25 AQUATIC animal META-WISHLIST

Inspired by the meta wishlist by @random goat , I want to sum up the most important aquatic animals for people (which currently don't fit game mechanics), especially with all discussion of aquatic species.

This could help us see which animals are most required for aquariums, for future updates and for inspiration, and for the Aquarium game discussion.

I will later sum up the animals in a list like the meta-wishlist.

The rules:

  1. Must be water dwelling animals
  2. Semi-aquatic animals (pelicans, otters, sea turtles...) are allowed
  3. small aquarium animals are allowed
  4. No aviary birds

Rank​
Animal​
Votes​
1Manatee (West Indian 29, Amazonian 1, any 2)
32​
2Sea Turtle (Hawksbill 3, Loggerhead 4, Green 18, Ridley 1, any 3)
29​
3Giant Oceanic Manta ray
23​
Reef shark (blacktip 22, any 1)
23​
Sea otter
23​
6Beluga whale
22​
7Giant pacific octopus
20​
8Moray eel (Green 10, Zebra 1, Giant 1, Laced 1, Mediterranean 1, any 5)
19​
Red-bellied piranha
19​
Whale shark
19​
11Arapaima
18​
Pacific walrus
18​
13Bottlenose dolphin
17​
14Sawfish (Green 4, Smalltooth 1, Longcomb 1, Largetooth 5, Any 5)
16​
15Hammerhead shark (Great 11, Scalloped 2, any 2)
15​
Jelly (moon 9, lion mane's 2, upside down 1, any 3)
15​
17Clownfish (Red sea 1, Common 9, Any 4)
14​
Tang (Royal 3, Blue 8, Purple 2, Yellow 1)
14​
19Electric eel
13​
Killer whale (Orca)
13​
Seadragon (leafy 12, weedy 1)
13​
22Koi
11​
Ocean sunfish
11​
24Amazon river dolphin
9​
Harbor seal
9​
Lionfish (common 3, Red 4, Any 2)
9​
Sand tiger shark
9​
Seahorse (pacific 4, knobby 1, Lined 1, spotted 1, any 2)
9​
Zebra shark
9​
30Grouper (goliath 3, queensland 2, coral 1, any 2)
8​
Japanese spider carb
8​
Sturgeon (beluga 4, siberian 1, lake 1, white 1, any 1)
8​
33Cownose ray
7​
Leopard seal
7​
Lungfish (Australian 5, african 2)
7​
Spotted eagle ray
7​
37Little blue penguin
6​
Pacu
6​
Redtail catfish
6​
40Alligator gar
5​
Arowana (silver 3, asian 1, any 1)
5​
Asian small clawed otter
5​
Atlantic bluefin tuna
5​
Banded archerfish
5​
Chambered Nautilus
5​
Convict cichlid
5​
Copperband butterflyfish
5​
Humphead wrasse
5​
Leatherback sea turtle
5​
Narwhal
5​
Pelican (Great white 3, dalmatian 1, australian 1)
5​
Puffin (Atlantic 4, Tufted 1)
5​
River ray (Xingu 1, Ocellate 4)
5​
Southern stingray
5​
Tiger shark
5​
Vaquita
5​
53American paddlefish
4​
Dugong
4​
Great barracuda
4​
Great white shark
4​
Marine Iguana
4​
Nurse shark
4​
Peacock mantis shrimp
4​
Southern elephant seal
4​
65Alligator snapping turtle
3​
Bluespotted ribbontail ray
3​
Cuttlefish (Common 1, Giant 1, any 1)
3​
Emperor angelfish
3​
Epaulette shark
3​
indopacdific horseshoe crab
3​
Lagoon triggerfish
3​
Ribbon seal
3​
Sally light-footed crab
3​
Sandbar shark
3​
Starry pufferfish
3​
Stellar sea lion
3​
77Anglerfish
2​
Atlantic blue marlin
2​
Atlantic mudskipper
2​
Baikal seal
2​
Blue shark
2​
Bonnethead shark
2​
Bowmouth guitarfish
2​
Bull shark
2​
Fly river turtle
2​
Freshwater angelfish
2​
Giant isopod
2​
Goliath tigerfish
2​
Harbor porpoise
2​
Honeycomb whipray
2​
Japanese giant salamander
2​
King eider
2​
Long-spine porcupinefish
2​
Mako shark
2​
Mekong giant catfish
2​
New Zealand fur seal
2​
Northern pike
2​
Pacific white-sided dolphin
2​
parrotfish (Humphead 1, any 1)
2​
Pilot whale
2​
Platypus
2​
Southern rockhopper penguin
2​
Whitespotted bamboo shark
2​
104African Softshell Turtle
1​
American lobster
1​
Arrau turtle
1​
Asian water monitor
1​
Atlantic halibut
1​
Atlantic Salmon
1​
Australian ghostshark
1​
Australian water dragon
1​
Axilspot Hogfish
1​
Axolotl
1​
Banded sea-snake
1​
Black caiman
1​
Blackfin Icefish
1​
Blue ringed octopus
1​
Broadnose sevengill shark
1​
Candlefish
1​
Chinese White Dolphin
1​
Clown triggerfish
1​
Commerson's Dolphin
1​
Commerson's dolphin
1​
Common dolphin
1​
Common lobster
1​
Crown-of-thorns starfish
1​
Devil ray
1​
Devil's Hole Pupfish
1​
Eastern long-necked turtle
1​
Emperor penguin
1​
Emperor Red Snapper
1​
Eurasian otter
1​
European eel
1​
False killer whale
1​
Fiddler crab
1​
Fire eel
1​
Frogfish
1​
Gentoo Penguin
1​
Giant Pangasius
1​
Giant sea bass
1​
Goblin shark
1​
Green anaconda
1​
Harp seal
1​
Hawaiian monk seal
1​
Hooded seal
1​
Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips
1​
Lake Titicaca Frog
1​
Lingcod
1​
Longnose gar
1​
Longnose hawkfish
1​
Mandarinfish
1​
Marble cichlid (Oscar)
1​
Mata mata
1​
Mimic octopus
1​
Moon wrasse
1​
Moorish idol
1​
Mute swan
1​
Napoleon Wrasse
1​
Neon tetra
1​
Northern Stargazer
1​
Pacific cleaner shrimp
1​
Pacific lamprey
1​
Peters' Elephant-nosed fish
1​
Pineapple fish
1​
Pumkinseed
1​
Rainbow trout
1​
Rakali
1​
Razorfish
1​
Red Spine Sea Star
1​
Redtoothed triggerfish
1​
Reedfish
1​
Reef stonefish
1​
Ribbon eel
1​
Sailfin snapper
1​
School shark
1​
Senegal bichir
1​
Short-nosed unicornfish
1​
Siamese fighting fish
1​
Sixgill shark
1​
Sling-jaw Wrasse
1​
Spiny dogfish
1​
Splendid Garden Eel
1​
Spotted seal
1​
Stellate rabbitfish
1​
Swordfish
1​
Tassled wobbegong
1​
Tentacle snake
1​
Thornback ray
1​
Tiger barb
1​
Totoaba
1​
Water opposum
1​
Wels catfish
1​
Wolf eel
1​
…194Yangtze finless porpoise
1​

