Buy Red Belly Pacu for Sale
The above picture of a Red Belly Pacu was sent to us by Allen, who says it is now 3.5" long. Of course it can grow to be much bigger. Click
here to buy a Red Belly Pacu now.
The video to the left shows a Black Pacu that's over 30" long, which is much bigger than the Red Bellied Pacus that we sell. Click here
for more about buying a Pacu from us.
Scientific Name: Formerly Colossoma bidens
The Pacu, shown above, is a very large Pacu about 30" total length and heavy. It's probably not a Red Bellied Pacu; more likely it's a
Black Pacu. All Pacus grow very fast to very large sizes. They can eat almost any food, and are now being raised in huge fish farms throughout the world as a food fish.
Pacus are relatives of the Piranha, and Pacus look like Piranhas. But Pacus are mainly vegetarians that will adapt to eat almost anything. In the wild they eat
very hard nut-like vegetation that they crush in their powerful mouths. Pacus are not recommended for most aquariums because, when given proper care, they will quickly grow to a very large size.
Several years ago the government of Brazil set-up a fish farm to spawn and release Red Pacu. This fish farm was very successful at spawning the Red Pacu, and the
Red Pacus spread to many other fish farms all over the World. A consequence of this flood of Red Pacus is that other Pacus, such as the Black Pacu, are very difficult to find now.
This 30" Black Pacu
is much larger than the Pacus for sale in our
facility. Click here
for more about buying a Pacu from us. We sell the Red Bellied Pacu which is a very beautiful fish.
A Pacu will soon need an aquarium with at least 50 gallons of water, an exterior
power filter with a BIO-Wheel, a maximum of 1/4 inch of gravel, and an aquarium
heater adjusted so the water is between 78 and 82 degrees F. In an appropriate home Pacus will grow fast to become very large. Eventually a Pacu will need a much bigger aquarium. Click here to read more about what that means. Click here for more about warm water aquariums.
Pacus are vegetarians
that will do well on
floating flake food, when
they are small. But very soon they'll need pellet
food. Pacus should get some green leaf vegetables, but be careful to remove uneaten food after a few minutes, so it won't spoil and
pollute the water. Click here for more about feeding fish. I don't feed Pacus any live Black Worms. It would just be a waste of money. Pacus will eat practically anything, and do fine on the foods listed above. Click here,
if you want to read more about Black Worms.
This is a huge
than 50-lbs. and
very very thick.