Boston Aquarist Offers Fish-Care Advice

Ptereleotris zebra fish, Photo/Wikipedia, Lonnie Huffman

Boston.com: When Irena Jevtov decided to use coral for her postdoctoral research at MIT about the immune system, she had questions: Where could she find research-grade coral, and how do you take care of it?

“I was told that there is a great fish expert, Mr. London,’’ said Jevtov, standing in an MIT basement room stacked 6 rows high with 1,000 tanks holding 30,000 silvery zebra fish.

Scientists in a wide range of fields, including medicine, study fish and other marine organisms to learn how the human body functions in health and disease. But they don’t always know how to care for them.

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