"Fresh Water Aquarium." Special Capital Region of Jakarta Things to Do Tip by Sharrie


<BR><font face='papyrus', color='006699'><b>TAMAN AKUARIUM AIR TAWAR (TAAT) (THE FRESHWATER AQUARIUM)</b></font>: Covers an area of 5500 sq m with 2 stories & is located at the bank of TMII man-made lake adjacent to the Keong Emas Flower Garden.
<BR>TAAT is a description of 'Nusantara' living diversity, especially fish & other freshwater biotic communities in the form of a geographic aquarium. Indonesia with 17508 islands & the freshwater wetlands of about 25 million hectares has an abundant diversity of wildlife along with its ecosystems.
<BR>Large freshwater fish species of Indonesia include: <UL TYPE=square><LI>Jelawat/Kelemak from Sumatera & Kalimantan.
<LI>Seladang/Patin from Kalimantan.
<LI>Sugili, Sidat, Eel from Sulawesi.
<LI>The Saw-Shark & Stingray from Irian Jaya.
<LI>Kancera Carp from West Java. This species is held to be sacred.

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