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Mekong River - Giant Catfish and Giant Stingray exhibit

The tank houses: Mekong Giant Catfish (Pangasianodon gigas) Iridescent Shark (Pangasianodon hypothalamus) High-fin Catfish (Pangasius sanitwongsei) Wallago (Wallago micropogon) Siamese Giant Carp (Catlocarpio siamensis) Isok barb (Probarbus jullieni) Mahseer (Tor tambroides) Bala Shark (Balantiocheilos melanopterus) Asian Arowana (Scleropages formosus) Freshwater Giant Stingray (Himantura chaophraya)

Mekong River - Giant Catfish and Giant Stingray exhibit
Zooish, 16 Mar 2013
    • Zooish
      The tank houses:
      Mekong Giant Catfish (Pangasianodon gigas)
      Iridescent Shark (Pangasianodon hypothalamus)
      High-fin Catfish (Pangasius sanitwongsei)
      Wallago (Wallago micropogon)
      Siamese Giant Carp (Catlocarpio siamensis)
      Isok barb (Probarbus jullieni)
      Mahseer (Tor tambroides)
      Bala Shark (Balantiocheilos melanopterus)
      Asian Arowana (Scleropages formosus)
      Freshwater Giant Stingray (Himantura chaophraya)
    • uszoo
      This tank looks stunning and amazing. The water is so clear and the tank is very large in size as i can see.
    • DavidBrown
      What did you think of this tank Zooish? Did it live up to your hopes for the promise of River Safari?
    • dublinlion
      Good picture. It is great to see such a large tank for these amazing freshwater fish.
    • filipinos
      It does looks very nice, i´m liking the River Safari :D
    • Zooish
      This tank gets a thumbs up from me. Impressive size and a nice collection of rarities (most of the species in the tank though relatively common in aquaculture are endangered or critically endangered). It will get even more impressive as the fish continue to grow bigger.
    • DavidBrown
      It does look very impressive. I wish more American zoos and aquariums would exhibit these species.
    • ThylacineAlive
      Wait so did they actually captive wild Giant Freshwater Stingrays for this? Are they the only ones of their species in captivity?

      This tank is all the more reason to visit Singapore!

      ~Thylo:cool:
    • Chlidonias
      the stingrays are two-year-olds that came from a commercial fish breeder in Thailand, but they were probably wild-caught. The other species in the tank are mostly farm-bred.
    • vogelcommando
      Have the Mekong Giant catfish and the Freshwater giant stingray ever been bred in captivity ?
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    River Safari
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    Zooish
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    16 Mar 2013
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