The ARTIC CHAR and the trout are similar for their tapering shape, that is slightly compressed; while the lateral side of their body is somewhat round and their head is more massive.
The muzzle is rounded and it has a wide mouth with curved teeth disposed on the jaws and on the tongue.
The colour is quite uniform, tending to brown or lead gray and the sides are clearer with circular spots. During the spawing period, the belly of male, especially, got a bright red colour, while the edges of the fins become red and white.
It can reach a maximum length of 60 cm and a weight of 3 Kg. Here, an adult Artic char does’t exceed a 20 cm length and 150 gr of weight. In the Tovel Lake people can also find bigger specimens.
Their diet consists in aquatic insects, zooplankton, crustaceans in general and small fishes.
The Artic char prefers the cold and deep waters of the mountain lakes situated at high altitude (with temperatures always above 18°C).
The period of reproduction is in the late autumn.
The body of the TROUT is taped, slender, slighly compressed; the head has a conical shape, the mouth is big; it’s in a terminal position and it’s sligthly angled upward.
Its habitat: people can find this species in Alpine streams or lakes, where the waters has a lot of oxygen and where the temperature is always lower than 15°C. Thanks to its fast level of adaptation , it can also live well in the bigger and pire rivers of the plains.
Its hydrodynamic and strong body allows the trout to go against the tide for long traits; it shares this characteristic with all the other salmonids. People can divided the species of the trout into different subfamilies: such as rainbow trout or the fario.
This kind of fish eats aquatic insects and larvae and it performs spectaculars jumps to catch flies and butterflies and the biggest ones of this species become predators, in fact they eat small fishes.
The trout reproduces itself in November and in January in low gravelly bottoms.In this period the male presents a darker colour and its abdomen is more or less black.