Common Name(s)
Red-bellied Pacu, Red Pacu, Red Belly Pacu, Pirapitinga
Scientific Name
Piaractus brachypomus
Family
Characidae
Origin
South America
Temperament
Aggressive
Maximum Size
24 inches
Minimum Tank Size
300 US gallons
Tank Setup
They require very good filtration.
Tank Region
Middle
Diet
They are herbivores and will accept most foods. Feed a varied diet of high quality sticks or pellets and fresh fruit and vegetables.
Breeding
Unsuccessful in aquaria.
Compatibility
They will eat smaller fish, however they are peaceful with bigger species.
Ease of Keeping
Moderate.
Care
pH: 4.8-7.5, Temperature: 73-82 degrees Fahrenheit
Can live up to 25 years with proper care.
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