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Aquariums & fish-keeping

A list of websites providing information on public aquariums and practical fish-keeping for the enthusiast

Website: Palais de la Porte Dorée Aquarium Tropical


Description: This aquarium was created in 1931 for the French colonial exhibition, to show to the public the diversity of the aquatic fauna of the French colonies. Approximately 500 aquatic animals, representing 300 species are on display (molluscs, crustaceans, fish ,reptiles etc.). Various educational activities are organised, including conferences, exhibitions, workshops and games.

Website: Ornamental Fish International (OFI)


Description: Founded in 1980, the OFI has around 200 members from 38 countries. Nearly all members belong to the ornamental aquarium fish industry and include breeders, fish collectors, fish farmers, traders, exporters, importers or wholesalers. It is the only international ornamental fish organisation focused on the specific global interests of the aquarium industry.

Website: Aquarian


Description: Second-hand books and magazines on aquarium subjects.

Website: Aquarium net


Description: Online magazine for the aquarium hobbyist



Description: French National Sea Experience Center, in Boulogne-sur-Mer (Northern France), is a Science Center entirely dedicated to the relationship between Mankind and the Sea. Its goal is to incite the general public to discover the sea and to appreciate it, whilst raising awareness on the need for better management of marine resources.

Website: Vancouver Aquarium


Description: The Vancouver Aquarium is Canada’s largest aquarium. As a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life through display, interpretation, education, research, and direct action.

Website: Wikipedia - Portail Aquariopédia


Description: Wikipedia section for the aquarium enthusiast. Provides information and links on both freshwater and marine aquaria, public aquariums, fish diseases, recent articles…available in French and Polish.

Website: Georgia Aquarium


Description: The largest aquarium in the world, with more than 120,000 animals and 500 different species. This aquarium has an active conservation and education program, as well as a diverse selection of events.

Website: Wikipedia - Public Aquarium page


Description: Wikipedia section listing the major public aquariums around the world.

Website: Sealife Centres


Description: A chain of sealife-themed attractions in Europe, marketed at families. Each centre combines modern glass and display technology, biological expertise and entertainment to provide themed journeys through European and tropical waters. This often provides close encounters with sealife from shrimps and starfish to seahorses, sharks and stingrays. Sealife centres also claim to champion the cause of marine conservation, through education, awareness and, wherever possible, direct action.