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But the long-vacant space comes to life again today, when "Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants," a National Geographic exhibition, opens in the River Place building adjacent to the Tennessee Aquarium's ticketing center located in Aquarium Plaza.
The Monster Fish exhibit will be in Chattanooga through the beginning of March and will be free with Aquarium membership or Aquarium .
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The Monster Fish exhibit will be in Chattanooga through the beginning of March and will be free with aquarium membership or aquarium general admission. The University of Nevada, Reno, where Hogan is a researcher, is the exhibit's educational partner. Monster fish/aquarium: all my 4 aquarium - YouTube
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Some Monster aquarium fish commonly housed with Cichlids, Ancient Fish and other Monster fish don't fit neatly into standard categories. However, these species are popular within the aquarium hobby for their interesting habits, unique body shapes and coloration and overall cool factor. Whether from the blackwater rivers of the Amazon to the tropical jungle tributaries of southeast Asia, these fish species are some of the most intriguing and popular fish within greater freshwater aquarium…Dr. Zeb Hogan, an aquatic ecologist and National Geographic fellow who hosts a popular TV series on monster fish, will kick off the exhibit in person on Sept. 30, said Aquarium chief Keith Sanford.First and foremost, it should be said that monster fish are not for the normal hobbyist. They require huge aquariums, if not indoor or outdoor ponds and, unless you can afford the space for 500 gallons or more for one tank, other fish should be considered.Zeb Hogan hosts Nat Geo Wild's "Monster Fish," now in its sixth season. In each episode, Hogan immerses himself in a local culture, where fishing is often more than a sport or even a profession but a way of life. He tastes the regional cuisine, mingles at fish markets, listens to the harrowing stories of native fishermen and sleeps where his local guides do. Nat Geo Wild has scheduled a "Monster Fish" marathon from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, to celebrate the exhibit opening at the Tennessee Aquarium.A life-size replica of an arapaima is delivered to the Tennessee Aquarium for the National Geographic "Monster Fish" exhibit. World-renowned Staab Studios created the five life-size fish sculptures for the exhibition."Together with the 'River Giants' exhibit in River Journey and the aquarium's work to save animals such as lake sturgeon, visitors will have a chance to experience and learn about these fish in a totally immersive way," he says. "The Tennessee Aquarium will truly be a one-stop shop for all things 'monster' fish and the only place in the world where the public can find such a comprehensive collection of photos, videos, sculptures, games, live fish and conservation activities."