Re: NANFA-- Rainbow Trout.

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sat, 13 Apr 2002 13:14:30 -0400

Rainbows are native to western North America, the Pacific northwest in
particular. Sea-run fish are called steelheads and usually grow larger.
They've been inflicted on the rest of North America as an exotic along with
brown trout, a European native. It still pushes my buttons to see them at
the Chattanooga, TN, aquarium in their Appalachian Highlands exhibit since
of course they've been stocked regionally. They obviously didn't ask me

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Gordon James" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- Rainbow Trout.
>Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 10:10:31 -0300
>rain today - fill the pond Monday
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Gordon James <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 11:01 PM
>Subject: NANFA-- Rainbow Trout.
> > Where are rainbow trout native?
> >
> > Our Co-Op sells fingerlings for 50 cents each.
> >
> > I fill my pond tomorrow morning, so I may do rainbow trout this year
> > don't have the temptation to release them into the wild when i am done
> > the fall.)
> >
> > also, how many can I grow out in 1800 gallons with heavy planting and
> > filtration.
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