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What is a banana trout?

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What is a banana trout?
Is this a golden trout? Genus/species?


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Re: [bdn06] What is a banana trout? In reply to
Oncorhynchus mykiss - AKA Rainbow trout.

Banana trout are rainbow trout with a lack of melanin pigment and that gives them a light yellow color - like albinos. But, they are not true albinos - one difference, they don't have red eyes.
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Re: [Fishhound] What is a banana trout? In reply to
Wow. Never heard of them--are they common? I have seen them referenced here several times. My guess is they have been selectively raised and inhabit certain areas?


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Re: [bdn06] What is a banana trout? In reply to
I took this picture of a trout at the aquarium in Denver. I was thinking it was a Golden Trout, but I couldn't swear on it.


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Re: [EZOP] What is a banana trout? In reply to
They call them Lightning Trout out here. At first I thought that the Cormorants would just eat those up first because they are so visible. After finally catching some I found them to be quite different than a regular Rainbow.They remind me more of a Triploid style but the hatchery says they are a mutation of only 1 color producing gene. These fish were all stockier in build and just plain stronger. And Silver-white with that red stripe. I wish they would send more out this way, I like them.
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Re: [EZOP] What is a banana trout? In reply to
Never seen one of those before. I'd like to catch one of those someday.


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Re: [bdn06] What is a banana trout? In reply to
wow those are awesome, now i wanna find were i can catch one. Which will in turn will make me hate gas prices even more.....lol