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I went to the Baltimore Aquarium today and I will be posting about my experiences later with pics. They didnt have any piranha except a few ~10 inch nattereri in an open top tank in the Amazon section. Looks like they need to redo their signs:
 

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Here is one of the red bellies. I felt sorry for them as they didnt seem appreciated
 

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Man.. that P looks unhappy. How was their set-up and was it even close to their natural habitat?? Yeah, you should've took the incentive to tell them about their outdated sign.
 

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What is that in the tank with it? Hay?

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Yeah they were mentioned in the Amazon river exhibit then when I went up to the Amazon jungle section (a greenhouse on the top with parrots and plants and such), there were 4 of the guys in an open topped small aquarium with what appeared to be "natural" amazon substrate. It was weird and defiantly not what I expected. I did not expect a shrine or anything but I expected a little more of an exhibit than 4 dinky red bellies in a pond. There was a sign that said "Please dont put your hands in the water". Of course EVERYONE that walked by was like "ooooooo...its a PIRANHA!!!" It was quite disappointing in this respect.
 

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you shoulda went to the Cleveland Zoo while in Ohio to see the Piraya and Natt exhibits, they were awe inspiring, as well as the awesome north america pond/wolf exhibit
 

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It pissed me off, like everyone that walked by was like "DONT PUT YOUR HAND IN THE TANK!" That is the "red belly, fiercest of all fish!" God. I wanted to puke.
 

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Agree, next time you should tell them about the outdated sign and info...maybe you can share with them some material and save the pour Natts in there...!
 

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Well atleast they have p's in the aquariums, as long as the people can learn and as long as they come on here to get their edumacation then it's all good. Kev and me were dissapointed that Oregon doesn't have an aqua with p's in it or at the zoo either, but atleast we get to admire ours and Franks.
 

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hehe..i quess frank needs to pay them a visit
 

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Yeah, I went to the Washington Zoo here in Portland, OR with my gf and I was stoked cause it was all redone and they had a new "Amazon" exhibit, I went there and saw a bunch of huge pacu's and one arowana(didn't know they were from the amazon, thought they were from the Asia Peninsula)...I was quite disappointed to see no red bellies...not even a mention to them even being from the amazon. Hopefully I'm going to the San Diego zoo soon...last time I went I coulda swore there were piranha there...any californians wanna confirm or disconfirm before I head out?
 

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Hopefully I'm going to the San Diego zoo soon...last time I went I coulda swore there were piranha there...any californians wanna confirm or disconfirm before I head out?
Cant help you on this one RCR. I been to the San Diego zoo, must admitt its a badass!!! But I dopnt ever remember seeing any aquatic displays.. Anyone from So Kali know??
 

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It was hardly an education. It was very suprised it was an open top tank.....
the cleveland Natt tank was open top too, they had big turtles in with them too

people said the same thing there so I did put my hand in the tank
 

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there is a big exibit in scotland (bit far for you guys) and i have been meaning to go for 3 years but never have yet which has loads of p's i think may be reds .
i keep going to the wrong side of scotland doing the water sports and it would be a hike to get there on one of those trips but i may make a day of it during the summer on one of my days off
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rosecityrhom Posted on May 20 2003, 06:30 AM
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Yeah, I went to the Washington Zoo here in Portland, OR with my gf and I was stoked cause it was all redone and they had a new "Amazon" exhibit, I went there and saw a bunch of huge pacu's and one arowana(didn't know they were from the amazon, thought they were from the Asia Peninsula)...I was quite disappointed to see no red bellies...not even a mention to them even being from the amazon. Hopefully I'm going to the San Diego zoo soon...last time I went I coulda swore there were piranha there...any californians wanna confirm or disconfirm before I head out?
Stop by the Santa Barbara Zoo. They have 25 or so foot long P. nattereri with even a long horn skull in the display. Quite impressive, looks like the fish are under a dock. Included are sloths, huge fruit bats, snakes etc.
 

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Stop by the Santa Barbara Zoo. They have 25 or so foot long P. nattereri with even a long horn skull in the display. Quite impressive, looks like the fish are under a dock. Included are sloths, huge fruit bats, snakes etc.
Damn it. I shoulda gone there!
 

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Sounds pretty disappointing to me, X (well, the piranha 'exhibit': the other pics were pretty sweet!)

Maybe it's an idea to start a 'Zoo Locator' (with some pics, a list of interesting species, member 'reviews'), similar to PFury's Store Locator
 

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I work as a volunteer at the aquarium. I have already told them many times about naming them correctly.

The tank is actually over 150 US gallons, though it doesn't look like it.

I have offered to swap out those fish with some other piranha, but they have a proposal in, and it takes like 5-7 years to make a change. But maybe some day soon I can get them to swap out those fish. They have been there for 15 or more years.
 
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