Animal Update – January 3

national aquarium animal update

Two angelfish species added to Atlantic Coral Reef exhibit! 

A queen angelfish and a french angelfish have been introduced into our Atlantic Coral Reef exhibit.

There are over 80 species of angelfish inhabiting the world’s oceans. These tropical fish make their homes in shallow waters surrounding coral reefs!

Did you know? Queen angelfish get their name from the crown-like ring that sits on their heads.

Starry puffer introduced into Blacktip Reef!

Our Blacktip Reef exhibit has a new resident – a starry pufferfish!

national aquarium starry puffer

Starry puffers can only be found in the Indo-Pacific region. Measuring up to 4 feet in length, they are one of the largest identified species of pufferfish in the world!

Be sure to check back every Friday to find out what’s happening!

1 Response to “Animal Update – January 3”


  1. 1 Yuang T. January 4, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I have been keeping freshwater angels for years and really would like to get into marine angels at some point. I’m a bit worried though because they seem a lot harder to care for. I had no idea there are 80 species of just marine angelfish! Cool posts here. I have a life long goal to come to the national aquarium… until then.. I only follow your blog like a drooling puppy haha.


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