Uncommon Knowledge, Part 4

Guest Blogger: Michael Vorhis, author of ARCHANGEL suspense thriller, OPEN DISTANCE adventure thriller & more to come

Part 3 presented info on origins and diversity, notoriety, and a few odd points of diet, that we might capitalize on such knowledge. Part 4 discusses some interesting information on coexisting with other species, trout intelligence, a couple of curious fishing trivia points, and hatchery fish.

Sharing the Water

Trout and other species such as grayling or whitefish occupy subtly different habitat niches. Thus they can readily co-exist in the same water. They may both eat common food items, but that does not necessarily mean they are competing with each other across the board. If the water can sustain the combined population, they can share it. Throwing “trash” species up on the bank is neither necessary nor effective. Indeed, species sharing “balanced” water become symbiotic in that their absence would negatively affect the other species.

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