Tanks 45 – 49
Fascinating scenes of the iconic Azure Window, Xwejni saltpans and the Blue Lagoon surrounds this zone and truly illustrates the beauty of Malta’s sister islands, Gozo and Comino.
In this zone you will see three freshwater tanks, bringing about a lot of biodiversities. Freshwater fish are characteristic of species which inhabit rivers, lakes and streams such as Pacu, oscars, peacock bass and catfish which are all commonly found in regions of South America.
This area of the aquarium represents in a clean artificial environment resembling a laboratory where babies of different species currently bred at Malta National Aquarium are displayed. The purpose is to keep the area alive, changing animals as they are bred in the aquarium, whether they are invertebrates, fish, amphibians or reptiles.
There is also a pond which currently has the incredibly invasive Florida red-eared terrapins, this exhibit is used for public awareness on the potentially devastating effects of releasing these animals into the wild.