Cold Water

This tank houses the Museum's slippery, fast-swimming brook trout.

The brook trout in this tank live in streams where the water is always moving. They are covered in tiny scales and a special slime that makes them really slippery and able to swim smoothly through the water, reducing the energy uses. They also rest in areas where there is turbulence in the water. Look for them on the downstream side of rocks and sticks in the aquarium tank and in these same areas in streams and rivers.