Domestic Freshwater Fish
In this section of the Haus des Meeres you can see domestic freshwater fish, scallops and crabs.
Two species of cyprinid fish - common barbel and common nase – are the two most found fish species in the Danube river in Vienna.
Common zingel, streber, schraetzer, the danube ruff and the volga zander live only in the Danube river and the neighboring waters.
Wels catfish can grow over three meters, however these days such long exemplars are found very seldom.
The northern pike and common carp are with trout the most known species of domestic fish.
The biggest, not extinct representative of this species is the Chinese giant salamander. It can exceptionally reach length of 1,8 m. In his habitat, China, this amphibian lives in cold clean rivers or lakes, where the temperature doesn’t surpass 15°C. Salamander lies still in wait for fish or crabs.