With FINDING DORY now the #1 movie of the year at the US box office, families may find themselves falling in love with the honorable regal tang. Keep in mind that regal tangs might not be the best choice for a family pet, but you can see many regal tangs up close at SEA LIFE Aquarium in Grapevine, Texas. (You will see a tank of clown fish, too!)
In addition to viewing several saltwater celebrities, including 21 regal tangs known popularly as “Dory”, the aquarium is adding a new educational “Stars of the Sea” feature that includes a special quiz trail and educational talks in the 360° Ocean Tunnel and Clownfish Caves.
Learn the latest fishy facts on tangs, clownfish, octopus and more starting July 12th and running throughout the month. Follow the quiz trail to find out who is the master of disguise, the creature with the perfect home, and why most of these animals don’t make great pets for home aquariums.
“Regal tangs, like many species you find in public aquariums, are not great for at-home aquariums,” said Karen Rifenbury, Aquarium Curator, SEA LIFE Grapevine. “They are hard to care for unless you have the proper training, typically do not get along well with other fish, and require a large aquarium and steady diet. Here at SEA LIFE we have the means, knowledge and methods to care for these species, and you can see them up close when you visit.”
For information on the attraction or to purchase tickets, visit www.visitsealife.com/grapevine.