In the basement of the Tropical Hall in crypt-like surroundings there is an aquarium
with a collection of fish from around the world. Some of the tanks have been converted
to house smaller African rodents and reptiles, and invertebrates such as Tarantulas
and Giant Millipedes.
The fish collection is primarily fresh-water with an accent on fish from the African
Rift Valley lakes. There are non-African favourites such as Piranhas, Oscars, Arowanas
We also have a number of species of Goodeids, a rare group of fish from Mexico, and
we are members of the Goodeid Working Group helping to preserve these fish and their
natural habitats. Tropiquaria currently houses more species of Goodeid’s than any
other Zoo or Aquaria in the UK.
The Goodeid Working Group, is a conservation group made of devoted private individuals
and 11 public Institutions worldwide. Of which Tropiquaria is one.
For more details about the GWC, and the breeding programmes here at Tropiquaria please
click on the links below.