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


Origin

Sexing

Difficult to visually sex.

Tank compatibility

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

Diet

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

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

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

Behaviour

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

Identification

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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