My trip to Bergen Aquarium

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My trip to Bergen Aquarium

Post by Troender » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:19 pm

Yesterday I visited Bergen Aquarium, and had a good time as usual. There were som "old aquaintances" there in the tanks. :D But the one I looked forward to seeing the most, wasn't there: the Colomesus psittacus, Trine, they had there the last time I visited. I had so looked forward to seeing her again! I hope she is still alive and well, and only not on display at the moment. They did have an awful lot of irrubescos in one tank, though. I really hope they won't kill each other... :(

Well, I have some pics from the trip, and I will share them in the days to come. I start with the two species I enjoyed the most: the penguins (I don't know the species) and the Atlantic wolffish. I really love the wolffish, as it's so ugly it's almost cute.

A lot of penguin pics first:
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Re: My trip to Bergen Aquarium

Post by Troender » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:23 pm

Atlantic wolffish:

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Re: My trip to Bergen Aquarium

Post by LilGreenPuffer » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:50 pm

That wolffish is awesome!
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Re: My trip to Bergen Aquarium

Post by xrayjeeper83 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:55 pm

What no puffers for us to see.......


That wolf would be awesome to have
RTR wrote:Fahakas do not have tank mates, they may have swimming food reserves.

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Re: My trip to Bergen Aquarium

Post by Troender » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:45 pm

xrayjeeper83 wrote:That wolf would be awesome to have
It would also be too large to have. I quote Wikipedia: "The largest specimen recorded measured 150 cm (almost 5 ft) long and weighed almost 18 kg (40 lbs)". BTW it's a cold water fish.
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Re: My trip to Bergen Aquarium

Post by xrayjeeper83 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:13 am

never said feasible just awesome LOL
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Re: My trip to Bergen Aquarium

Post by hadla » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:02 pm

yeah id love to have an arowana but they get too big also
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Re: My trip to Bergen Aquarium

Post by Troender » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:56 pm

We used to get them in the fishing net when I was a child. They lay in the bottom of the boat, trying to bite our feet. We used to plug their mouth with a large rock, and then we could hear them crunching on it.

Here's a cousin of the atlantic wolffish: the spotted wolffish.
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Re: My trip to Bergen Aquarium

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:59 pm

They lay in the bottom of the boat, trying to bite our feet.
Ouch!
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Re: My trip to Bergen Aquarium

Post by Troender » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:07 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:Ouch!
:lol: Luckily we managed to keep our feet out of their mouth until we plugged them with a rock. They feed mostly on sea urchins - that's why they need those strong mouths and teeth.
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Re: My trip to Bergen Aquarium

Post by Troender » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:30 pm

So for more tasty friends (the wolffish is considered to be tasty, but I've never tasted it - AFAIK that is :lol: ).

Seabass:
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Sea trout (which I really would like to get on a fishing hook):
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A lumpsucker. A fish I also remember from our fishing when I was a child. My father tried to release them from the net, and they used to swin right into it again. :lol:
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LOTS of salmon. I really wish I could go fishing here!
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Some kind of ray with its tail lifted. I like rays.
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A cute little camouflaged ray.
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I don't know the name of this grumpy little guy.
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This is a really bad pic, but it shows the common dragonet with its fins straight up. I loved his fins!
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Re: My trip to Bergen Aquarium

Post by Troender » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:43 pm

The closest I can come to a puffer in my pics: a boxfish. I don't know the species. Sorry about the poor pics, but my 13-year old company was getting tired of her aunt taking all those pics.

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Re: My trip to Bergen Aquarium

Post by xrayjeeper83 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:54 pm

I really need to stop at the Atlanta aquarium on the way to Tenn at the beginning of august
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Re: My trip to Bergen Aquarium

Post by jus85411 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:40 am

Troender wrote:Sea trout (which I really would like to get on a fishing hook)
you and me both! looks almost like your standard brown trout. i think here they call them weakfish. unless thats a completely different species. i dont go saltwater fishing much, i wish i did.

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Re: My trip to Bergen Aquarium

Post by Troender » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:08 am

Some more pics:

They don't have many sharks, but these two are really cool!
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And now the reptiles. They actually have some of them.
I am just fascinated of the toes on the back feet of this guy.
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This is a cool little guy:
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This is another cute little guy. Last time i visited the aquarium, they were mating right in front of me.
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Ok, not a reptile, but a Walrus Head. I've never seen one before, so I was quite fascinated, even though I am scared of spiders. It was larger than I thought it would be.
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This one was quite relaxed. :lol:
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You Americans are probably not impressed by pics of crocs, but I am not used to seeing one. This one I wouldn't try fighting with :wink:
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A curious little thing:
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And they are quite cute when they are small.
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Another cute little thing:
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A snake guarding its eggs.
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A beautiful snake!
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And this is Vitus, a seal:
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And that's it! That was a quick look into what Bergen aquarium has to offer.
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