Is this Britain's biggest pacu?


Blue Planet Aquarium at Cheshire Oaks has what staff believe could be the largest Black pacu (Colossoma macropomum) in Britain - unless you know different!

At 110cm/44in, 'Moby' — named after the whale, due to her size — resides in the Flooded Forest exhibit alongside Silver arowana, Polka dot stingray, a Tiger shovelnose catfish and other Black pacu.

Tom Fielding, freshwater aquarist at Blue Planet Aquarium, says: "We give her a hearty diet of pacu-friendly fruit and veg, but she is partial to the occasional squid chunk — to be honest she probably eats more meaty foods than veg when it comes to feeding the tank."  

If you know of a larger specimen of Black pacu than Moby, please let us know.

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