Did you know?
They have two rows of hard, flattened teeth used for eating seeds and nuts that drop into the water from the trees above.
The Pacu are often referred to as vegetarian piranhas!
They live in the rivers of South America.
A pacu’s entire life is characterized by annual cycles corresponding to the rainy and dry seasons. They migrate upstream during the months of June to October and then, in response to the first rains of the wet season, start to spawn from November to February. When they're injured, a chemical is released into the water from the wound warning other Pacu to possible danger.
Amazon Flooded Forest
Delve into the mysteries of the tropical freshwater habitat featuring Black pacu, an enormous vegetarian relative of the piranha