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We hope you enjoy reading about Bristol Aquarium news, display updates and behind-the-scenes stories. For more information on a particular news story please contact the aquarium office on 0117 929 8929.

Apple Snails

January 24, 2015

A trio of apple-sized snails are settling in to their new home at Bristol Aquarium after being donated by a member of the public. The Harbourside aquarium was gifted the three orange apple snails earlier this month and, following a spell in quarantine, they have now gone on display in their blind cave fish tank. […]


January 16, 2015

SEXY SHRIMPS ON SHOW AT BRISTOL AQUARIUM A quartet of ‘sexy shrimps’ has gone on show at Bristol Aquarium for the first time. The tiny crustaceans are famed for their bizarre, booty-shaking dance which has led to their provocative common name. The diminutive marine creatures, which measure only a few centimetres in length, are originally from […]

Fishy Census

January 9, 2015

** AQUARIUM COMPILES FISH-LIST FOR NEW YEAR STOCK TAKE ** A New Year stock-take with a difference is taking place from Saturday January 10th to Sunday January 11th at Bristol Aquarium with their own version of a ‘fishy census’. In January staff undertake a comprehensive count of all their residents and this year they’re inviting […]

Santa’s sprouts’ treat

December 24, 2014

Santa Claus paid a surprise visit to Bristol Aquarium to deliver some unusual gifts in the shape of Brussels sprouts to some of their aquatic residents. Father Christmas dropped in to help hand feed the inhabitants of the Harbourside attraction’s open-top Amazon display. The 60,000-litre freshwater display is home to a variety of pacus, catfish, […]

Jelly babies

December 22, 2014

Bristol Aquarium is awash with dozens of juvenile jellyfish. The horde of moon jellyfish, known as a ‘smack’ were donated by another UK aquarium to form part of captive breeding programmes at the Harbourside wildlife attraction. Moon jellyfish get their name from the four purplish ‘half moons’ on top of their transparent ‘bell’. This bell […]

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