#49: Our Reef Residents - New Barracuda!

We are currently in the process of acclimating all of the fish that were collected on the 2009 Bahamas spring collecting expedition to the Giant Ocean Tank (GOT). One of our favorites is this juvenile barracuda (cuda for short). Before going on exhibit, all of our fish undergo a three-minute freshwater dip and a one hour formalin dip. This helps to eliminate parasites. During this formalin dip the cuda is nestled nicely with his tank mates.

Once the fish have finished their dips, they go into acclimation chambers within the GOT. Here the cuda is in a floating pen where he will remain for a couple of weeks along with the needlefish.



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