Pacú , pez chato , mbiraí, or piraí, is a South American ray-finned fish that is endemic to the Paraguay-Paraná River basin, though it has been introduced by aquaculture activities in a wider area.

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The Pacu lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater environment.

Large pacu (Serrasalminae) at the Shedd Aquarium Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Characiformes More

The PACU staff, generally composed of highly trained nurses are charged with many vital tasks for the care of post-anaesthesia and post operative patients. More

The commercial value of the pacu has led to its consideration as a candidate for aquaculture in the Amazon region. More

the PACU that the patient is nearly ready to leave the OR for the PACU and provides information related to the stability of the patient and any special needs the patient may have. More

Basic Information on Keeping a Pet Pacu in Your Aquarium - Overview: Pacu are members of the Serrasalminae sub-family of Characins. More

The PACU is staffed by twenty registered nurses, and is open 24 hours a day. More

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There are several PACU scoring systems for the assessment of anesthesia patients. One of those rating scales is the Aldrete Scale, which was formulated in 1970 and modified in 1992. More

The nurses goal in PACU is to plan nursing care aimed at assisting patients with a safe return to consciousness without complications or adverse reaction to drugs or treatments. An anesthesiologist is always available to assist the nurses in caring for their patients. More

Pacus will eat small fish that they can catch, but Zebra Danios swim fast and can often avoid being eaten. Pacu Species: Key Points, Tips & Tricks - Pacu Q/A 1. Huge, Huge, Huge. More

Reader Comment - See MoreMy auntie has 2 pacus, 1 is about 1ft and sum inches and da other is about 5 or 6 inches. The bigger pacu has its on tank because it killed the oscar and the other... More

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red bellied pacuRed Belly Pacu is a non-native fish that gets introduced to local waters. People keep them in aquariums and sometimes release them into the wild. Pacu are closely related to the Paranha, as both are from the Amazon. More

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to the PACU is well worth considering. In this article, I'll tell you about the PACU and the responsibilities of a PACU nurse. More

fish is no piranha: Still, the exotic pacu fish should not have been in Kiwanis Lake. Close Set up an RSS feed that alerts you when new articles from The America's Intelligence Wire are available. More

The pacu is a ________ fish. A) saltwater B) freshwater 2. More

call them pacus without the ú unless your nephew lives in Brasil. LA Six-inch pacú getting darker. LA This pacú looks better two months later. So does his now clean tank. More

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that choose to identify pacus is to always examine the teeth. Pacus have a double row of teeth that are either short, blunt triangular, to flat, almost human-like. More

The Red Belly Pacu fish looks very similar and is sometimes sold to customers as the Red Belly Piranha. However, they only look like piranha as juveniles. The red belly pacu will grow rather quickly and may reach 12 - 24 inches (30 - 61 cm) if properly taken care of. More

Projeto Pacu is a Brazilian enterprise specialized in reproduction of South American fishes. More

Common names

Caranha in Portuguese (Português)
Paco in Spanish (español)
Pacu in English
Pacu in Portuguese (Português)
Pacu caranha in Portuguese (Português)
Pacu-caranha in Portuguese (Português)
Piaractus mesopotamicus in Catalan (Català)
Piaractus mesopotamicus in French (français)

Order : Characiformes
Family : Characidae
Genus : Piaractus
Species : Piaractus mesopotamicus
Authority : Holmberg, 1887