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Red Bellied Pacu

Red Bellied Pacu
Scientific Name: Colossoma macropomum

Family: Characidae

Type of Fish: Characin or Tetra

Maximum Length (inches): 42

Maximum Length (cm): 107

Recommended Aquarium Size (gallons): 1200

Recommended Aquarium Size (liters): 4542

Preferred Swimming Area: All over

Temperment: Generally peaceful and rather skittish. This skittish behaviour is particularly dangerous when the fish gets large and swims into the side of a glass aquarium.

Acceptable pH Range: 5.2 - 7.8
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8.5
8
7.5
7
6.5
6
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5

 
 

Acceptable Temperature Range: 70°F - 82°F
90°F
83.8°F
77.5°F
71.2°F
65°F
58.8°F
52.5°F
46.2°F
40°F

 
 

Acceptable Hardness Range: 8° - 18°
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56°
48°
40°
32°
24°
16°

 
 

Life Expectancy: 0 years - 15 years
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