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veganchick 04-06-2009 06:39 PM

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:-D

yippee 04-07-2009 01:36 AM

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.

Mikaila31 04-07-2009 02:14 AM

A VERY large tank. Definitely not a 20gal. Fish gets very large and has a large bioload as well.

veganchick 04-07-2009 08:46 PM

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....

Mikaila31 04-07-2009 10:42 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.....

veganchick 04-08-2009 09:40 PM

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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