Rainbow Trout – Next Available April/May 2017
We stock Rainbow Trout in the cooler months, usually early May and finishing around late November, (weather dependent).
Rainbow Trout prefer water temperatures between 10 and 20 degrees – Death can occur when water temps are 24 and over.
Keep the pond well oxygenated, and well filtered for optimum survival and growth.
The key indicator for healthy Trout is their appetite – if at any time they are not interested in food, test your water, ensure the pump is clear, and/or air pump is working.
If there are abnormal levels of ammonia, nitrites etc, do a 1/3 water change, (make sure you condition the water if from tap), and make sure you have lots of splashing water or use an air pump. You will need to keep doing water changes until the levels are normal. If they are still lethargic and not eating after 24 hours do a salt treatment.
Any signs of fungus, white films on skin or fins, or gasping, then do a salt treatment – See all the info at: http://www.woodvalefishandlilyfarm.com.au/medicating-aquaponics-fish/