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rainbow trout

rainbow trout

Homeland:
Originally North America. Introduced as a food fish in many countries since the 19th century.
Food:
predatory fish; small aquatic animals
Habitat:
streams, lakes
enemies:
Heron, cormorant, otter
Activities:
diurnal
social structure:
Young fish in swarms, from approx. 3 kg solitary
Already knew?
Farmed rainbow trout grow faster and do better in cultured pond conditions than native brown trout. They also tolerate higher water temperatures (up to 25 °C). Our food fish are therefore almost always rainbow trout. It can endanger native fish species through competition.