Big fish, little fish
Kevin has been monitoring the baby trout (the first batch of 1,500 bought in January) over the last few months and he's noticed that some are growing faster than others. The optimal scenario is the have the same size trout (or close) in each pond. The bigger fish are greedy and eat more leaving the smaller trout at a disadvantage. Kevin decided to drain the pond and separate the larger ones from the smaller ones.
After counting them, we have 1,000 larger fish! Interesting because a few months ago, this was the same pond where we lost 720 fish... it appears the men at the institute gifted us with more fish than we thought all along... nice! The smaller fish were put into the pond with the other 4,000 baby fish (the second batch bought six weeks or so ago).
Martin added a bucket of salt water to kill any bacteria on the fish to keep them all healthy. This process was new for us... always learning.
The larger fish were transferred into a completely different pond... the one beside the hatchery. This is a first for us. We've never used this pond before now. It feels like we're expanding.
Oh, this tiny fellow flew into the house for a little visit today... Kevin caught him in the loft and when he came down to show me outside, we were amazed at his blue forehead. Just gorgeous!
Considering it's the rainy season, we've had some beautiful sunny days this week and raining only at night, but today it was a cold, damp November-ish kind of day. It happens. Everything is so lush and green though, it's hard to see a down side.
We have another booking at the end of the month with a family of 4 from California. I know California is suffering a severe drought right now so maybe the moisture will be a welcome change for them.
6/21/2015 08:23:13 pm
It's always so very nice to hear your stories. We're pleased to hear that your fish are doing so well and that you didn't loose as many as you thought.
Ingrid van Rotterdam
6/23/2015 01:12:13 am
Fascinating as always, can't miss a post because look at what we miss out on?
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