PACU (Piaractus mesopotamicus)

A nice size pacu caught in Bun San Lan lake, Thailand (www.anglingthailand.com)

Angler Lek Sungwichien with a pacu

Huge size pacu caught on Pal Tree Lagoon in Thailand.
Christian Giordano with fishing guide Jean Francois Helias with a giant pacu caught in Thailand.  (www.anglingthailand.com)

Big size pacu caught at Palm Tree Lagoon in Thailand. www.palmtreelagoon.co.uk

Huge size pacu caught by Tim Webb


Pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus), is also called: pez chato, mbiraí, or piraí, is a South American ray-finned fish that is endemic to the Paraguay-Paraná River basin, though it has been introduced by aquaculture activities in a wider area.
This fish is an omnivore. Young individuals usually feed on micro-crustaceans, but adults choose insects and plants, as well as nuts and seeds that fall from trees in flooded forests.

DISTRIBUTION:South America
MAX SIZE:44 lb / 20 kg
MAX LENGHT:20 inch / 50 cm
MAX AGE:Unknown
ENVIRONMENT:Freshwater

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