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Table 1 Cold impairs swimming and causes mortality in zebrafish larvae

From: MicroRNAs regulate gene plasticity during cold shock in zebrafish larvae

Incubation temperature Hours Post Treatment
°C 2 4 6 8 10
28.5 Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal
24 Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal
20 Normal Normal mostly normal but few inactive larvae Mostly normal but few inactive larvae Mostly normal but few inactive larvae
18 (% of inactive fish) 83 95 96 100 100
16 All fish were inactive and showed unbalance moves when disturbed
12 (% of motility) 0 0 0 7.2 12
  1. Four - day - old zebrafish larvae were incubated at decreasing temperatures from 28.5 to 12 °C. The mobility and viability were recorded every 2 h until 10 h post treatment