Salvinia

SALVINIA

This display contains Giant Salvinia, an invasive fern from Brazil. It is the most problematic aquatic plants in our local lakes and waterways. It damages aquatic ecosystems by outgrowing and replacing native plants that provide food and habitat for native animals and waterfowl. Additionally, it blocks out sunlight and decreases oxygen to the detriment of fish and other aquatic animals. Giant salvinia infestations often expand very rapidly. It can double in size in about a week under the right circumstances.  

Watercraft owners are encouraged to clean boats and trailers before leaving salvinia infested water bodies. Game wardens will issue tickets for transport of salvinia species, as well as other prohibited plants.

SHREVEPORT AQUARIUM
  1. TRIGGERFISH + MORE
  2. PORCUPINE FISH + MORE
  3. PORKFISH + MORE
  4. SKUNK CLOWNFISH + MORE
  5. BURRFISH + MORE
  6. LIONFISH
  7. POISON DART FROGS
  8. BABY ALLIGATORS
  9. BLUEGILL
  10. ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLES
  11. SALVINIA
  12. ALBINO COMMON SNAPPING TURTLE
  13. POND TURTLES
  14. SHORELINE TOUCHPOOLS
  15. COMMON OCTOPUS
  16. SPOTTED SPINY LOBSTERS
  17. MORAY EELS + MORE
  18. SHARK TUNNEL
  19. STINGRAYS
  20. HORSESHOE CRABS + MORE
  21. JAWFISH + MORE
  22. EQUIPMENT ROOM
  23. MOON JELLIES
  24. ANTHIAS
  25. PAJAMA CARDINALFISH
  26. SEAHORSES/PIPEFISH
  27. WOLF EEL + MORE
  28. SEA NETTLES
  29. LIVE CORAL TANK