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Red Bellied Pacu.
(Colossoma macropomum).

Red Bellied Pacu (Colossoma macropomum).

Other Common Names:
Blackfin Pacu.

A narrow, plate–shaped silver body.
Purple tint on upper body and back.
Yellow to cream coloured breast and blunt teeth.

Typical Location:
A very shy fish that lives near the surface
in shallow and calm water.

Fishing Methods:
Small fruits, seeds and nuts.
In captivity it will eat worms, crab, molluscs, small slices of fish
and bread in combination with bait substance.

Fighting Characteristics:
A fast accelerating fish, that will head for shelter among roots and snags.
Several direction changes once in open water.

Fishing Khao Lak's Comment:
Very similar looking to Pirahna, but not actually the same species.
It has a mouthful of large, almost human looking teeth.
A very quick growing fish that gives a very good account for itself when hooked.

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Alligator Gar | Arapaima | Asian Redtail Catfish | Asian River Catfish | Barramundi
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

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