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Title: Sex identification of the ornamental amazon fish Astronotus ocellatus by videoceloscopy and gonadal biopsy
Keywords: Video surgery
Issue Date: Jul-2021
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: MANSUR, V. F. R. et al. Sex identification of the ornamental amazon fish Astronotus ocellatus by videoceloscopy and gonadal biopsy. Animal Reproduction Science, [S.l.], v. 230, p. 1-10, July 2021. DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2021.106780.
Abstract: This study was conducted to evaluate and validate the efficacy and safety of videoceloscopy and gonadal biopsy as sexing methods for the A. ocellatus. A total of 31 adult individuals were used. Florfenicol (50 mg/kg) and morphine (5 mg/kg) were administered intramuscularly during the pre-surgical period. Animals were maintained in a supine position preceding a ventral midline incision and endoscope optics were then utilized for gonad visualization and sex identification. A gonadal fragment was collected using laparoscopic forceps and conditioned in 10 % formalin. To suture the cavity, polyamide yarn was used in a simple and continuous pattern. At 15 days subsequent to surgery, healing was evaluated, and the stitches were removed. Videoceloscopy accuracy and gonadal biopsy effectiveness were 97 % and 83 %, respectively. Total time devoted in the videoceloscopy, gonadal biopsy and surgery was longer for animals identified as males compared to females The survival rate was 100 %. There were differences regarding food consumption at 24 and 36 h post-surgery when compared to control specimens (pre-surgical) Regarding position in the water column, differences were observed at 24 and 72 h after surgery when compared individually to the control specimens. There were differences for interaction behavior at 24, 36 and 60 h, and regarding search for hiding places at 12 and 24 h after surgery in relation to the control specimens. The applied videoceloscopy and gonadal biopsy surgical techniques are, therefore, effective and safe for A. ocellatus sexing procedures.
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