Matsyadarshini, an aquarium, set up and maintained by Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, is located near Ramakrishna beach
in Visakhapatnam District
of Andhra Pradesh
. This aquarium has 18 large and medium sized tanks showcasing both the marine and fresh water species.
The marine varieties include the butterfly fishes, the lion fish, long horn cow fish, surgeon major, peacock wrasse, Moorish idol, stone fish, perch dusky, red squirrel fish, clown fish, trigger fish, damsels, angels, coral trout, reed fish, electric ray, porcupine fish and sweet lip rabbit fish.
Besides the fishes, Matsyadarshini has rare marine invertebrates. The starfishes in gray, red and brown colors, orange and white tentacle anemones, sea anemones in green, pink, blue, light yellow and brown colors and the carpet anemones are a delight to watch.
Matsyadarshini is open on all days from 09.00 to 21.00 hrs.