Bangalore Aquarium

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Bangalore Aquarium
Date opened 1983[1]
Location Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Coordinates 12°58′35″N 77°35′55″E / 12.9765°N 77.5986°E / 12.9765; 77.5986Coordinates: 12°58′35″N 77°35′55″E / 12.9765°N 77.5986°E / 12.9765; 77.5986

Bangalore Aquarium, also known as Government Aquarium, is the second largest aquarium in India. It is located at the entrance of Cubbon Park in Bangalore, India, and was established in 1983. It has a variety of exotic cultivable as well as ornamental fish on display. It is very near to vishweshwarayya museum. The aquarium is administered by the Karnataka State Government Department of Fisheries.

Building[edit]

The Aquarium is an octagonal building with three floors. The ground floor contains office and laboratory space. The first floor has 14 large tanks, and the second floor has two rows of 69 tanks. The Aquarium is open to visitors from 10 am to 5.30 pm on all days except second Tuesdays.[1]

Species on display[edit]

Fish that can be seen at the aquarium include eels, angelfish, glowlight tetra, hockey stick tetra, red-tail shark, catla, Indian tiger barb, mahseer, freshwater prawns, blue gourami, pearl gourami, gold fish, moon tail, and more.[1][2]

Governance[edit]

Bangalore Aquarium is administered by the State Government.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Bangalore Aquarium". bangaloreindia.org.uk. City of Bangalore. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Cubbon Park:Aquarium". karnataka.com. karnataka.com. Retrieved 24 December 2015.