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Even though they have square, straight, molar-like teeth, pacu have a seriously strong bite. Pacu have been considered a suitable fish for home aquariums in the past; however, due to their fast growth and the size they attain, it’s now thought that they don’t make good pets.


Originally tropical and subtropical South America but are now found throughout USA, Europe, & Asia.

Lives at Audubon Aquarium

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