The list will be updated in a few days.

Assuming most of you are not fish nerds, here is a list of the roster of Megaquarium, for inspiration: https://www.neoseeker.com/megaquarium/Fish_List
 
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My list:

  1. Blacktip reef shark
  2. Sandbar shark
  3. Whale shark
  4. Zebra shark
  5. Manta ray
  6. Bat ray
  7. Bluespotted ribbontail ray
  8. Sea Otter
  9. Harbor seal
  10. Pacific walrus
  11. Beluga whale
  12. West indian manatee
  13. Hawksbill sea turtle
  14. Red sea clownfish
  15. Purple Tang
  16. Common lionfish
  17. Short nosed unicornfish
  18. Green moray
  19. Emperor angelfish
  20. Lagoon triggerfish
  21. Leafy seadragon
  22. Electric eel
  23. Pacu
  24. Red bellied piranha
  25. Giant pacific octopus
 
I decided to limit myself to species that would be in larger 'habitat-type' enclosures:

1. Zebra shark
2. Sandbar shark
3. Blacktip reef shark
4. Tope shark
5. Australian ghostshark
6. Green sawfish
7. Bowmouth guitarfish
8. Giant manta ray
9. Honeycomb whipray
10. Bluespotted ribbontail ray
11. Sea otter
12. Leopard seal
13. West Indian manatee
14. Loggerhead sea turtle
15. Yangtze finless porpoise
16. Mississippi paddlefish
17. Arapaima
18. Goliath tigerfish
19. Mekong giant catfish
20. Australian lungfish
21. Sailfin snapper
22. Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips
23. Humphead wrasse
24. Green moray eel
25. Atlantic halibut
 
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Realism/ blackfish be screwed! fun goggles activate!

