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What thes pacu fish eat?

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They eat:

- Fish flakes

- Algae wafers

- Carrots

- Lettuce

- Plain nuts

- Snails

- Shrimp

- Small bits of cooked chicken

- Peas

- Fruits

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yes, but i would wait until they are at least 10 inches before starting. Before that, keep them on fish flakes and vedgies.

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