Red Pacu Fish.
This species is sometimes referred to as “red-bellied pacu” due to its distinctive reddish coloration on its belly and fins.
The red pacu fish (Piaractus brachypomus) is a freshwater fish species that belongs to the Characidae family. It’s native to South America, particularly the Amazon River Basin. Red pacu are often mistaken for piranhas due to their similar appearance, but they have distinct differences, such as their teeth and diet. While piranhas are carnivorous and have sharp, serrated teeth, red pacu are omnivorous and possess human-like teeth, which are better suited for grinding and crushing plant material. They are popular in the aquarium trade but can grow quite large, making them challenging to maintain in smaller tanks.