1. Great White
2. Whale Shark
3. Blacktip Reef Shark
4. Sandbar Shark
5. Bottlenose Dolphin
6. Orca
7. Pilot Whale
8. Beluga
9. Narwhal
10. Giant Octopus
11. Marlin
12. Sea Turtle
13. Manta Ray
14. West Indian manatee
15. Walrus
16. Piranha
17. River Dolphin
18. Barracuda
19. Leopard Seal
20. Sea Otter
21. Spotted Eagle ray
22. Goblin Shark
23. Giant Spider Crab
24. Bluefin Tuna
25. Sawfish
 
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My list:
  • Whale shark (EN)
  • Beluga whale (LC)
  • West indian manatee (VU)
  • Leatherback sea turtle (VU)
  • Ocean sunfish (VU)
  • Giant oceanic manta ray (EN)
  • Giant Pacific octopus (No evaluated)
  • Killer whale (DD) Data deficient
  • Common bottlenose dolphin (LC)
  • Red bellied piranha (No evaluated)
  • Picasso triggerfish
  • Common clownfish (LC)
  • Atlantic goliath grouper (VU)
  • Blacktip reef shark (VU)
  • Jellyfish sp (Moon jellyfish, Crystal jelly, Luminous jellyfish, …)
  • Southern elephant seal (LC)
  • Pacific seahorse (VU) or Common seadragon (LC)
  • Xingu River ray (DD) Data deficient
  • Smalltooth sawfish (CR)
  • Peacock mantis shrimp
peacock mantis shrimp.jpg

  • Emperor angelfish (LC)
  • Napoleon fish (EN)
  • Sand tiger shark (CR)
  • Mandarin dragonet (LC)
  • Yellow-bellied sea snake (LC)
 
Can I make my list Please:
1. Orca
2. Leopard seal
3. Tiger shark
4. Great hammerhead
5. Spotted seal
6. Beluga
7. Narwhal
8. Common bottlenose dolphin
9. Giant oceanic manta ray
10. Spotted eagle ray
11. Blacktip reef shark
12. Electric eel
13. Zebra moray
14. Barracuda
15. Seahorse
16. Leafy seadragon
17. Manatee
18. Longnose hawkfish
19. Red lionfish
20. Coral grouper
21. Emperor angelfish
22. Stellate rabbitfish
23. Common clownfish
24. Paracanthurus
25. Piranha
 
Hmm... let me see... lotta good choices... although I fear quite a few are bit too small to make habitat status... probably wanna stick to larger animals... maybe something like this:
  1. Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula)
  2. American Lobster (Homarus americanus)
  3. Australian Lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri)
  4. Bonnethead Shark (Sphyrna tiburo)
  5. Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)
  6. Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus)
  7. Broadnose Sevengill Shark (Notorynchus cepedianus)
  8. Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
  9. Cownose Ray (Rhinoptera bonasus)
  10. Giant Arapaima (Arapaima gigas)
  11. Giant Manta Ray (Mobula birostris)
  12. Giant Moray Eel (Gymnothorax javanicus) or whatever Moray Eel that makes the most sense...
  13. Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)
  14. Giant Sea Bass (Stereolepis gigas)
  15. Great Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna mokarran)
  16. Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) or whatever Sea Turtle that makes the most sense...
  17. Japanese Spider Crab (Macrocheira kaempferi)
  18. Largetooth Sawfish (Pristis pristis)
  19. Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)
  20. Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola)
  21. Redtail Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus)
  22. Starry Pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) or whatever saltwater Pufferfish is the biggest (this is the biggest I could find)...
  23. West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus)
  24. Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus)
  25. Zebra Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum)
 
Mega Aquarium nerd here, with a background in Ichthyology.

