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#1 scotcat

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 03:50 PM

Hi All,

This Public Aquarium on the southeast part of Paris is quite impressive although maybe not as big as the more well known Aquariums around the world. It is situated in the African Museum in the town of the same name. There is about 200 tanks at a guess and the first one hits you right away with a huge tank of 24ich plus Pacu's and a couple of Red Tail Cats and a favourite of mine, the Black Dorid, Pseudodoras niger although they are only babies here. A lot of the tanks carry a theme such as African and South American biotopes and a huge pit-like structure in the middle of the exhibition which houses three Crocodiles with many large Cichlids and strangely enough, half a dozen large Koi Carp. A few of the tanks house a few Giraffe Cats which they name as occidentalis but may be A.punctatus instead.


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You can just make out a Synodontis ocelifer here.

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A few of the marine tanks that are dotted about.

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A 2ft large specimen housed with rays.

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Large tank as you come in the door. Taking pictures was a bit of a hit and miss as you are not allowed to use flash photography.

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My favourite, impressive looking Zebra Shark, Stegostoma fasciatum.
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Posted 25 July 2005 - 08:50 PM

Love the Zebra Shark!!! :o
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Posted 28 July 2005 - 10:04 PM

Seemingly the zebra shark is so named in that the juveniles have bands across the body, hence the common name, but when they get older like the one in the picture, they get this spotted pattern. Not a lot of people know that :lol:
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 01:42 AM

Seemingly the zebra shark is so named in that the juveniles have bands across the body, hence the common name, but when they get older like the one in the picture, they get this spotted pattern. Not a lot of people know that  :lol:

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that's obvious...:rolleyes:
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