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post #1 of 6 Old 04-06-2009, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
Red bellied Pacu

Can someone help me figure out the care of these fish? I have been looking into getting a couple on craigslist, and I am looking at different care sights, some say 20g minimum, some say 250g! Do they need live food? Can I have them in with a pleco?any other help is awesome! thanks

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-07-2009, 12:36 AM
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uh, i know they can get up to 2 feet. That's about all i know. I never read any further into it as i have nowhere to happily home that.
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-07-2009, 01:14 AM
A VERY large tank. Definitely not a 20gal. Fish gets very large and has a large bioload as well.

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-07-2009, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
hmm, there was a pair of them on caigslist in a 47g tank that I was looking into.... wait, whats the difference between pacus and piranhas? Becuase she had them labled as both....

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post #5 of 6 Old 04-07-2009, 09:42 PM
Pacus I believe get larger than a piranah(sp). There diets are completely different. Pacus eat vegetable matter, and everyone knows what piranahs eat.....

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-08-2009, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
hmm, I also know pacus are more gentle, but I can't tell from the pics if they are pacus or pihranahs, help?

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