Matsyadarshini Aquarium Overview
Matsyadarshini Aquarium is a beautiful air-conditioned aquarium located on the shore of Ramakrishna Beach. The aquarium was set up and managed by Municipal Corporation of Visakhapatnam. The site was a Municipal Commissioner’s Bungalow until May 1990 however it was turned into an aquarium in 1994.
Housing more than 20 medium and large sized tanks, the aquarium is famous for displaying the fresh water and marine fish and various aquatic animals. Apart from this, the aquarium also exhibits many rare aquatic species, which were bought from distant lands such as Singapore and Malaysia.
Tourists can witness varieties of the Long Horn Cow Fish, Surgeon Major, Butterfly Fishes, The Lion Fish, Peacock Wrasse, Stone Fish and Red Squirrel Fish in the aquarium. Apart from this, Trigger Fish, Perch Dusky, Clown Fish, Damsels, Sweet Lip Rabbit Fish, Angels, Electric Ray and Porcupine Fish are the other prominent species in the aquarium.