I have heard to many times that trout cannot be kept in an aquarium without a chiller and strong current. But I have known a few people who kept them in the lowest conditions and they are happily feeding.
My cousin caught a 12 inch rainbow from a local very cold river. The trout was still alive when he brought it home so he decided to throw it in his goldfish aquarium, which is located in his bathroom. The aquarium had a filter that was barely dripping only, it had no flow. It was a 10 gallon aquarium with the water filled up halfway and I'm sure he just use tap water from the bathroom sink. To his surprise, the trout lived. Everyday when he checked on the aquarium, he noticed a few goldfish missing. The trout lived for a few months before his parents decided to cook it.
When he first told me that he had a living trout in his aquarium, I didn't believe him until I saw it for myself. I mean how did my cousin keep a cold water fish in the most low tech, low maintainance aquarium? I'm starting to think that the fishing community is lieing to us. Trout do tolerate room temperature and will live happily but the public just doesn't want us keeping gamefish. Well I am talking about rainbow trout, not brooks.
I do see Rainbows and Browns living in warm creeks. I also see thriving trout frys and suckers. And they do bite when I fish them. So what is your opinion? Have you guys had any Trout experience? Im starting to think that all those people talking about Trout requirements at home don't know what the hell they are saying, or they just take what ever people tell them...