Where do we start?! It’s not surprising to learn that at St Andrews Aquarium we have literally hundreds of fish!

Lionfish at St Andrews Aquarium

From the exotic to the unusual, you will experience the full spectrum of aquatic inhabitants when you visit the Aquarium. There’s too many to go into online, however our favourites are:

Stingrays which use their venomous spine to protect themselves from predators.

Piranhas who group together to attack larger animals.

The Octopus who can move at great speed when the situation demands.

Pufferfish who inflate their body to scare away predators.

The Lionfish (shown above) whose spines contain poisonous venom.

And not to forget the Stonefish, the most deadly fish in the world.

Last year we welcomed our Mudskippers to the Aquarium with a brand new display - fish that can survive on land and in water. 

4 Fast & Fishy Fish Factoids

Factoid Number One

Mudskippers can catapult themselves up to two feet in the air.

Factoid Number Two

The Stonefish is the most venomous fish in the World.

Factoid Number Three

Fins on a Lionfish are as sharp as needles and are used to attack prey.

Factoid Number Four

Moray Eels have a second set of jaws in their throat which have teeth too!


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