Brussels Aquarium

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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.

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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.

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This display shows aquatic life and types of fish found along the Belgian coast.

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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.

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There are five tanks with salt water tropical fish and coral.

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The last tank where you can sit on the edge and watch the fish, but do not touch!

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This tank has small frogs from Costa Rica.

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One tank had small toads.

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Salamander Cynops Ensicauda Popei.

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A mudskipper, Periophthalmus

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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.

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A red dragon, or red lizard catfish, Rineloricaria sp, probably not a natural species.

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One of the salt water tropical tanks.

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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.

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At the very end the small souvenir shop.

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