Ossubtus xinguense

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Serrasalmidae
Origin : North East Brazil (Rio Xingu)
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min. length aquarium : 140 cm - 55"
English name : Eaglebeak pacu
This fish needs a lot of free swimming space in the aquarium.  The aquarium should be set up with stones and driftwood.  Plants cannot be used because they think it is food and they will eat them.  A strong filter is necessary.

You should give them live food.  A large part of the food should be vegetable.  Frozen and dry food are accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Dolphin International

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