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Trout fingerlings Price per 50 minimum order. Available from April-June to harvest around October November. The optimum water temperature for rainbow trout is below 21 C.
The rainbow trout is a hardy fish that is fast growing, tolerant to a wide range of environments and handling, suitable for dams and aquaculture. As a result, temperature and food availability influence growth and maturation, causing age at maturity to vary; though it is usually 3-4 years. Trout will not spawn naturally in culture systems. The flesh is soft and delicate, white to pink in colour with a mild flavour. Food fish size can be reached in approx. 9 months.
- Rainbow trout are cool climate fish and require water that is neutral in pH.
- Ideal water temperature is 10 to 15 C. Temperatures above 18 are dangerous and above 22 C fatal.
- Zinc, even in very small amounts is toxic to juvenile trout & all other fish! (Do not use galvanized tanks, pipes or harvest water from a galvanized iron roof.
- High dissolved oxygen content is important in water systems housing trout – achieve this through aeration or by circulating water in a way that exposes it to as much air as possible (BUT remember that hot air will make hot water!)