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statenfish 03-01-2010 10:32 PM

pacu diet problems
i have two red belly pacu..all they wanna eat is algae wafers and the zuchini i feed my this ok for them..they do eat chiclid gold spareingly..

iamntbatman 03-02-2010 04:27 AM

Pacu are mainly herbivorous fish so it's ok that they prefer veggies to high-protein foods.

Just a disclaimer: these fish can attain lengths of up to two feet and have a well-deserved reputation as being "tank-busters." They should only be housed in very large tanks (hundreds of gallons ideally).

statenfish 03-03-2010 02:34 PM

they are in my 90 now but the 350 is under construction...

molliefan09 03-03-2010 05:11 PM

i too have red belly pacu and all they will eat are algea tabs, and fresh veggies. they are in with my oscars and i feed a mix of the red and green hikari cichid pellets and they will pick out the green ones which are the "veggi" pellets...its pretty funny to watch them pick em out actually....

herbwin 03-11-2010 11:45 PM

I have raised several pacus and you can go broke feeding them just fish food! You can supplement their diets with some fresh fruits and vegetables, They are very fond of spinach, celery and grapes, but I've found they will eat most any vegetable. Dry cat food is good for bigger pacus.
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