Red Belly Pacu / Black Fin Pacu
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Black Fin Pacu © satanico02 Enlarge
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Latin Name: Colossoma macropomum
Origin: South America
Temperature: aprox 80°F - 27°C
Ease Of Keeping: Medium
Aggressivness: Well behaved
Adult Size: Aprox 24 inches - 60cm
Minimum Tank Size: for starters no less than 100 gallon and no less than 5 feet
Feeding: Shrimp pellets & flakes
Spawning Method: Not too many people let them reach that point
I got these two guys from my local pet store. Someone donated them because they outgrew their tank.
Well, me being the good hearted Samaritan, I took them in.
I always wanted one, their size is impresive but I always held back with the fear they will eat all my fish, plus all the other inconvenience that comes along with it.
But now I was on the spot that my kindness put me on, so I said the hell with it, I dropped them in and stared at them for hours at a time and they didn't harm any one. So I started looking for more info, one site even had them as a must avoid fish and one article made me lose my fear, they called them the "gentle giant". I trusted it.
My biggest problem was getting them to eat, once I got that solved they became friendly. They are like puppies! They are always playing and sometimes they even get hurt from thier pushing and shoving.
If you have the tank and the time I strongly recommend them, they are awsome!