Animal Stories - Black Pacu

Animal-World Information about: Black Pacu

The Black Pacu is a member of the Characin family, but is nothing like the average Tetra!
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Akshay Amle - 2011-08-24
What are the tank mates for red belly pacu?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-24
    Anything you want to feed it. They will go about 35 pounds -
VERA - 2011-05-27
Wow, My Pacu has been a really cool fish to have. He (scaredy pants) is almost 2 year old. I have just bought 150 gallon tank for him.. I am so happy I got the new tank to set up for him. He is living in a 40 gallon tank and I fear that I have stunted his growth. I hope not. He gets a french fry every once in a while and I can not wait to feed all the bugs I will get this summer. Oh, by the looks of it, I may have a her instead of a him. OH WELL

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-27
    Hey, sounds like you're having a good time. 150 gallon - that is one big tank. Lots of luck with it. Enjoy.
Teresa Rodriguez - 2011-01-23
I have an 8 years old pacu it's 18 inches long is it going to grow any longer?

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  • james - 2011-02-04
    Teresa please read my latest comments above. I do have a little knowledge about pacu fish as I am from Georgetown, Guyana South america. The fish will continue to grow bigger once it's alive and you keep feeding it. They can probably grow as big up to about 60lbs. Time to put it in your oven or on your grill.
Tara J Contreras - 2009-11-06
My pacu is or was sick, his eyes are cloudy, not active and his fins are down and together. I'm worried and wanted to see if anyone had any advise, thank-you, Tara

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  • Eric J. Tucker - 2011-01-03
    Hi Tara I have had a Black Pacu for over 25 years and he has been sick numerous times. For me the main reason for his sickness and clouding eyes was poor water quality. I do not have the time to care for his aquarium as I once had now that I have a family on the go. My pacu has very poor eyesight now and practically feed him by hand. He will get clouded eyes a couple times a year and will not eat. I give the aquarium a thorough vacuuming and 30 to 40% water change and within 24 to 48 hours he perks up and his appetite is ravenous. If you can do the water changes on a regular basis that will probably benefit him the most.
dont trip - 2009-07-16
My auntie has 2 pacus, 1 is about 1ft and sum inches and da other is about 5 or 6 inches. The bigger pacu has its on tank because it killed the oscar and the other fishes. The small one is in a tank with a black shark, both tanks are about 75 to a hundred gallons, between those two numbers. The big pacu will not allow any other fish to be in his tank and if you were to put another fish in there it wuld kill it, even if it was its own kind.

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  • Jeff Rapps - 2010-08-31
    Is your auntie's gentle giant still in the 75g tank? Poor poor fellow :(

    These fish should be sold to the general hobbyist.