Blacktip Reef Update: Hundreds of Fish Introduced to the Exhibit!

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Hundreds of tropical fish have just been introduced to their new home, our Blacktip Reef exhibit!

Each of these fish plays an important role in making Blacktip Reef a complete and functional ecosystem. Guests will be able to see how species school together and interact with each other – some will connect through play while others will through important symbiotic behaviors like cleaning.

Over the next two weeks, the fish will be given time to settle into their new home. At the end of this month, larger animals including our blacktip reef sharks and rays will be introduced to the exhibit!

Stay tuned for more updates as Blacktip Reef continues to come to life! 

8 Responses to “Blacktip Reef Update: Hundreds of Fish Introduced to the Exhibit!”


  1. 1 Purvis Coley Sr. July 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Must be a rewarding job!

  2. 3 SEO Fort Myers July 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    That’s an awesome job! Though cleaning the tank would take forever!

    • 4 National Aquarium July 12, 2013 at 9:46 am

      Thanks! And yes, it’s definitely going to take longer but we have an amazing team of volunteer/staff divers that are happy to get in the exhibit to do it!

  3. 5 Wendy Golden July 11, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Yeah! I can’t wait!

  4. 6 Maria Eckart July 12, 2013 at 8:44 am

    My son and I love to come to the aquarium and as members, we do so frequently. We have been following Rooney’s recovery and we are really looking forward to seeing the new Black Tip Reef exhibit. My son calls Calypso his friend and even got to toss her a brussel sprout on one of our previous visits. We spent his birthday there for Sleepover with the Sharks, and we saw it under construction, so we are anxious to see it finished!! Thank you for all that you do for conservation and education. God Bless all of you.

    • 7 National Aquarium July 12, 2013 at 9:43 am

      Thanks for your note, Maria! It truly means so much to us to have you and your family as members. We can’t wait for you and your son to see Calypso in her new home!

      Also, some of the new Shark Sleepovers will be in our underwater viewing area next to the new exhibit…do we smell a second round birthday at the Aquarium? We hope so! Let us know when his birthday is so we can be prepared!


  1. 1 Meet the New Neighbors! Blacktip Reef Sharks Added to Exhibit! | National Aquarium - WATERblog Trackback on July 29, 2013 at 3:17 pm

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