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Discussion in 'Fantasy Zoos' started by Moorish, 1 Sep 2017.

  1. Moorish

    Moorish Active Member

    10 Jun 2017
    Cincinnati OH
    This is my first fantasy aquarium, This is an extremely large aquarium with multiple large exhibits.

    Freshwater Gallery
    This is one of the smaller gallerys in the aquarium.
    There are 10 displays/exhibits in this gallery.

    1. Mata-Mata, American Alligator and Green Treefrog
    2. Golden Perch, Wattled Jacana, Alligator Snapping Turtle, Largemouth Bass
    3. Australian Lungfish, Marbled Lungfish, Spotted African Lungfish
    4. Stinkpot Turtle, Arapaima, White Blotched River-Stingray
    5. Caecilian, Spotfin Tetra, Glowlight Tetra, Pacu
    6. Gharial, Caiman, Dwarf Gourami, Moonlight Gourami
    7. Betta,
    8. Alligator Gar, Pineapple Pleco, Leopard Pleco
    9. Convict Cichlid, Oscar Cichlid, Bumblebee Cichlid, Frontosa, Parrot Cichlid, Texas Cichlid, Midas Cichlid
    10. River Hatchetfish, Electric Eel, Golden Nugget Pleco

    These exhibits are all very planted and beautiful, with many different species of Lily pad. The most popular of these exhibits is the Alligator tank, which has a transparent floor where you can see the alligator.

    This is a large gallery with 12 exhibits. The exhibits here are 99% non-reef tanks. In the back of the gallery there is a large Kelp Forest exhibit.

    1. Old Wife, Ornate Cowfish, Shaw's Cowfish, Magpie Morwong, Crested Morwong, Stripey
    2. Garibaldi, California Sheephead, Ochre Starfish, Cushion Starfish, Bluebanded Goby, California Moray Eel, Senorita, Leopard Shark
    3. Copper Rockfish, China Rockfish, Striped Seaperch, Kelp Greenling, Giant Kelpfish
    4. Pacific Octopus, Nautilus, Deep Sea Isopod, Japanese Spidercrab
    5. Lumpfish, Wolf Eel, Giant Sea Urchin, Blackeye Goby
    6. Common Seahorse, Pacific Seahorse, Banded Pipefish
    7. Pineapple Fish, Snipefish, Razorfish, Weedy Pipefish
    8. Common Seahorse, Coon Striped Shrimp, Northern Clingfish, Flag Rockfish
    9. Decorated Warbonnet, Horn Shark, Giant Green Anemone, Swell Shark, C-O Sole,
    10. Silver Sweep, Longnose Hawkfish, Mexican Hogfish, Vermillion Rockfish
    11. Black Surfperch, Blue Rockfish, Kelp Perch, Barracuda, Sardines, Anchovies
    12. Bat Ray, Halfmoon, Opaleye

    This exhibit does not feature many reef tanks. The Kelp Forest tank is somewhat tall and has live kelp. This gallery is based around Deep Sea exhibits and Kelp Forests.

    Caribbean Reef
    This Gallery has 5 exhibits, The largest of these exhibits is the cylinder reef in the center of the gallery.

    1. Box Jellyfish, Moon Jellyfish, Sea Walnut, Upside Down Jellyfish, Pacific Sea Nettle
    2. Clown Wrasse, Doctorfish, Florida Pompano, Nassau Grouper, Silver Porgy, Rusty Goby
    3. Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Spanish Slipper Lobster, Spotted Spiny Lobster,
    4. Lettuce Sea Slug, Apricot Sidegill Slug, Mysterious Headshield Slug
    5. Lookdown, Green Sea Turtle, Sharksucker, Boga, Balloonfish, Jackknife Fish, Hogfish, Spanish Hogfish, Cuban Hogfish, Yellowhead Wrasse, French Angelfish, Gray Angelfish, Permit, Cownose Ray, Porkfish, Brittlestar, Spotted Trunkfish, Puddingwife Wrasse, Spotted Drum, Black Durgon, Queen Triggerfish

    Great Barrier Reef
    This exhibit has species from The Great Barrier Reef and some areas around New Zealand and the Pacific. It has 6 exhibits.
    1. Crown of Thorns Starfish, Anemone Clownfish, Clown Anemonefish, Tomato Clownfish
    2. Golden Trevally, Clownfish, Fourstripe Butterflyfish, Threadfin Damselfish, Arc Eye Hawkfish
    3. Zebra Moray Eel, Coral Catfish, Green Moray Eel, Snowflake Moray Eel, Ribbon Eel, Garden Eel, Leopard Moray
    4. Pom Pom Crab
    5. Commerson's Frogfish
    6. Emperor Angelfish, Undulated Triggerfish, Clown Triggerfish, Chevron Butterflyfish, Philippine Butterflyfish, Foxface, Orange Anthias, Powder Blue Tang, Green Chromis, Mantis Shrimp, Vagabond Butterflyfish, Coral Grouper, Flashlightfish, Dogface Puffer, Reef Triggerfish, Blue Tang, Mandarinfish, Spotted Mandarin Dragonet, Bannerfish, Moorish Idol, Roundfaced Batfish, Batfish, Teira Batfish, Longnosed Butterflyfish, Humphead Wrasse, Bumphead Parrotfish, Regal Angelfish, Kole Tang
  2. animal_expert01

    animal_expert01 Well-Known Member

    13 Sep 2015
    QLD Australia
    Most of the animals you have proposed to keep together are eithier not compatible, from different geopgraphic regions, or both.