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28 May 2012

New fish for Newquay aquarium

A Newquay aquarium has taken special measures to ensure the happiness of its latest arrivals, a wise move given its notoriety in the wild.

Regarded by many marine experts as one of the most dangerous fish in the world, the boxfish are colourful little creatures, boasting bright yellow scales with small black spots spread across its body.

It’s relatively tepid appearance is massively misrepresentative of the threat it possesses however, as Blue Reef Aquarium’s Lee Charnock explained.

Boxfish are covered in hard, plate-like scales which give them their strange, square shape and also protect them from being eaten’ he said.

‘However, if this doesn't work, they exude a poisonous toxin through their skin which is so deadly, they are sometimes known as the neutron bomb fish.’

The Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay plays host to a range of fascinating range of marine life and represents a great day out whilst relaxing in some 5 star accommodation in Cornwall this summer.

Image credit: suneko 

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