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    What is the growth rate for RedBelly PACU ???

    First off... I want to commend every member for this wonderful website. You are by far the best there is in fish-keepers. Bravo !!!

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    I just purchased a 3" Red Belly PACU at our local Petsmart,
    for $ 5.99 .

    I have read online that they can someday reach 3 feet or more in their lifetime.

    No site has shown the weekly / growth rate for a Red Belly Pacu.

    Is there any member, that can post a picture diary of their PACU as they grew to the monsterous size of adult ?

    A weekly measurement chart will also be helpful, to this
    1st time PACU owner.

    I have searched THIS site too for info, but cannot find the information needed.

    Thank - you in advance for your helpful replies,

    UNCLEMAN II
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    For that kind of info your going to have to find a research study possibly from a University.

    Walmart puts anice little card on the front of their Pacu tank saying they grow to 10" , what they don't say is thats in the first 6 mo.s .

    I rescued mine a year ago @ 1.5" now one year later it's 17"! And I wasn't POWER feeding!

    Have fun with your fish and buy a 125g in 8 mo.s.

    PacuMom will tell you what to get after that...

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    I can't offer you anything scientific, but just to give you an idea, I went to the LFS about a month ago and they had five very small (about 2 inch) red belly pacu in one tank. I went back today to get three cory cats, and I saw three of those same pacu still in that tank. They were easily five inches long. So, it seems like those grew at a rate of three inches per month or about... 0.6 inches a week.

    Either that or I just don't remember the size of the fish very well, but I've read that pacu get to be huge very quickly.
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    A year ago in a 55.(about 10 inches)
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    really fast!!
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    so keeping things like Cardinal Tetra, Discus (they arent big and aggressive) isnt advance enough to be posted here? :o Thats cool to know

    i wonder why they have a discus forum here :o



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    I bought a 1.5" 8 months ago. Its now a 10" more or less.
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    Pacu grow incredibly fast. I bought 3 once and in less than 6moths they had easily outgrown my 55gal. They started out at less than 2". When I traded them in they were over 7". They are skittish and also very powerful swimmers not a good combo for a small tank. GL.
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    Last edited by uncleman; 12-10-2007 at 9:38 PM. Reason: New Pacu at 4" today ... 11-DEC-2007
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    Thanks for the info.
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    Great Pacu! I hope you grow it to be a monster. By the way, you have the greatest avatar ever!



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