Thread: Gila Trout
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:51 PM
bgiordano bgiordano is offline
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Originally Posted by jchar85719 View Post
And... regarding Gila trout, it is my understanding that they are more temperature tolerant. So... getting them into Arizona streams just seems like a no brainer. In the long run, they will be better matched to the environment.
Both Gilas and Apaches are more temperature tolerant than most other trout. They should be. They evolved in the SW with short spurts of higher water temperatures, unconnected pools, and wildfire. But the adaptations to those environmental factors only go so far. The issue is the water temperatures are higher and for a longer period of time than they used to be, pools that used to be wet throughout the summer are drying up, and the wildfires are bigger and more intense.

But overall, yes. They are a better for AZ streams.
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