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Experimental Trout Feed Chart


Feed Sample Length Water Temperature
(OF)
Size #/lb (inches) 38-41 42-45 46-48 49-51 52-54 55-57 58-60 61-63 64-67

Starter >1500 <1.2 Feed by Observation 4-6% body weight
per day
#1 crumble 1500 1.2 4.0 4.1 4.4 4.7 5.0 5.5 6.1 6.6 6.9
  1200 1.3 3.6 4.2 4.5 4.8 5.2 5.9 6.5 6.9 7.1
#2 crumble 600 1.6 3.5 4.0 4.3 4.7 5.1 5.8 6.2 6.5 6.8
  300 2.0 3.4 3.9 4.2 4.6 5.0 5.6 5.8 6.1 6.3
#3 crumble 200 2.3 3.2 3.7 4.1 4.5 4.8 5.2 5.4 5.7 5.8
  100 2.9 2.9 3.4 3.9 4.3 4.6 4.8 5.0 5.4 5.5
#4 crumble 80 3.1 2.7 3.1 3.5 4.0 4.3 4.5 4.8 5.0 5.1
  60 3.5 2.6 3.0 3.3 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.6 4.7
3/32 pellet 30 4.4 1.8 2.4 2.7 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.8 4.0 4.0
  20 5.0 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.7 3.6
1/8 pellet 15 5.5 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.2 3.2
  12 5.9 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.0 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.9 2.8
5/32 pellet 9 6.5 1.2 1.4 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.4
  7 7.1 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.6 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.2
  6 7.5 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.0
  5 7.9 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.0 1.8
3/16 pellet 3 9.4 0.7 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.7
  1 13.6 0.5 0.7 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.4
  <1 >13.6 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.1

Developed by:
Dr. Jeffrey M. Hinshaw
North Carolina State University
Extension Fisheries Specialist

Written By

Photo of John Dorner, IVJohn Dorner, IVArea Agent, Information Management (828) 290-9876 john_dorner@ncsu.eduMadison County, North Carolina
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