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")




5.8 - 7.2

22 -28 °C (71.6-82.4°F)

10-18 °d

2:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



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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