Wednesday, May 22: Wed, May 22: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
poseidons treasure room

Poseidon’s Treasure Room

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.