DISCOVER THE AQUARIUM

DISCOVER THE AQUARIUM

Zone 1: Malta’s western shoreline & Submarine

This zone consists primarily of Mediterranean species such as the gilt-head sea bream (Sparus aurata, Awrat), European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax, Spnot), amongst others such as mullet, grouper, amberjacks and scorpionfish.

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Zone 2: Valletta Harbour

On entering the Grand harbour, you will find yourselves surrounded by a beautiful mural and more local fish including sea bream, mottled grouper (Mycteroperca rubra, Cerna) and more.

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Zone 3: Tropical Oceans

The main tank inhabits marine life from the Indo- Pacific ocean displaying numerous shoals of pompano fish, unicorn tangs, batfish and other individual fish such as the bannerfish, porcupine puffer fish, angelfish and racoon butterflyfish.

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Zone 4: Roman Times

Welcome aboard… this zone characterises an ancient ghost shipwreck where you will see replicas of ancient Roman remains as well as displaying an array of damselfish, clownfish, cleaner shrimps and more. St Paul’s anchor was donated to the Malta National Aquarium by the Malta Maritime Museum and is thought to be the one used by Saint Paul during his voyage to Malta.

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Zone 5: Gozo and Comino

Fascinating scenes of the Azure window, Xwejni saltpans and the Blue Lagoon surround this zone and truly illustrate the beauty of Malta’s sister islands, Gozo and Comino. In this zone you will see one marine deep water tank and three freshwater tanks, bringing about a lot of biodiversity. Amongst the marine species, grey triggerfish and black bream can be seen.

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Reptiles and Amphibian area

The new reptiles and amphibians area is opened to the public since November 2015. Here you can view a range of animals from all over the world, starting from invertebrates (stick insects, beetles, Brazilian red and white tarantulas, millipedes) to reptiles (black and white argentine tegus, snakes, Madagascar giant day geckos, leopard geckos and Anole lizards) with also a chance to see poison dart frogs and Mexican axolotls.

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