Coral

LIVE CORAL TANK

From above, corals look like rocks… but they are really very fragile and beautiful animals. Yes, they are alive! Corals do not make their own food like plants. They have tiny tentacle-like arms that they use to capture their food from the water and sweep into their mouths. Most reef-building corals contain photosynthetic algae, called zooxanthellae, that live in their tissues. The corals and algae have a symbiotic relationship. The coral provides the algae with a home, and in return, the algae help feed the coral

Healthy coral reefs are one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth. However, coral ecosystems face serious threats, mainly from the effects of global climate change, unsustainable fishing and land-based pollution.

By propagating our own corals here at the aquarium, we avoid harvesting these precious creatures from the ocean. The conditions of our exhibits, water chemistry, and lighting, promote coral growth and keep them vibrant, healthy, and beautiful!

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