Berlin Aquarium

Berlin has a small aquarium next to Berlin Zoo. We visited in September 2014 and found it well worth a visit.

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The aquarium entrance from the street. There is a door to the zoo on the opposite side.

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The aquarium is layed out with two parallel main corridors that meet in
an octagonal room with large tanks. This is the view from the entrance.

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There are very good panels with information about what is in the tanks.

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A Blackspotted Buffer fish, Arothron nigropunctatus

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An Scorpion fish, Pterois antennata

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Tropical fresh water aquarium. The tanks are very well cared for.

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One can see the octagonal room at the end of the corridors to the right.
The crouching man is taking photos of Pearse’s Mudskippers, see below.

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Pearse’s Mudskippers, Periophtalmus novemradiatus

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Pearse’s Mudskippers, Periophtalmus novemradiatus

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Information about sharks.

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A Great Barracuda, of the family Sphyraenidae

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The large tank between the two corridors can be viewed from both corridors and the octagonal room.

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The octagonal room.

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The tanks are easy for children to get close to.

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There are some very good jelly fish displays, which can be seen in the middle of the picture.

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An Egg Yolk Jellyfish, Phacellophora camtschatica

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Spotted jelly, Mastiglas papua

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Moon jellyfish, Aurelia spec. There are reflections from tanks opposite this display.

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Moon jellyfish, Aurelia spec.

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Northern Sea Nettle, Chryaora pacifica.

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Anemone in the foreground that look very like some corals.

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One of several tanks with coral reef fish.

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Hedgehog coral, Echinoparu lamellosa

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Spotted garden-eels, Heteroconger hassi, and Razorfish, Aeoliscus strigatus.

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Stairs to a cafeteria and displays of reptiles, insects and amphibians.

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At the end of the second corridor, a large display of jellyfish.

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A souvenir shop at the very end. This is where you can access the Zoo.

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Overall a very good experience and worth making a separate trip.

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