|MadSci Network: General Biology|
I recently read an article that sparked an idea for my science fair project this year. This article said that certain anti-depressant drugs that people are taking can pass through the people's systems, go through the wastewater treatment plant, and still enter our water, biologically active. Even though these drugs are in such minute amounts that a difference may not be recognizable, they are still biologically active, and could perhaps harm plants & animals. My idea: to take two tanks of fish, having one as a control, and having small amounts of anti-depressant drugs in the water of the other tank, seeing if it makes a difference in the fish. My problem: How can I measure the difference in the behavior of the fish? Would it be better to go with physical evidence, such as comparing the weight of the fish after a short period of time?
Re: Will small amounts of anti-depressant drugs change the behavior of fish?
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