Journey to a Coral Reef
See, touch and experience corals and surrounding marine life.
The world's first large-scale exhibit of coral reproduction is found here on this floor.
Realistically recreates coral reef of Okinawan seas
The Sea of Tropical Fish
The tropical sea is recreated from the beautiful sandy beaches, past the coral reefs to the open sea, from brightly it shallow crags to the dim caves. Take in an array of tropical fish raised in conditions that resemble their natural habitat.
Marine life found in this area
Video of the Sea of Tropical Fish tank
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Programs of the Tropical Fish Tank
Explanation with photographs are held to help your appreciate the colorful fish and other less known, rare fish found in Okinawa. Please feel free to ask questions.
- Explanation of the tank
- Explanation before feeding demonstration
- Explanation during feeding demonstration
The Tropical Fish Tanks Keep Getting Deeper! (Flash)The Tropical Fish Tanks Keep Getting Deeper!
- From the sun-kissed shallow pools to the dim caves, the tropical fish tanks are all connected so that the fish can move freely between different environments.
As you move from one tank to the next, you may feel as if you are diving ever deeper, first passing the inhabitants of the shallow pools, before encountering the denizens of the deep caves. What you see in the tanks bears close resemblance to the natural environment in which these fish live. Try pressing the button that sheds a few seconds' light upon the fish in the darkened caves.
- Don't miss the schools of moorish idol!
- The schools of moorish idol fish, with their beautiful black and yellow stripes, are really popular at the Aquarium. The fish will start to up the pace of their swimming when feeding time comes near. The colorful schools of parrotfish are famous, too.
- Pillars of Sunlight - Natural Oceanic Illumination
- For brief moments, pillars of undulating sunlight penetrate the water of the tanks like the aurora borealis. This is not artificial illumination - it is a natural phenomenon that occurs when sunlight enters the tank. Although it doesn't happen all the time, you might catch a glimpse in the early or late morning.