Blue Reef takes stock from closed Isle of Wight aquarium


Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth is to be the new home for the fish and marine life formerly housed at the Fort Victoria Aquarium on the Isle of Wight, which shut earlier this month.

The aquarium at Yarmouth finally closed its doors after more than 30 years of operation, blaming rising costs, zoo licensing regulations and the increase in the number of larger public aquaria on the mainland.
The entire stock will now be housed at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth and will go on display after a period in quarantine.
The Fort Victoria Marine Aquarium mainly displayed native marine life, although it also included a number of tropical set-ups housing clownfish, triggers and puffers.
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