1. Sea Otter
2. Steller Sea Lion
3. Dugong
4. Blue Sharks (Prionace glauca). Kept in captivity once before in San Diego, until they added bull sharks to the tanks, which ate the blues.
5. Bull Shark
6 Epaulette Shark
7. Lake Titicaca Frog
8. Baikal Seal
9. Rainbow Trout
10. Beluga Sturgeon
11. Marine Iguana
12. Ocean Mola
13. Pacific Lamprey
14. Vaquita (I know that cetaceans are controversial for reasons that I don't agree with, but the mexican government is resorting to a captive program since they can not halt the loss of the species, with less than 60 believed to be left alive, and less than 10 are thought to be breeding age females.)
15. Devil's Hole Pupfish- This species has been endangered since 1867 and is found in only a single water filled hole in Nevada. In recent years they built a special tanks to house them which is currently the only successful captive population. It mimic the hole they inhabit naturally. I would love for a special exhibit to house them that's based on the one at Ash Meadows Fish Conservation Facility.
16. Northern Stargazer- this fish generate electricity from it's ocular (eye) muscles. Meaning it can shock you by looking at you. And it has poisonous spines.
17. Peters' Elephant-nosed fish, electrogenic, they navigate by distortions to an electrical field around them. Also, part of an group of vertebrates whose sperm cells lack flagella.
18. Blackfin Icefish- A member of the notorious Channaichthydae family that has lost hemoglobin expression. This species is also one of the four independent loses of Myoglobin from heart muscle.
19. Leafy Sea Dragon
20. Fire Eel
21. Giant Pacific Octopus
22. Six gill Shark
23. Eulachon -An anadromous Smelt.
24. Reedfish (Ereptoichthys calacaricus)
25. Pineapple fish

Honestly, so many really really cool species and groups of fish. Took me days to choose 25 fish and aquatic creatures. Plus I resisted controversial but obvious choices. Though I didn't want to.
 
1. Caribbean Manatee
2. Amazon dolphin
3. Sea otter
4. Green turtle
5. Sea iguana
6. Asian small clawed otter
7. Vaquita
8. Bottlenose dolphin
9. Beluga
10. Walrus
11. Ribbon seal
12. Hawaiian seal
13. Elephant seal
14. Blacktip shark
15. Sand shark
16. Bowmouth guitarfish
17. Sawfish
18. Whiptail ray
19. Arapaima
20. Lionfish
21. Lagoon triggerfish
22. Mooray eel
23. Napoleon fish
24. Platypus
25. Water opossum
 
1) West Indian Manatee
2) Sea Otter
3) Harbor Seal
4) Green Sea turtle
5) Sand Tiger Shark
6) Nurse Shark
7) Bonnethead shark
8) Spotted eagle ray
9) cow nose ray
10) horseshoe crab
11) green moray eel
12) freshwater angelfish
13) electric eel
14) arapaima
15) red tailed catfish
16) lake sturgeon
17) long nose gar
18) archerfish
19) tiger barb
20) African Lungfish
21) tentacle snake
22) neon tetra
23) Senegal bichir
24) Fly River turtle
25) Leafy sea dragon
 
Ok, so here is my list. :)

1) Orca
2) Common Bottlenose Dolphin
3) Beluga
4) Amazon River Dolphin
5) Commerson's Dolphin
6) Pacific White-sided Dolphin
7) Harbour Porpoise
8) Vaquita
9) False killer whale
10) Pilot Whale
11) West Indian Manatee
12) Dugong
13) Harbour seal
14) Pacific Walrus
15) Ribbon seal
16) Sea Otter
17) Little blue penguin
18) Australian lungfish
19) Ocellaris clownfish
20) Pacific regal blue tang
21) Koi
22) Knobby seahorse
23) Red-bellied piranha
24) Convict cichlid
25) Axolotl
 
My list:

  1. Blacktip reef shark
  2. Sandbar shark
  3. Whale shark
  4. Zebra shark
  5. Manta ray
  6. Bat ray
  7. Bluespotted ribbontail ray
  8. Sea Otter
  9. Harbor seal
  10. Pacific walrus
  11. Beluga whale
  12. West indian manatee
  13. Hawksbill sea turtle
  14. Red sea clownfish
  15. Purple Tang
  16. Common lionfish
  17. Short nosed unicornfish
  18. Green moray
  19. Emperor angelfish
  20. Lagoon triggerfish
  21. Leafy seadragon
  22. Electric eel
  23. Pacu
  24. Red bellied piranha
  25. Giant pacific octopus
I decided to limit myself to species that would be in larger 'habitat-type' enclosures:

1. Zebra shark
2. Sandbar shark
3. Blacktip reef shark
4. Tope shark
5. Australian ghostshark
6. Green sawfish
7. Bowmouth guitarfish
8. Giant manta ray
9. Honeycomb whipray
10. Bluespotted ribbontail ray
11. Sea otter
12. Leopard seal
13. West Indian manatee
14. Loggerhead sea turtle
15. Yangtze finless porpoise
16. Mississippi paddlefish
17. Arapaima
18. Goliath tigerfish
19. Mekong giant catfish
20. Australian lungfish
21. Sailfin snapper
22. Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips
23. Humphead wrasse
24. Green moray eel
25. Atlantic halibut
Realism/ blackfish be screwed! fun goggles activate!

