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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-06-2002, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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Red Belly Pacu

Red Belly Pacu
Colossoma nigripinnis

Common Name: Red Belly Pacu

Other Common Names: Silver Pacu, Pacu

Scientific Name: Colossoma nigripinnis

Family: Serrasalimidae

Community: Aggressive

Class: South American

Temperature: 78 F

Swimming Range: Middle

Adult Length: 24-28 inches

Feeding Habits: Fresh cantaloupe, grapes, apples, spinach, green beams, peas, zucchini and lettuce. Frozen vegetable diet and vegetable flakes are also accepted.

Compatibility: Peaceful and schooling with fish of the same size. May eat smaller fish.

Habitat Amazon: Sparingly decorated with rocks, plastic plants and driftwood.

Breeding: Unknown

Additional Comments: Usually confused with piranhas when they are juveniles.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-07-2002, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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This species is considered a 'tankbuster', and should be kept only be experienced aquarists in 300+ gallon tanks.
LOL, I agree with that.
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