These 2 albums consists of selected photos of rainbow trout to help identify fish that are relatively recently stocked, and those that have been in the water for several months and/or over the winter period. This album features STOCKIES. Identifying features include:
- Ragged and/or rounded edges to fins, particularly the tail and pectoral fins. (The dorsal is nearly always rounded to some extent in both stockies and resident rainbows.)
- Chubby body condition
- Scales showing patches of displacement
- Front edge of mouth showing scuffing, often with reddening
Note that image 3547 is probably transitional – not put in yesterday, but not in the same class as an overwintered fish.