Fishy stories at Sea Life

lifestyle February 09, 2018 15:05

By THE NATION

The eleventh animal in Chinese zodiac, the dog, is said to be man’s best friend.



What few dog lovers know is that there are three dog-related fish species and there’s no better time than Chinese New Year to make their acquaintance at Sea Life Bangkok, the world-class aquarium at Siam Paragon.

The fish with the greatest resemblance to a dog is the Dog-Faced Puffer with its round eyes and dog-like snout, but that is where the resemblance ends. A lot less friendly that the four-legged pooch, the puffer contains deadly tetrodotox, said to be up to 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide.

Wolf Eels are eels with fierce wolf-like features and strong jaws that easily allow them to handle hard-shell preys. Their most striking characteristic features are a large head and wide gaping mouth with sharp fangs.

Admission is Bt990 for adults and Bt790 for kids aged three to 11.

Find out more at www.SeaLifeBangkok.com or call (02) 687-2000.