Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park Facts and Trivia

Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park Facts and Trivia

BACKGROUND

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Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park Facts and Trivia

  • First to breed successful generations of Barton Springs salamanders in captivity.
  • First to breed successful generations of Comal Springs salamanders in captivity.
  • First to breed successful generations of Texas blind salamanders in captivity.
  • Maintains and breeds four species of desert pupfish in captivity (both are extirpated in wild) — Megupsilon aporus — catarina pupfish and Cyprinodon fontinalis— carbonara pupfish.
  • First aquarium to develop husbandry practices for maintaining walking batfish in captivity.
  • Awarded the Gerald Corcoran Memorial Aquatic Conservation Award -1995 for its desertfishes program.