Paraná River Pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus)

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Paraná River Pacu

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Paraná River Pacu

Piaractus mesopotamicus

946 Litres (250 US G.)

35-41 cm (13.8-16.1")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.2

23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)

5-10 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years

Family

Characidae





Additional names

Paraná River Pacu

Additional scientific names

Colossoma canterai, Colossoma mitrei, Myletes edulis, Myletes mesopotamicus, Myletes mitrei


Identification[edit | edit source]

P. mesopotamicus is a large robust fish, with ovoid shape, flattened laterally. Its colour is dark grey to silver, with a white belly and a yellow breast, and the laterals have small darker spots.

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