1. Great White
2. Whale Shark
3. Blacktip Reef Shark
4. Sandbar Shark
5. Bottlenose Dolphin
6. Orca
7. Pilot Whale
8. Beluga
9. Narwhal
10. Giant Octopus
11. Marlin
12. Sea Turtle
13. Manta Ray
14. West Indian manatee
15. Walrus
16. Piranha
17. River Dolphin
18. Barracuda
19. Leopard Seal
20. Sea Otter
21. Spotted Eagle ray
22. Goblin Shark
23. Giant Spider Crab
24. Bluefin Tuna
25. Sawfish
My list:
  • Whale shark (EN)
  • Beluga whale (LC)
  • West indian manatee (VU)
  • Leatherback sea turtle (VU)
  • Ocean sunfish (VU)
  • Giant oceanic manta ray (EN)
  • Giant Pacific octopus (No evaluated)
  • Killer whale (DD) Data deficient
  • Common bottlenose dolphin (LC)
  • Red bellied piranha (No evaluated)
  • Picasso triggerfish
  • Common clownfish (LC)
  • Atlantic goliath grouper (VU)
  • Blacktip reef shark (VU)
  • Jellyfish sp (Moon jellyfish, Crystal jelly, Luminous jellyfish, …)
  • Southern elephant seal (LC)
  • Pacific seahorse (VU) or Common seadragon (LC)
  • Xingu River ray (DD) Data deficient
  • Smalltooth sawfish (CR)
  • Peacock mantis shrimp
View attachment 268840
  • Emperor angelfish (LC)
  • Napoleon fish (EN)
  • Sand tiger shark (CR)
  • Mandarin dragonet (LC)
  • Yellow-bellied sea snake (LC)
Can I make my list Please:
1. Orca
2. Leopard seal
3. Tiger shark
4. Great hammerhead
5. Spotted seal
6. Beluga
7. Narwhal
8. Common bottlenose dolphin
9. Giant oceanic manta ray
10. Spotted eagle ray
11. Blacktip reef shark
12. Electric eel
13. Zebra moray
14. Barracuda
15. Seahorse
16. Leafy seadragon
17. Manatee
18. Longnose hawkfish
19. Red lionfish
20. Coral grouper
21. Emperor angelfish
22. Stellate rabbitfish
23. Common clownfish
24. Paracanthurus
25. Piranha
Hmm... let me see... lotta good choices... although I fear quite a few are bit too small to make habitat status... probably wanna stick to larger animals... maybe something like this:
  1. Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula)
  2. American Lobster (Homarus americanus)
  3. Australian Lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri)
  4. Bonnethead Shark (Sphyrna tiburo)
  5. Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)
  6. Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus)
  7. Broadnose Sevengill Shark (Notorynchus cepedianus)
  8. Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
  9. Cownose Ray (Rhinoptera bonasus)
  10. Giant Arapaima (Arapaima gigas)
  11. Giant Manta Ray (Mobula birostris)
  12. Giant Moray Eel (Gymnothorax javanicus) or whatever Moray Eel that makes the most sense...
  13. Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)
  14. Giant Sea Bass (Stereolepis gigas)
  15. Great Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna mokarran)
  16. Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) or whatever Sea Turtle that makes the most sense...
  17. Japanese Spider Crab (Macrocheira kaempferi)
  18. Largetooth Sawfish (Pristis pristis)
  19. Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)
  20. Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola)
  21. Redtail Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus)
  22. Starry Pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) or whatever saltwater Pufferfish is the biggest (this is the biggest I could find)...
  23. West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus)
  24. Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus)
  25. Zebra Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum)
West Indian manatee.

That's it 😅
Mega Aquarium nerd here, with a background in Ichthyology.

