Fish Behaviour

Fish Behaviour

Key research areas

Ontogeny and plasticity of the organs, Optimization of rearing protocols, Study of different behavioral patterns  


People involved

Ioannis Papadakis

Ioannis Papadakis
Principal Researcher
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Panagiota Tsoukali

Panagiota Tsoukali

Lydia Katsika

Lydia Katsika
Previous Members

Research Directions
Fish behaviour Fish behaviour
Fish nutrition and feeding Fish nutrition and feeding
Production technologies Production technologies
  • Larval rearing and grow-out methodologies
  • For the study of fish behaviour the facilities are equipped with:

    • 44 indoor tanks of various capacities (0.05, 0.2, 0.5 and 17 m3) connected with Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS), in which the abiotic conditions are fully controlled.
    • 6 outdoor tanks of 5 m3.
    • Cameras and video recording system which are  placed above the rearing tanks and/or in the water column in order to record fish activity.
    • Oxygen monitoring with automatic adjustment.
    • Self-feeders connected with sensors which record the fish feeding activity.
    • Two dry laboratories equipped with microscopes and PCs for video and image analysis.

    We study the behaviour of fish in response to different stimuli (visual, tactile or acoustic), and under different conditions (hierarchy, density, escape, etc).

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