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    What is the growth rate for RedBelly PACU ???

    Discussion in 'General Aquaria Discussion' started by uncleman, Dec 10, 2007.

    1. uncleman

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      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" :ROFL:, what they don't say is thats in the first 6 mo.s :headbang2.

      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...

      Dr Joe

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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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      Today in a 220.(about 22 inches)
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      really fast!!
       
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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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      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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