1. Sea Otter
2. Steller Sea Lion
3. Dugong
4. Blue Sharks (Prionace glauca). Kept in captivity once before in San Diego, until they added bull sharks to the tanks, which ate the blues.
5. Bull Shark
6 Epaulette Shark
7. Lake Titicaca Frog
8. Baikal Seal
9. Rainbow Trout
10. Beluga Sturgeon
11. Marine Iguana
12. Ocean Mola
13. Pacific Lamprey
14. Vaquita (I know that cetaceans are controversial for reasons that I don't agree with, but the mexican government is resorting to a captive program since they can not halt the loss of the species, with less than 60 believed to be left alive, and less than 10 are thought to be breeding age females.)
15. Devil's Hole Pupfish- This species has been endangered since 1867 and is found in only a single water filled hole in Nevada. In recent years they built a special tanks to house them which is currently the only successful captive population. It mimic the hole they inhabit naturally. I would love for a special exhibit to house them that's based on the one at Ash Meadows Fish Conservation Facility.
16. Northern Stargazer- this fish generate electricity from it's ocular (eye) muscles. Meaning it can shock you by looking at you. And it has poisonous spines.
17. Peters' Elephant-nosed fish, electrogenic, they navigate by distortions to an electrical field around them. Also, part of an group of vertebrates whose sperm cells lack flagella.
18. Blackfin Icefish- A member of the notorious Channaichthydae family that has lost hemoglobin expression. This species is also one of the four independent loses of Myoglobin from heart muscle.
19. Leafy Sea Dragon
20. Fire Eel
21. Giant Pacific Octopus
22. Six gill Shark
23. Eulachon -An anadromous Smelt.
24. Reedfish (Ereptoichthys calacaricus)
25. Pineapple fish

Honestly, so many really really cool species and groups of fish. Took me days to choose 25 fish and aquatic creatures. Plus I resisted controversial but obvious choices. Though I didn't want to.
1. Caribbean Manatee
2. Amazon dolphin
3. Sea otter
4. Green turtle
5. Sea iguana
6. Asian small clawed otter
7. Vaquita
8. Bottlenose dolphin
9. Beluga
10. Walrus
11. Ribbon seal
12. Hawaiian seal
13. Elephant seal
14. Blacktip shark
15. Sand shark
16. Bowmouth guitarfish
17. Sawfish
18. Whiptail ray
19. Arapaima
20. Lionfish
21. Lagoon triggerfish
22. Mooray eel
23. Napoleon fish
24. Platypus
25. Water opossum
1) West Indian Manatee
2) Sea Otter
3) Harbor Seal
4) Green Sea turtle
5) Sand Tiger Shark
6) Nurse Shark
7) Bonnethead shark
8) Spotted eagle ray
9) cow nose ray
10) horseshoe crab
11) green moray eel
12) freshwater angelfish
13) electric eel
14) arapaima
15) red tailed catfish
16) lake sturgeon
17) long nose gar
18) archerfish
19) tiger barb
20) African Lungfish
21) tentacle snake
22) neon tetra
23) Senegal bichir
24) Fly River turtle
25) Leafy sea dragon
Ok, so here is my list. :)

1) Orca
2) Common Bottlenose Dolphin
3) Beluga
4) Amazon River Dolphin
5) Commerson's Dolphin
6) Pacific White-sided Dolphin
7) Harbour Porpoise
8) Vaquita
9) False killer whale
10) Pilot Whale
11) West Indian Manatee
12) Dugong
13) Harbour seal
14) Pacific Walrus
15) Ribbon seal
16) Sea Otter
17) Little blue penguin
18) Australian lungfish
19) Ocellaris clownfish
20) Pacific regal blue tang
21) Koi
22) Knobby seahorse
23) Red-bellied piranha
24) Convict cichlid
25) Axolotl
The meta-list is updated, including all these lists.

We already have over a 100 species.
 
Here's mine:
  1. West Indian Manatee
  2. Beluga
  3. Bottlenose Dolphin
  4. Narwhal
  5. Green Sea Turtle
  6. Blacktip Reef Shark
  7. Pacific Walrus
  8. Sea Otter
  9. Orca
  10. Leatherback Sea Turtle
  11. Giant Manta Ray
  12. Great Hammerhead Shark
  13. Whale Shark
  14. Koi
  15. Green Sawfish
  16. Giant Pacific Octopus
  17. Sand Tiger Shark
  18. Great Barracuda
  19. Blue Marlin
  20. Great White Shark (A man can dream :p)
  21. Ocean Sunfish
  22. Arapaima
  23. Beluga Sturgeon
  24. Mako Shark
  25. Amazon River Dolphin
 
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I chuckled after I read "no aviary birds" but afterwards I was like Puffin's would have really fit in an aquarium pack.

