The Bangalore city was established in the 16th century and is one of the famous tourist spots in India. It has many attractions like temples, museums, and also an aquarium.
The Aquarium is a place one should not miss to visit, while in Bangalore. This miniature world of aquatic life is situated at the entrance of Cubbon Park, on Kasturba Gandhi Road. This aquarium is in a magnificent octagonal building and houses a wide variety of aquatic life. This is the second largest aquarium of India. The aquarium in Bangalore is under the aegis of the Fisheries Department of the state government. The aquarium has cultivated a natural habitat for the fishes, and is a home to purely freshwater fish of both indigenous and exotic varieties. The swiftly swimming shoals of beautiful fish welcome you in the aquarium.
The variety of aquatic life of this aquarium consists of edible and ornamental pet fish. There are in all 70 varieties of fish in the aquarium, which is spread across three floors. You can enjoy the sight of fish like glow light tetra, angel fish, red tail shark, catla, mahseer, Indian tiger barb, blue gourami, goldfish, Siamese fighters, freshwater prawns, etc.
The Aquarium, which was established in 1983, is just 2 km away from MG Road and easily accessible from anywhere in Bangalore. The aquarium is open throughout the week. Adjacent to the aquarium is the Aquarists Society of Karnataka, which can help you with sound advice on how to keep ornamental fishes in your homes.
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Last Updated On: 2011/07/11