Zebra fish are freshwater fish belonging to the minnow family of the order Cypriniformes – Native to South Asia.
Zebra fish – Danio rerio, are gaining popularity in basic behavioural brain research, behaviour genetics, and in translational studies because they offer a cheap and efficient alternative to rodents and guinea pigs.
The researchers placed Zebra fish embryos in dishes containing fluoxetine, which
is sold under the brand name
‘Prozac’, for six days…
Biologists at the University of Ottawa have discovered
exposingfish embryos to Prozac affected the
aquatic creatures’ abilityto manage stress for generations, prompting a call for further research into the lasting effects of this anti-depressants on humans.
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Fluoxetine brand names: Prozac, Reconcile, and Sarafem.
“…Excessive fluoride in natural water ecosystem has the
potential to detrimentally affect thyroid endocrine
system, but little is known of such effects or
underlying mechanisms in fish…“
…indeed, salmon are unaffected by natural 1 ppm fluoride in ocean water where calcium is extremely high but are narcotized by industrial fluoride in soft water at only 0.3 ppm (Damkaer & Dey)
Millions of Salmon have instinctively know this for
thousands of years, that is why they go to so
much trouble to swim up rivers to lay
their eggs – in fluoride free water. [Sea water contains fluoride.]