02 November 2009

Today we welcomed our newest members into the classroom...about 100 newly-hatched Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) alevins. These guys came from a fish hatchery in Bath, NY and will grow and develop in our tank until we let them go in Owasco Inlet in April or May. It should be a great experience. Several schools in Tompkins County take part but we're going to keep our tank temperature slightly lower than the others to see if that affects their metabolism and growth.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the typical temperature and what is the temperature we are going to keep ours?

Mr. DeVoe said...

Stream water this time of year is typically around 50 degrees F...which is what the other schools are keeping their tanks at. We are keeping ours around 45 to see if we can slow their metabolism.

Anonymous said...

Will we continue to drop the temerature as the winter comes along?

Mr. DeVoe said...

We'll probably keep it around 45.