The Denver Downtown Aquarium may be small compared to some larger establishments, but it is still packed with a wide variety of interesting fresh and saltwater creatures. We’ve previously posted about the Denver Aquarium’s terminal phase hardwicki wrasse, the video of spawning short unicorn surgeonfish and our idol, the Falcifer butterflyfish. In addition to all the normal aquarium fare we regularly keep, the Denver Aquarium like many institutions has the room to house huge catfish, sharks, arowanas and all the coldwater animals which the majority of ordinary aquarists ignore.
Yesterday we were fortunate to walk the exhibits of the Denver Aquarium with a modest crowd meaning that our camera lens had plenty of face time with the exhibit animals. In addition to some huge freshwater monster fish, we were particularly taken by a handful of neat elasmobranchs (sharks), some neat coldwater species, and a very colorful slippery dick caught our eye. We’re proud to be holding Reef Stock IV at the Denver Downtown Aquarium and we look forward to making a formal announcement about this exciting event very soon. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures.