Like many other fish, trout are cannibalistic, and will eat smaller members of their own species. In fact, we commonly see this in TIC tanks across the country.
It couldn’t be more obvious. The fry are ready to leave the nest. The trout in our virtual trout tank at the Trailside Museum are very active, hungry and ready for more space. Today we lowered one corner of the basket to let the brave fish swim out and search for food. The increase in … Read more
Regardless of how you see them, these harmless creatures have an important role in the riparian ecosystem. They break down leaves in streams to start the food chain, are food for trout, and can even indicate clean water.
The NYC and Watersheds TIC virtual trout tank fry have lost their yolk and are swimming up to the surface of the tank. These important clues tell us that they are ready for food. Trout in the Classroom fry eat fish food called meal and crumbles. They are made from cuttings from seafood harvested for consumption. … Read more
The NYC and Watersheds Trout in the Classroom virtual trout tank’s alevin are looking great and especially active today. At closer look we noticed that they have developed strong fins. Eight fins to be exact. Why are these fins so important? Not only does every fin have a function and purpose, ichthyologists also rely on meristic characters, or countable structures, such as the numbers … Read more