See Dory Up Close at SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine

Finding Dory is making a splash at movie theaters, and kids are falling in love with the beautiful regal tang as a result.  However, it’s not a good idea for anyone untrained to purchase and attempt to care for this fragile, delicate species.  Luckily, you can see many regal tangs up close at SEA LIFE Aquarium in Grapevine, Texas.  Not only that, but there are plenty of clownfish for the Nemo lovers!

Regal tangs at SEA LIFE Grapevine

Here is the official press release from Sea Life:


Aquarium Features Special Events Surrounding Summer’s Hottest Movie

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (July 11, 2016)– SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium has expanded its summer offerings to meet a wave of interest in this film season’s most famous fish.

In addition to viewing several saltwater celebrities, including 21 regal tangs known popularly as “Dory”, the aquarium is adding a new educational “Stars of the Sea” feature that includes a special quiz trail and educational talks in the 360° Ocean Tunnel and Clownfish Caves.

Learn the latest fishy facts on tangs, clownfish, octopus and more starting July 12th and running throughout the month. Follow the quiz trail to find out who is the master of disguise, the creature with the perfect home, and why most of these animals don’t make great pets for home aquariums.

“Regal tangs, like many species you find in public aquariums, are not great for at-home aquariums,” said Karen Rifenbury, Aquarium Curator, SEA LIFE Grapevine. “They are hard to care for unless you have the proper training, typically do not get along well with other fish, and require a large aquarium and steady diet.  Here at SEA LIFE we have the means, knowledge and methods to care for these species, and you can see them up close when you visit.”

SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium is located at Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas 76051.  For more information call 877-819-7677 or visit

If you’re still not sure why blue tangs don’t make great pets, check out this video:

Let’s leave their care and upkeep up to the experts, alright? 🙂

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