Brussels Aquarium is located near the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Few people know about it. We
are interested in aquariums and it took us a long time to locate it on internet. It is small with 48 tanks.
There is an entrance fee and one is loaned an audio device in ones own language for a self-guided tour.
The layout is two parallel corridors connected by the entrance and
souvenir shop at one end. There is a small auditorium at the other end.
This display shows aquatic life and types of fish found along the Belgian coast.
This is the corridor leading back to the entrance/souvenir shop. Tanks are well
kept, and there are small stools for children to stand on to see into the tanks.
There are five tanks with salt water tropical fish and coral.
The last tank where you can sit on the edge and watch the fish, but do not touch!
This tank has small frogs from Costa Rica.
One tank had small toads.
Salamander Cynops Ensicauda Popei.
A mudskipper, Periophthalmus
These fish have a special head shape, known as a nuchal hump. Some species are very
colorful, often red, the so called flowerhorn cichlids, but they are bred and not natural.
A red dragon, or red lizard catfish, Rineloricaria sp, probably not a natural species.
One of the salt water tropical tanks.
There were many tanks with tropical fresh water fish, like this one. The
notes above the tank are printed on paper and lit by small spot lights.
At the very end the small souvenir shop.