Grandpa--our resident flathead catfish, a native of the Rio Grande. Photo Erich Schlegel.
Our 500-gallon Rio Grande aquarium features fish that currently or historically lived in the river in southern New Mexico and west Texas. Some of these are native fish species, such as longnose gars, and some are fish that have been introduced in recent decades, such as yellow bullheads. We also maintain a 20-gallon aquarium with smaller fish that would be eaten in the larger tank, such as red shiners, fathead minnows, gambusia, and a baby bluegill.
We will exhibit additional fish species in the future as specimens are collected or purchased. Come and visit!
The Rio Grande Aquarium was made possible in part by a grant from the Stocker Foundation.