  • Sand Tiger Shark
  • Hammerhead Shark (any species)
  • Bull Shark
  • Manta Ray
  • Spotted Eagle Ray (and tide pools so guests can pet them and maybe even feed them garbage)

  • Arapaima
  • Electric Eel
  • Red Bellied Piranha
  • Archerfish
  • Jellyfish (any species)

  • Arowana
  • Longcomb Sawfish
  • Giant Pacific Octopus
  • Peacock Mantis Shrimp
  • Leafy Seadragon

  • Clown Fish
  • Blue Tang
  • Lionfish
  • Moray Eel
  • Zebra Shark

  • Mudskippers
  • West Indian Manatee
  • Walrus
  • Emperor Penguin
  • Sea Otter (and kelp forests like Monterey Bay Aquarium)
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Bonus: Chromodoris annae (but I didn't waste a spot since I feel like it wont be chosen)
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AND WE WOULD ALSO NEED VARIOUS CORALS, SEA ANEMONES AND AQUATIC PLANTS FOR DECORATING HABITATS
 
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I chuckled after I read "no aviary birds" but afterwards I was like Puffin's would have really fit in an aquarium pack.

  • Sand Tiger Shark
  • Hammerhead Shark (any species)
  • Bull Shark
  • Manta Ray
  • Spotted Eagle Ray (and tide pools so guests can pet them and maybe even feed them garbage)

  • Arapaima
  • Electric Eel
  • Red Bellied Piranha
  • Archerfish
  • Jellyfish (any species)

  • Arowana
  • Longcomb Sawfish
  • Giant Pacific Octopus
  • Peacock Mantis Shrimp
  • Leafy Seadragon

  • Clown Fish
  • Blue Tang
  • Lionfish
  • Moray Eel
  • Zebra Shark

  • Mudskippers
  • West Indian Manatee
  • Walrus
  • Emperor Penguin
  • Sea Otter (and kelp forests like Monterey Bay Aquarium)
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Bonus: Chromodoris annae (but I didn't waste a spot since I feel like it wont be chosen)
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AND WE WOULD ALSO NEED VARIOUS CORALS, SEA ANEMONES AND AQUATIC PLANTS FOR DECORATING HABITATS
I think corals would be equivalent to plants like we have in regular PZ, but I could see a case made for them to be like exhibit animals.
 
  • Narwhal
  • Giant Oceanic Manta Ray
  • Giant Pacific Octopus
  • Black Sea Bottlenose Dolphin
  • West Indian Manatee

  • Beluga Whale
  • Orca (Killer Whale)
  • Great White Shark
  • Great White Pelican
  • Dalmatian Pelican

  • Ocellaris Clownfish
  • Regal Blue Tang
  • Copperband Butterflyfish
  • Great Hammerhead Shark
  • Australian Pelican

  • Green Sea Turtle
  • Vaquita
  • European Otter
  • Pacific Walrus
  • Common Sawfish

  • Totoaba
  • Northern Pike
  • Wels Catfish
  • Sea Otter
  • Blacktip Reef Shark

NEW ADDITIONS: AQUARIUM (ALL NEW ANIMALS, THAT AREN'T PELICANS(OTTERS & WALRUSES CAN ALSO LIVE IN BASE HABITAT), DOLPHINARIUM (SHOW) (SEA MAMMALS & PENGUINS)
 
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In no particular order:

1. Giant Oceanic Manta Ray
2. Spotted Eagle Ray
3. Southern Stingray (I love my stingrays and except for the Manta they always get forgotten in zoo games)
4. Whale Shark
5. Tiger Shark
6. Great White Shark
7. Hammerhead Shark
8. Beluga Whale
9. Orca
10. Bottlenose Dolphin
11. Narwhal
12. Sea Otter
13. Oceanic Sunfish
14. Swordfish
15. Barracuda
16. Giant Pacific Octopus
17. Largetooth Sawfish
18. Leatherback Sea Turtle
19. Moray Eel
20. Electric Eel
21. Arapaima (I know there's several species but hopefully this will be specific enough?)
22. West Indian Manatee
23. Beluga Sturgeon
24. Bluefin Tuna
25. Anglerfish
 
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