A NEW freshwater display based on a flooded tropical rainforest is opening at Blue Reef Aquarium this weekend.
‘Flooded Forest’ which is home to a variety of freshwater species such as piranhas, turtles, angel fish and up to 1,000 tetra fish, opens up today to the public.
The feature is based around a ruined temple complex which incorporates a large running waterfall and two full-size trees alongside giant statues, fallen branches and skulls.
Blue Reef Aquarium’s Lindsay Holloway said: ‘The new feature will transport visitors inside a flooded ruined temple in the heart of the rainforest.
‘We’re extremely pleased with how realistic the theming looks and it provides an extraordinary new habitat for a host of tropical freshwater species.’
The aquarium in Clarence Esplanade features more than 40 naturally-themed displays of marine life and is open to visitors from 10am daily during the week and at weekends.