Aquatika, the first freshwater aquarium in the region will open its doors to visitors in Karlovac in the Karlovac County on the 22nd of October.
The freshwater aquarium which has 25 pools with 5,000 fish from hundred species from Croatian rivers is an investment worth around 37 million Kunas and was financed with 98 percent from the operational program ''Regional competitiveness'' co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
On the eve of the opening Damir Jelic, the mayor of the city of Karlovac, visited the aquarium and said that it would be a unique institution in Croatia which would present the richness of flora and fauna of Croatian and European rivers and lakes, a project that had never been seen in the region before.
''This is not surprising considering the fact that no European country has such diverse and preserved rivers as Croatia. In addition, Karlovac as the city of four rivers – Korana, Kupa, Mreznica and Dobra – is the right place for the presentation of the water resources and richness we have'', said Jelic, adding that the city and the Karlovac County had lived for a long time for this project through its construction worth almost 37 million Kunas.