FISHGUN D2: Solid feed dispenser for aquatic animal facilities

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Solid feed dispenser adaptable to all types of aquariums

Developed by the Sorbonne University and Planktovia, the FISHGUN D2 is a semi-automatic dispenser of solid feed (powder, granules, etc.). This laboratory equipment has been designed to facilitate the feeding of aquatic models (e.g. zebrafish) by zootechnicians in aquatic pet shop, or hatching nurseries. It complements the FISHGUN L2 which was created for the distribution of live feed (Rotifers, Artemis, etc…).

We put our know-how to good use in order to constantly improve the products we commercialize. Our Fishgun thus know their second version, more design, more accurate and above all, adaptable to all types of aquariums known on the market.

The Fishgun D2 is composed of :

  • An ergonomic handle for an easy and effortless use;
  • A digital display for a better control of the operations;
  • A technological system to deliver solid feed through vibrations;
  • Interchangeable 75 ml conical tubes for different types and sizes of dry feed from 75 µm to 600 µm;
  • An induction charger for greater safety and robustness;
  • An RFID scanner identifying the aquariums to know the number of fish present, and thus deliver the right amount of feed according to the number of fish in each tank;
  • A notching system on the conical tubes allowing the device to adapt to the main brands of aquariums on the market (Aquaneering, Techniplast, Pentair).

Feeding your fish is simplified. With the FISHGUN D2 in your hands, you will be able to :

  • Improve the accuracy and reproducibility at which you feed your fish (coefficient of variation less than 20% for grain sizes of 75 µm and 150 µm, less than 10% for grain sizes of 300 µm, and less than 5% for grain sizes of 500 µm and more);
  • Save operating time and reduce labour costs;
  • Reduce the musculoskeletal disorders of zootechnicians caused by long-term use of a fully manual system;
  • To have a versatile solution to feed your fish (ex: zebrafish) throughout their life cycle.

An article explaining the concept of developing and using FISHGUN was published in the Zebrafish journal.


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    Weight 1.2 kg
    Brand

    Planktovie

    Reviews

    1. Rémy Le Guével, head of the ImPACcell platform

      For 1 year, we have been using the Fishgun to feed fish from the Zebrafish pet shop of the ImPACcell/BIOSIT platform in Rennes.
      This device has greatly simplified our fish feeding operations and we have gained in speed and reproducibility.
      Rémy Le Guével, head of the ImPACcell platform

    2. S. Tronche and A. Bois, technician engineers – IBPS Aquatic Platform – University of Sorbonne, Paris.

      “After 2 months of intensive use […] we can say that [the Fishgun] does its job perfectly. The shape fits perfectly in the opening of our tanks […] and no more animalist suffers from arm pain.”
      S. Tronche and A. Bois, technician engineers – IBPS Aquatic Platform – University of Sorbonne, Paris.

    3. A. Amiel, Phd – University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Faculty of Medicine.

      “The Fishgun has been a real asset in managing our pet shop in Nice. Among other things, it allows us to save time and to be precise in the distribution of food.”
      A. Amiel, Phd – University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Faculty of Medicine.

    4. A. Willaert, Phd, Centrum Medische Genetica of the university of Ghent, Belgium

      “The Fishgun has an ergonomic design that is shaped to fit comfortably in the hand.
      In combination with the RFID tags, the Fishgun allows us to provide a specific amount of food depending on to the number of fish in a tank.
      The Fishgun is easy to refill.”
      A. Willaert, Phd, Centrum Medische Genetica of the university of Ghent, Belgium (https://www.zebrafishfacilityghent.org/).

    5. C. Gonzalez, Phd – Laboratory of Pathogen-Host Interactions (LPHI) – University of Montpellier.

      “The Fishgun is a very useful working tool for us. It allows us to feed the fish with a precise daily amount of food for each fish in each aquarium. This allows us to feed without excess and then keep the aquariums clean and spend less time feeding and maintaining the fish and aquariums.
      I recommend it for any good zebrafish researcher or pet shop technician”.
      C. Gonzalez, Phd – Laboratory of Pathogen-Host Interactions (LPHI) – University of Montpellier.

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