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Once you have made your way over the bridge across our outside terrapin pond, plunge yourself into a magical aquatic world and set out on a voyage through our air-conditioned exhibition space, which is home to 27 aquariums, containing up to 50,000 litres of water, and swimming with several hundred species of freshwater tropical fish.
Throughout your visit you will be amazed by a host of interesting facts and anecdotes about the biology and behaviour of fish. You will be introduced to a range of themes focusing on specific aspects of fish, such as their senses, breathing, feeding, reproduction and locomotion…. 

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On your way round the Aquarium, you will have the chance to admire our collection of insects, shells and framed butterflies. The final port of call is our screening room, where you can see films about tropical fish throughout the day.

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There are numerous endangered fish species across the world. Here at Aquarium des Tropiques we feel deeply concerned about this issue, and therefore we are involved in a number of conservation programmes designed to safeguard endangered freshwater species, with the aim of raising public awareness of the major threats hanging over certain fish.

We work in partnership with the Association Haplochromis to keep and breed a number of cichlid species from Lake Victoria. This vast African lake is currently facing serious ecological problems. Aquarium des Tropiques is committed to giving the public up-to-date information on the threat status of cichlid fish, such as the introduction of Nile perch and environmental pollution …

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We are also actively involved in protecting fish from the Goodeidae family. This nature preservation programme is led in partnership with the Association France Vivipare, a French association specialized in livebearer species, which itself is involved in the "Fish Ark" project. Many species belonging to this family of fish are becoming extinct (or have already become so), mainly because their natural environments are drying up.

In addition, we take in red-eared terrapins (which so far have been introduced in their thousands into most European rivers and streams) to help curtail the extinction of the European pond terrapin. In fact, introducing any animal (or plant) species into an area that is not its native habitat could irreversibly disrupt the natural balance of the whole ecosystem.

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 Le livret “bulle” est destiné aux enfants à partir de 8 ans. Grâce à ce livret, les enfants pourront rechercher un mystérieux poisson caché dans l’un des aquariums de l’exposition. Pour mener cette enquête, ils devront relever des indices afin de retrouver sa forme et son nom, pour découvrir où il se cache.
Ce livret permet également, tout en s’amusant, d’approfondir différents thèmes liés à la biologie des poissons.

 

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Le livret “goutte” est destiné aux enfants de 3 à 7 ans. Ce livret sert de support aux enfants pendant la visite. Il permet, par l’intermédiaire d’un jeu de recherche, une observation des poissons sur le thème des formes et des couleurs.

 

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