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Is this a Pacu?
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CaseyMann
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PostPosted: 2011.08.11(Thu)19:06    Post subject: Is this a Pacu? Reply with quote

I was working in a retirement facility and noticed this fish a in a tank with others: angelfish ,pleco, and some barbs. I thought it was a pacu, but the pictures I've pulled online show different coloring. So is it?



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UncleWillie
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PostPosted: 2011.08.11(Thu)21:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. Looks like a juvenile pacu that needs a good meal or two.
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.08.12(Fri)1:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a pacu.
A Redhook Metynnis - Myloplus rubripinnis and a male hence the body spots.
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UncleWillie
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PostPosted: 2011.08.12(Fri)7:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I see now! That's cool and definitely explains the different body shape than the pacus. I've seen similar red spots on very young pacu, but the size of the fish is hard to tell in this picture.

Nice ID, and a neat fish.
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CaseyMann
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PostPosted: 2011.08.12(Fri)8:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

diademhill wrote:
Not a pacu.
A Redhook Metynnis - Myloplus rubripinnis and a male hence the body spots.



Good call!!!!!!! I looked it up and that's definitely it.
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