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5 Things I Learned About Toby

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 by in Species Highlights


Ask anyone who has been to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium to share a few of the animals saw during their visit. Chances are they will rattle off a list of highlights—sharks, stingrays, eels, lionfish, puffers, seahorses and Toby. The only fish in the Aquarium with a name, Toby’s impressive size and willingness to tolerate a seemingly endless stream of humans posing for “kissing” photos have made the giant gourami the star of many social media feeds. There’s more to Toby than distinctive lips, though. Here are five fish facts about a fan favorite:

Giant gourami are native to Southeast Asia, but you can learn more about them (and snap a selfie with Toby) at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium—where curiosity is only natural.