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Thread: Pacu breeding?

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    Will pacus breed provided they have a large enough tank and if so in how many months approximately?

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    Even if you check www.monsterfishkeepers.com, I believe the answer is going to be along the lines of "why in the world would you want to try to breed a fish that large, in a tank?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbosman
    Even if you check www.monsterfishkeepers.com, I believe the answer is going to be along the lines of "why in the world would you want to try to breed a fish that large, in a tank?"
    This was my exact thought.

    Even if they successfully bred, what would you do with the fry? This is a fish that should NOT exist in the regular aquarium trade, as the majority of home aquariums are absolutely unsuitable.
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    do you have like an outdoor heated pond or something?
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    I figure I would start off with several fingerlings in a 55 gal tank and thought it would be a nice idea to know how fast those things grow so I'll have enough time to built a much bigger 1000 tank or maybe several tanks. I've read that many fish put on average an inch per month but I don't know if that holds true for the Pacu. With the amount of sedimentation they produce, I'm sure I won't have any problem producing plenty vegetables, provided I have sufficent mechanical and bio filtering to keep the fish healthy.

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    Yeah sound nice, BUT first you need to find a place that can support a 1000 pound tank and see how much money it will cost (probably AT LEAST $5,000), another possibility may be to build an outdoor pond and get it heated, but that will cost a bunch too especially in winter months. why not try something more appropriately sized like a silver dollar, you could put a few in a 55 gallon.
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    I plan on building an indoor tank on a concrete slab. If there growth rate is very fast at 2 to 3 inches per month I need to plan accordingly. I have no problem finding space to put these fish provided I have these time guidelines and if and about when will they breed and bear young.

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    I have no problem finding space to put these fish provided I have these time guidelines and if and about when will they breed and bear young.
    monsterfishkeepers.com has several members who have grown out Pacu and there are threads there about it. Google will also point you towards sites where such things are common topics.

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