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Palma Aquarium
July 26, 2008
12:51 pm
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Just come back from a holiday in Majorca. Last Wednesday we went to Palma aquarium which i believe is quite new. It seemed like a great place and the fish looked quite healthy apart from one single ray which had it's tail bitten/cut? off and his other fins looked like they were rotting away. Fin rot maybe?

The whole place was interactive and you could touch the animals (If it was a pond style display) as long as "You don't squeeze or lift the animals out of water". Recipe for disaster in my opinion.

There were 55 tanks including the shark tank which holds 3.5 million gallons i believe.

Anyway i took a few photos (Well hundreds actually) but because flash was not permitted and the lighting was different in each tank meaning i couldn't change settings for each tank in time so everything is on auto. These are the photos that turned out ok.

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First display contained some gobbies and these

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Lighting made this look fabulous.

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The name of this fish escapes me,

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Moray eel,

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July 26, 2008
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Lion fish,

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Another moray eel (There were three or four tanks containing morays)

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ET?

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😀 What is that? It hoped around the tank and was very friendly (So was the porcupine puffer in the tank)

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Cardinal fish

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Just look at the wounds and scars of what puffers can do to each other,

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Hawkfish, dunno which species.

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July 26, 2008
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This fish looks like it has a deformed lip?

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One of three koi ponds,

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Outdoor salt water display,

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Turtle tank/pond

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Another koi pond, feeding time,

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Look at all the fry, the fish must be well fed,

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South American display (The only freshwater tank)

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July 26, 2008
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Geophagus sp (Dunc?)

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Heros sp. 'rotkeil' me thinks?

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A couple of reptiles in the jungle display,

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The only picture of the shark which wasn't completely useless. By this time we didn't have long to get back to the coach and i was started to feel a bit sick as i hadn't much drunk much

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Jelly fish,

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Hope you enjoyed.

Well worth a visit if you over there.

David

July 26, 2008
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Hey David, great pics and thanks for posting them! /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> Numbers 5/6 are some species of Scorpaena, "ET" is a gurnard from the Dactyloptena genus and the geo I'm not sure about but it's something close to G. abalios.

Did you have a good holiday? /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Cake or death?
July 26, 2008
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QUOTE (Matt @ Jul 26 2008, 02:25 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey David, great pics and thanks for posting them! /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> Numbers 5/6 are some species of Scorpaena, "ET" is a gurnard from the Dactyloptena genus and the geo I'm not sure about but it's something close to G. abalios.

Ahh yes, a gurnard, it just looked a little different from the species i'de seen.

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Did you have a good holiday? /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

I did thanks Matt.

The aquarium was the highlight (Seen as all other days were spent round the pool!) but we only had about 3 hours in there; no where near enough.

July 27, 2008
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wonde rif that jellyfish is "responsible" for the green glofish

fab pics mate /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> wish we had something similar in Malta

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