Killer instincts? Not yet!

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

Adipose fins are meant to be

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