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Siberian Sturgeon – The Russian Gold Mine

The Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii) is a large species of fish that can measure up to 2 metres long. The heaviest individual recorded was an astonishing 210 kilograms! These enormous fish can be found migrating across most river systems in Northern Russia. There are also non-migratory populations in Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake in … Continued

New additions here at Blue Planet Aquarium 2020

CHROMIS Known for their bright colours, chromis are one of the less-aggressive species of damselfish and are even thought to have a playful nature. They only grow to around 4” and form large shoals. Need to have at least 6 in a shoal to spread the aggression from the ‘alpha’. These are currently in our … Continued

10 Weird & Wonderful Facts About Blue Planet Creatures

  We’re proud to have such a diverse range of wildlife here are Blue Planet Aquarium – from swift sharks and feisty piranhas to slithery snakes, sneaky spiders and much more. You’ll already know quite a bit about your favourite creatures, but there’s always more to learn – including some very strange facts to get … Continued

Creature Case Study: Goliath Grouper

The largest grouper in the Western Hemisphere, the goliath grouper – scientifically known as Epinephelus itajara – can reach up to 8 feet in length and over 1,000 pounds in weight. This large and solitary fish can have a lifespan of up to 37 years, with its age worked out using annual growth rings in … Continued

Cartilaginous Fish vs. Bony Fish

Cartilaginous Fish vs. Bony Fish, differences between them There are two types of fish that usually are contentious, and give a lot of people a hard time telling apart. If you can learn the differences between these two types of fish, it can be very easy for you to understand and tell them apart where necessary. Technically, … Continued

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