Credit: Edwin Muga (Kenya)
Striping eggs from a gravid female: The stripping of the female is done under experienced hands of the hatchery personnel at the Kibaru trout hatchery on the slopes of Mount Kenya, Kenya.
Egg fertilization: The second photo shows the mixing of the sperm from a male brooder with the previously stripped eggs.
Rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, is a cold water species that tolerates optimal tempertures of 15o Centigrade and below. Water used in the hatchery should be constantly flowing, well oxygenated and crystal clear.
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