Aquarium Project

NO ANIMALS WILL BE MIXED IN WITH ANOTHER SPECIES’ TANK

Amphibians

Amphibian facts

  • Amphibians adapted to the color of where they are living.
  • Although some are small, most amphibians are predators
  • Amphibian actually means double life
  • It is an ectothermic vertebrae, as it spends most of its early life in water

  • The red-eye tree frog’s eyes are red to scare away predators
  • It uses its green body to hide from nighttime predators
  • The red-eye tree frog is about the size of a tea cup
  • It is also called the red-eye leaf frog
  • The red-eye tree frog lives in the humidity of the amazon rainforest
  • It is in good health in numbers where it lives
  • Despite their colors, they are not poisonous
  • The red-eye tree frog has sticky feet for climbing trees

The amphibians will be put into 3 separate tanks with 5 red-eye tree frogs in each tank.

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Mammals

Mammal facts

  • Humans are mammals
  • Mammals usually carry babies in their bellies
  • Two hundred and 70 million years ago, the first mammals roamed
  • Even though dolphins and whales live in the sea, they also are mammals
  • Mammals were one of the first land roamers.

  • The Peruvian guinea pig has very long hair
  • The Peruvian guinea pigs hair needs to be groomed daily
  • The guinea pig originated from the south, but then came to northern America by boat
  • The Peruvian guinea pig has the longest hair out of all the guinea pigs
  • The Peruvian guinea pig eats hay and grass
  • It lives in South America, and has good health.

There will be 5 mammal tanks with 3 Peruvian guinea pigs in each tank

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Birds

Bird facts

  • A bird is an endothermic vertebrae that has feathers and a four chambered heart, and lays eggs
  • A birds bones are nearly hollow, making it easy for them to fly
  • Most birds can fly
  • Almost all birds have feathers

  • Penguins are arctic birds that cannot fly
  • Their feathers are slick and waterproof to help them swim
  • Baby penguins do not have this coat of feathers, and they need their parents to get food for them
  • The smallest penguin is the fairy penguin.
  • The fairy penguin is half the size of a regular penguin, and around the height of a baby penguin
  • They live in the arctic, eat fish, and are in good condition

They will be in 1 large tank, with 20 penguins in it

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Mollusks

Mollusk facts.

  • Invertebrates
  • Has a mantle to protect organs
  • Mantle produces its shell.
  • Moves with its feet.
  • Has kidneys
  • Most numerous type of mollusks are gastropods
  • Gastropods include snails and slugs.

  • The common cuttlefish has their foot on the same side as their stomach, hence the name stomach foot
  • The common cuttlefish is a saltwater animal
  • The common cuttlefish is a cephalopod
  • Live in the tropics
  • Currently in good health

They will live in 3 tanks, with 1 in each tank

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Sponges

Sponge facts

  • Sponges are animals, but don’t move
  • People thought sponges were plants for a very long time
  • Despite not moving, sponges collect food from the water, classifying them as an animal.
  • Sponges have pores to absorb food

  • The demosponge lives in a reef
  • The demosponge lives in tropical areas
  • The demosponge feeds off of bacteria in the water
  • They originated around north Greenland
  • They are currently in a healthy population
  • They are also sometimes classified as a subspecies because of their multiple variations

They will all be in one tank of 5 sponges

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