Other Common Names:
A narrow, plate–shaped dark grey body.
Black on upper body and back.
Small mouth with blunt teeth.
Near the surface in shallow and calm water.
In shaded areas often under trees and bushes.
Fishing near the surface with small fruits, seeds and nuts.
An underwater rocket with constant direction changes.
Will head for shelter among roots and snags.
Fishing Khao Lak's Comment:
Very similar to Pirahna, but not the same species. It has a mouthfull
of large, almost human like teeth. A very fast growing fish
that gives a very good account for its self when hooked.
The biggest member of the Pacu family often underestimated
by many anglers until they actually hook one.
| Asian Redtail Catfish
| Asian River Catfish
Big Head Carp | Blue–eyed Catfish | Bronze Featherback | Clown Featherback
Cobra Snakehead | Common Carp | Common Silver Barb | Featherback
Giant Catfish | Giant Featherback | Giant Gourami | Giant Mekong Catfish
Giant Siamese Carp | Giant Snakehead | Golden Belly Barb | Grass Carp
Great White Sheatfish | Greater Brook Carp | Hampala Barb
Jullien's Golden Price Carp | Mozambique Tilapia | Nandid Perch | Nile Tilapia
Pacu | Red Bellied Pacu | Redtail Catfish | Ripsaw Catfish | Rohu | Royal Featherback
Schwanenfeld's Barb | Small Scale Mud Carp | Smith's Barb | Snakeskin Gourami
Soro Brook Carp | Striped Catfish | Striped Snakehead | Tarpon
Threadfin Salmon | Tiger Catfish | Walking Catfish