Poseidon’s Treasure Room houses several periodically changing freshwater and saltwater displays. It provides a fascinating view of unusual marine creatures and life, including:
Asian Hillstream Fishes – Many of these fish have special adaptations to help them not get swept away from swift currents.
African Lungfish (Protopterus annectens) – An air-breathing fish that could actually drown if no air were left at the top of its display tank.
Mexican Blind Cave Fish (Astyanax fasciatus mexicanus) – Fish whose eyes become covered as young fish mature.
Community Fish– These fish live harmoniously in lakes and streams, each fulfilling an ecological niche.
Sharks and Egg Cases – Developing shark embryos in their egg cases let you witness the miracle of life as it unfolds.
Saltwater Eels – Unlike freshwater eels, saltwater eels do not produce electricity to shock prey or predators.
Echinoderms – These animals include sea stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and sand dollars. They are benthic algae eaters and scavengers.
Aquaculture – Fish that have all been captive-bred by our aquarists and corals that have been farmed and fragged also in our facility.
Octopus – A smaller species of octopus you can get up close to and watch as it digs a new den, searches for food in enrichment items, or interacts with its caretaker.
Venomous Fishes – All the animals in this habitat have a venom in their dorsal spines that can be very painful if pricked.
Our Treasure Room gives us a way to focus on some of the smaller, more delicate fish that might get lost in our larger exhibits.