The Pacu are found in mostly rivers and streams in the Amazon and Orinoco river basins of lowland Amazonia. Average fish weighs 8-10 lbs. and the diet consists of falling fruits and nuts from the trees along the river. The flavor of Pacu is prized for their sweet, mild “fruity” flavor.
This fish is very tasty and it can be roasted, broiled or pan fried. Pacu ribs can be a success in any restaurant willing to explore. Pacu have a crunchy outside, soft inside, with an incredible taste.