View Full Version : Red-bellied Pacu *help

12-03-2007, 03:02 AM
Hey everyone i was reading and i found this!

I have a red-bellied pacu and it does grow pretty big!
I'm so scared because as the link says u need a 500 gal tank and they are usually public aquariums! What the heck do they sell them in stores!! AHHH plus they said they are known to break tanks when they get startled!!!!!!!!!, i'm not sure if i should return it, i have a 74 gal tank(i think its pretty big tank) but for a fish growin to be 34 ''!!!?or more!!

Any help?

12-03-2007, 03:05 AM
i have a pacu too. they need 500g+ tanks and are monsters.

if you can give him to someone with a huge tank, keep him. if not, sell him

(im getting a 150g for mine, and once he outgrows that hes going to west edmonton malls 2000g)

12-03-2007, 03:11 AM
How big is your pacu now? Any tankmates? If no tankmates you could keep him until hes atleast 25 inches. But by the time hes that big, id be a little scared to "net" him out lol.

12-03-2007, 03:41 AM
lol hes about hmm hard to say ill post u a picture of the beast, but i'm jus so scared of him growing soo big!! well now
-I have 2 severums (gold)- i posted about them under breeding
-Then Bala Shark
-a catfish(not really a bottom feeder but hes a catfish) forgot the name lol
-Then another fish i'm not sure on that ill post a picture of that latter toomarow
-Then the beast, Red bellied

12-03-2007, 04:02 AM
Obviously your pacu isnt that big yet if your other fish are still alive, unless your other fish are big?

12-03-2007, 12:20 PM
I would get rid of hit. No use in risking the lives of your other fish.

12-03-2007, 11:17 PM
HAHAH yea only the tuff survived lol we jus got other fish missing, like litterally no bones found. We had like a tetra die, 2 catfish with bones, bala shark. Yea it prob was the beast!

only one bala living now and a medium size catfish.
We jus like notice like sum days like they are jus gone... no bones..

But if anyone can help more with my tank. I wanna breed severums!! i ahve a thread on dat under breed if u guys wanna help me on it.

12-03-2007, 11:59 PM
Not agreeing with keeping a pacu, or any fish for that matter, at 25" in a 74 gallon tank. Isn't a standard 75 gallon tank only 18 inches front to back?

12-04-2007, 02:28 AM
People keep Oscars that get to 20 inches rarely more without trouble, Depending on the fish 25 inches could work.

12-05-2007, 10:27 PM
Still not feeling it. Please consider fish happiness in addition to health.