Sharks at the Aquarium Berlin

Blacktip reef sharks

The blacktip reef sharks, named so after their black-coloured dorsal fins, do their rounds and sudden 90-degree turns in the shark basin. The mid-sized sharks belonging to the requiem shark family live there in peaceful harmony next to the cleaner fish and mackerel. These reef sharks are renowned for their abrupt turning maneuvers, to which our keepers can also testify. When they clean the panes within the tanks using submerged outfits, they get a fright every time a shark rapidly approaches them at 30 km/h and then only just embarks on a different direction at the last second – who wouldn't be? More interesting facts about blacktip reef sharks can be found in our Animal A-Z.

More shark treats at the Aquarium Berlin

  • Hammerhead sharks
  • Nurse sharks