Sheep Pacu (Acnodon normani)

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Sheep Pacu

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Sheep Pacu

Acnodon normani

246 Litres (65 US G.)

13-15 cm (5.1-5.9")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.8 - 7.2

22 -28 °C (71.6-82.4°F)

10-18 °d

2:3 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Characidae



Additional names

Tiger Pacu, Elongatus Pacu


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult to visually sex.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Appreciates company of its own kind. Can be kept with larger robust peaceful or, depending on species, semi-aggressive South American Cichlids.


Diet[edit | edit source]

Predominantly vegetarian and will nibble live plants, however will also sift food, including invertebrates, from the detritus.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Needs a large, well filtered and spacious tank with plenty of swimming space. Will eat live plants so is not planted tank safe.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A fast swimming fish, fairly robust. Prone to ich and other parasites.


Identification[edit | edit source]

An elongated laterally depressed slender fish with a silver iridescent body with gold and olive green colouration, some vertical barring, large eyes and translucent fins.

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