Our new trouts just started to swim. Unfortunately two have died. but most of them are alive and happy.
Today i fed both tanks and cleaned them. After feeding, I did water quality on both tanks.
Today I fed Mrs. Parron’s and Mr. Jones’ tanks. In Mrs. Parron’s tanks there is a blue crab that eats squid and in Mr. Jones’ tank there are trout that eat powder food.
Yesterday in Mr Jones’ tank I fed the baby Trouts. I also cleaned the out side and scrubbed the inside of the glass. I also fed Mrs Parrons Blue Crab squid and cleaned the inside and out side of her tank. After cleaning the tanks I got a water sample to take back to the lab to test for ph, nitrate, nitrite, and ammonia.
All of the trout in the tank have started freely swimming and are able to eat flake food as of today.
We got our trout eggs from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries last night and they have been added to the tank in Mr. Jones’s room. The eggs will hatch and the trout will grow until we release them in April. We received 222 eggs but 5 were removed because they had a fungus.
Yesterday the trout that were raised in Mr. Jones classroom were released, well at least the 2 that were left were. The big one kept eating all of the smaller trout. The trout were released at the Thompson Wildlife Management Area which is about 20 minutes away from Warrenton, VA. They were released into an unnamed stream that is a tributary of Goose Creek which is a tributary of the Potomac River. We have high hopes that the trout will survive because Fish and Wildlife Services has found trout in fish surveys they have conducted. We plan on raising more trout this coming year and releasing them in April during the Riverfest in Waynesboro, VA.
This tank contains brook trout. Hope and Ayana have been working hard to clean this tank. They have been stirring the sediment and removing the debris that this puts into the water column. This tank has also been getting vacuumed on a weekly basis to help clear the water.