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liberator177
10-14-2008, 8:41 PM
Whats the lowest temperature a pacu can live in? would room temp be ok?(68-70) my lfs has 2 large pacus 1 about 12 inches and another about 14 inches in like a 18 by 18 tank and i feel sorry for them and wanted to make an indoor pond for them thanks in advance, John

liberator177
10-15-2008, 12:41 PM
bump!

Cichla dude
10-15-2008, 2:55 PM
my friend has 5 huge pacus in a pond with koi where the water is real cold with no problems.

sterling_mcdaniel
10-15-2008, 3:19 PM
From what i understand pacu do not like the cold, from what i understand they are starting to use them in texas as moss controllers because they die off in the winter from being to cold.

sterling_mcdaniel
10-15-2008, 3:21 PM
here is the website
http://www.meadowlarkponds.com/grasscarp.htm

liberator177
10-16-2008, 3:35 PM
well i guess there going to have to be in there 18 by 18 tank=( thanks guys

JD7.62
10-16-2008, 3:41 PM
Pacu are found in Paraguay and Argentina too where during the winter temps can dip into the low 40s upper 30s! I think if you can keep your water around 72-74 they will be fine.

perfect_prefect
10-19-2008, 9:45 AM
my indoor pond currently has 2 red bellys that have been in there for 3 months, 1 black pacu that i added yesterday, 7 oscars, 3 jack dempseys, 2 jags, and some others.... the point is i dont have a heater in it, it stays pretty consistant between 72-74 exept when i turned the ac off and had all the windows open up stairs and kept the door to that room closed, then it got up to 78-80.

perfect_prefect
10-19-2008, 9:46 AM
by the way, ponds are cheap to build if you do it right ;) http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=180859

pacu mom
10-19-2008, 10:10 AM
Whats the lowest temperature a pacu can live in? would room temp be ok?(68-70) my lfs has 2 large pacus 1 about 12 inches and another about 14 inches in like a 18 by 18 tank and i feel sorry for them and wanted to make an indoor pond for them thanks in advance, John


We keep our house at that temperature. With a heater, our tank is 78 - 82.

Bogwoodbruce
10-19-2008, 12:03 PM
If it were a little warmer say 72-74 id say youd be ok but those 2-4f make a big difference.