11 October 2012

Let your little animals meet ours: Dramatic devil firefish

One of the Two Oceans Aquarium’s awe-inspiring creatures is undoubtedly the devil firefish (Pterois miles). We can sit and stare and these graceful beauties for hours.

And you won’t need to go on the hunt to find this enchanting creature, as the devil firefish tank is situated near the entrance.

Devil firefish facts

  • In South Africa, there are five species of devil firefish, and each species has its own special markings
  • Pterois miles translates, in English, to “winged soldier”
  • This Indian Ocean fish occurs along the east coast of South Africa, around India and Indonesia, and along the east coast of Australia
  • Devil firefish are expert stalkers, and their prey consists primarily of small crabs and a few shrimps or squid
  • Its dorsal spines are tools of defence, as they are poisonous

You, too, can experience the wonder of the devil firefish at this year’s aSCAREium, which takes place on Saturday, 27 October 2012.

A night of funtabulous excitement and laughter awaits you and your children. From 19h00, not only will you and your young ones enjoy a night filled with games, face-painting, magic shows and arts and crafts, but you will also have the opportunity to learn about the weird and simply wonderful inhabitants of the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Set your imagination free and dress as a winged soldier, mermaid, prince, crime-fighting superhero or whatever you can think of, and enjoy a night of good old family fun, while learning a little more about the Aquarium’s enchanting creatures. Book tickets for aSCAREium today!

Space is limited, so book your tickets online.

The aSCAREium will be open from 19h00 until 22h00, and should be great fun for all children under the age of 13.

For more information about the aSCAREium and the Two Oceans Aquarium, please contact our members centre on +27 (0)21 418 3823 or email members@aquarium.co.za.

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