Asia’s biggest aquarium opened in India

Filed on February 18, 2011

A sprawling fresh-water aquarium, claimed to be biggest in Asia, has been opened at the Neyyar Dam area near Thiruvananthapuram in south Indian state Kerala.

The 5000 sq feet complex, located in a green-rich environ on the outskirts of the city, has a rarer collection of 40 ornamental fish breeds and sea fish, collected from various fresh- water bodies and private aquariums in and across the country.

Albino giant grey, Black giant, Redtail catfish, Miss Kerala, Albino Tiger Shark, Blue Fungasia catfish, Parrot fish and Arona are some of the attractions of the fish-house. A host of oscar varieties, angel and gold fish species are also displayed here, aquarium sources said.

To exhibit the species, a 3000 sq feet specially designed pond is set up at the ground floor of the main building.

A number of sea fish breeds like Lion fish, Selfin tank and Eales will also woo fish enthusiasts here, the state Fisheries Department officials said.

The Kochi-based Marina Aquarium Products is assigned for the collection of species and arrangement of the aquarium, they said.

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