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Anyone out there raising trout?  I wonder what you feed?  I am only familiar with the Purina Aquamax carnivore and have trouble finding it. Any source suggestions are appreciated.

 

Michael in Seattle

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Check your states co-operative extension.  Many states that have their own hatcheries my also be able to provide info.  When I was at a hatchery we used Silver Cup as well as our own experimental feeds.  Generally the feed was all the same for all of our trout breeds.

Here is a link to North Carolina's

http://haywood.ces.ncsu.edu/troutfeedmanufacturers/

I've been successful raising trout in my aquaponics greenhouse at 10,000ft in CO. I ordered the Aquamax food from a place selling it on ebay - cost a lot for shipping though!. I got them at 5"-6" and just harvested 15 of them at 10-13" after 5 months - I was pretty happy with the growth rate. Flavor is excellent, and the survived and grew quickly at temperatures of 64F-34F before the greenhouse finally dropped below freezing and I decided to harvest everything and start again in a couple of months.

Thanks, I was able to get aquamax 500 at a local feed store.  My problem was in getting the 300 mail order kills you on shipping. Mine have gtown well also. They are in my basement, goth them 21/2 months ago at 5 inches and most are now 7 or so and growing well. I plan to inatall a larger outdoor system in the spring.

Michael,

 

I have desired to raise trout indoors since I got the aquaponics bug. I am curious about your environmental setup for trout. What temperatures do you maintain in your fish tank? What have been your extremes? Do you use some sort of chiller? For me, I think I could handle trout temperatures easily in the winter, but I would have a very difficult time keeping them cool in the summer.

 

Thanks!
 
Michael Fruin said:

Thanks, I was able to get aquamax 500 at a local feed store.  My problem was in getting the 300 mail order kills you on shipping. Mine have gtown well also. They are in my basement, goth them 21/2 months ago at 5 inches and most are now 7 or so and growing well. I plan to inatall a larger outdoor system in the spring.

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