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12-27-2012, 03:29 PM #1
Big Pacu HELP!
I just picked up four very very very large Pacu fish the biggest 1 is about 22 inches in length from tip to tip, the others are roughly between 12 and 15 inches long, I got them because the gentleman that have them before was getting rid of them for free and I have 150 gallon tank and I figured they would fit but there a little bit too big,
if I can come across a really bigfish tank I might keep them but right now I don't think they're too happy, is anyone interested in some very large fish? or what can I do with them or who can I call to maybe donate them150 gal. (1 black fin Pacu) Modified API Nexx modular filterX3+ a 1 litter bottle Moving Bed filter w/straws + DIY UFAS+ modified PowerHead to an aerated bacteria filter.
90 gal. (2 black fin Pacu) (1 red fin Pacu)Modified API modular nexx filterX3 + modified PwerHead to a biological aerated filter + 500gph aerated powerhead.
26 gal. Planted (6mollies) (12platty wags) (1 Bristol nose placo) (4cory cats) (1clown loach) (betta)
20gal sump project for the 150 or 90
12-27-2012, 03:42 PM #2
12-27-2012, 04:01 PM #3
Why is this is the "Cycling" Sub- Category?55 Gallon Freshwater Tank (semi-planted) 48"x21"x13"
Video of 55GAL Tank - DEC 2012
12-27-2012, 06:03 PM #4
12-27-2012, 06:31 PM #5
No need to fret
This thread has now been moved to the correct section of the forum
I hope you find a new home for those fish. Trillianne's advice is spot on and should help youIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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12-27-2012, 07:25 PM #6
2nd what Trillianne said.
also, if you have a local zoo or a college near you-they may have some aquarium set up to handle big fish like this.
cant hurt to look into those options as well.
12-27-2012, 07:32 PM #7
Mizz might have hit on the only solution. Most people won't take a pacu simply because of the size they get. It would almost have to be a pick-up only because they're too large to ship and it would probably kill them. Looks like you inherited the other guys problem.
12-27-2012, 07:45 PM #8
I was going to suggest approaching a zoo or marine park, as the above suggests. I imagine that they get approached with these requests a lot though and I can't imagine they just take them all.
Out of sheer interest, any chance of a photo of your inherited problem?
I do hope you manage to find a solution for them."Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
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12-27-2012, 10:06 PM #9
Only other options are an indoor pond or find a good pacu recipe.
Last edited by Crispy; 12-27-2012 at 10:09 PM.Thar she blows!!!
12-28-2012, 02:49 PM #10
Good one Crispy!!!
The fish club is a good idea. The guys and girls at my fish club are insane. They have a tank or will know some who knows someone that has a tank for them lol.
Keep up with your water changes and good luck.Roll the Dice!