A nice size pacu caught in Bun San Lan lake near Bangkok in Thiland (www.anglingthailand.com)
Top guide Jean Francois Helias with a pacu caught on fly (www.anglingthailand.com)
Pacú (Piaractus mesopotamicus), pez chato ("flat fish"), 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.
|MAX SIZE:||44 lb / 20 kg|
|MAX LENGHT:||20 inch / 50 cm|