Red Bellied Pacu (Piaractus brachypomus)

Red Bellied Pacu (Piaractus brachypomus)Name: Red Bellied Pacu (Piaractus brachypomus)
Status: Introduced.

Almost every Thailand fishing park and lake in Thailand holds this species because of its rapid growth and hardy nature. Native to the Amazon basin the Pacu is a very strong fighting fish and takes almost any bait, growing to instead of sharp pointed teeth the Pacu have a huge set of cutting molars which are used to crush nuts and other foods in its natural habitat. We catch them regularly at Dreamlake fishing resort in a max. size of 25kg.
Best baits:
Chicken heart, sausage and deadbaits