Natural Habitat

Brackish habitats exist when the sea meets freshwater rivers at estuaries. Brackish water is not as salty as marine water. This habitat is often a good nursery ground for developing young marine life before they head out to the reef.


Brackish fish often require a varied diet including animal based material and vegetable based items to mimic their wild diets.


As with all water bodies, pollution including plastic is affecting these ecosystems.

Here at the Zoo

Our brackish tanks have several species held within them including the banded archer fish and the green spotted puffer fish.