In St Audoen’s NS we have an aquarium with lots of fish! These fish are Guppies.
The guppy (Poecilia Reticulata), also known as million-fish and rainbow fish is one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish species.
Guppies are live bearing, this means they give birth to their babies!
Guppies, whose natural range is in northeast South America, were introduced to many habitats and are now found all over the world. They are highly adaptable and thrive in many different environmental and ecological conditions.
Male guppies, which are smaller than females, have ornamental caudal and dorsal fins, while females are duller in colour.
You can see our fish in our Reception Area!
Squirt & RJ
Squirt and RJ came to live in St Audoen’s in 2013; they were given to us by a friend and were 15 years old when they arrived.
The yellow-bellied turtle (Trachemys scripta scripta) is a land and water turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. This species is native to the south eastern United States, specifically from Florida.
In the wild these turtles live in a wide variety of habitats, including slow-moving rivers, swamps, marshes, wetlands and ponds.
The turtles feed mainly in the morning and frequently bask on their log, they enjoy floating during the rest of the day. At night, they sleep on the bottom of their tank or on their log. The lifespan of yellow-bellied sliders is over 30 years in the wild and over 40 years in captivity.
You can see our turtles in our Reception Area!