Fishes in the exhibition:
- Name: Lion Fish
Distribution: Tropical Indo Pacific region
Size: 30-35 cms.
The Lion Fish has venomous spines that are deadly to their prey.
- Devil Lobster
- Name: Parrot Fish
Scientific Name: Julis Lunaris
Distribution: Indo Pacific
Scientific character: Territorial and very tolerant of other species
- Name: Angel Fish
Scientific Name: Petrophyllum Scakra
Size: Upto 6 inches
Ideal Water: Slightly Acid
Diet: Flake food, block worms mosquito larvae, finely chopped earthworm, frozen bloodworms
Total varieties: Around 10
Origin: Amazon region of South America
- Name: Cow Fish
Scientific Name: Lactoruia Comuta
Distribution: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, and East Africa.
- Name: Star Fish
Food: The starfish usually hunt for shelled animals such as oysters and clams. They have two stomachs. One stomach is used for digestion and the other stomach can be extended outwards to engulf and digest prey.
Star Fish are able to regenerate lost arms. A new starfish may be regenerated from a single arm attached to portion of the central disk.
Distribution: There are about 1800 known living species of starfish and they occur in all of the Earth’s oceans.
- Name: Heros Severus
Size: Upto 30 cms.
Common Name: Severum, Gold Severum, Hero or Banded Cichlid
Distribution: Guyana and the Northern Amazon Area
- Name: Oscar Fish
Species: Astrototus Ocellatus
Feeding: Piscivorous but also relish insects and earthworms
Unique character: They are best kept singly or as pairs in a single species tank