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Ferox trout eat arctic charr and other fish

Ferox trout eat arctic charr and other fish

Wild fish, including juvenile salmon and trout are a natural food source for many other animals. Because food and space within any freshwater system are limited, the weaker fish become prey for other animals thereby allowing the stronger fish in the population to grow. Fish are eaten by birds including heron, dipper, red-breasted merganser and black-throated diver, and mammals, including otter. Trout and eels are also significant natural predators of salmon and arctic charr.

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