Tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum)

Also known as the giant pacu, black or black-finned pacu, chachama and gamitana. The tambaqui is a large species of pacu native to the Amazon and Orinoco basins in South America. Tambaqui like other pacu are solitary fish and feed on small insects, other invertebrates and plants, their plant diet makes them a very effective seed disperser as well. Tambaqui are very popular in the aquaculture industry as they are very easy to manage and are resistant to disease, populations have been introduced and are thriving Southeastern Asia.



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