Animal Encounters

Fun Animal Encounters

From a hairy tarantula to a talking African gray parrot, you never know what you’ll bump into in Ranger Rick's Backyard Safari at the Tennessee Aquarium!

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Animal Keeper

Animal Keeper Updates

Get a peek behind the scenes of the Aquarium’s Husbandry department. Read their weekly animal updates and get an insider’s look at caring for over 10,000 animals and plants.

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FISHES

Coral Shrimpfish

Aeoliscus strigatus

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Coral Shrimpfish

FUN FACTS

Hanging vertically in the water, these creatures are well hidden among the sea grasses they call home.


CONSERVATION
The Coral Shrimpfish are not listed as threatened.


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About This Animal

SIZE: 14 cm

RANGE: West Pacific and Indian Ocean

HABITAT: Sea grass beds

DIET:  Zooplankton