:00am — 3:00pm

Lunch provided

The Colonnade Hotel

120 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02116




Webinar - "Zebrafish Nutrition and Husbandry: Where to next?" Questions and comments from chat board October 01 2015

To download the questions and comments overview, Click Here



Webinar - "Zebrafish Nutrition and Husbandry: Where to next?" - Wednesday, July 15th, 11:45-12:45 October 01 2015

Skretting & Boston Children’s Hospital hosted a webinar to discuss recent advances in zebrafish feeding and what challenges lay ahead. The session was moderated by Christian Lawrence, fish facility manager at Boston Children’s Hospital.

The webinar can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

Zebrafish Webinar



Zebrafish movies July 22 2015

Do you want to know more about zebrafish? Check out these cool zebra fish movies!

Skretting USA now offers Paypal as a payment method! June 16 2015

It is now possible to purchase fish feed with PayPal at our online store . Paying with PayPal is easy and secure.

Zebrafish feed - just a few clicks away March 18 2014

Dear customer,

Welcome to Skretting's new web-shop for Zebrafish feed. Here you can purchase GEMMA Micro which provides complete nutrition for all life stages of zebrafish, and ORI-ONE our natural, algae based powder for the complete production of rotifers. The web site will also allow you to stay up-to-date on what is going on at Skretting and the world of zebrafish diets. We hope you enjoy the increased availability of ORI-ONE and GEMMA Micro the web-shop will give you, and the ease it brings to the ordering process. With just a few simple clicks, ORI-ONE and GEMMA Micro can be on its way to your facility.