Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Science Using Betta Fish To Test Prozac?

Hey Doc, I think my betta fish may need Prozac!!

I was surprised to see a story about betta fish on the “Advances in Physiology Education” website. It seems male betta fish are “an attractive model for the study of aggressive behavior” and the study finds that in the male Betta splendens given Prozac, that the small dose of Prozac was “sufficient to reduce the expression of specific aggressive behaviors”. Here is the webpage---->

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