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 Post subject: What kind of fish ??
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:22 pm 

Joined: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:14 pm
Posts: 13
Location: Dhaka Bangladesh
Hey hallo my fellow anglers

As i newly moved to Bangladesh it was quite difficult to find a nice Pond i can just go fishing. So after i finally asked some people in my fathers village they send me to a pond 1 hr outside of Dhaka where they told me i would enjoy fishing.

Normally in Bangladeshi ponds (got also my own little pond) i commonly caught Rohu , Kalbasu , Mrigal , Big Head , Common carp , gras carp , Telapia and Catla

But after just 1 min the hook was in the water a fish bit on my Strawberry-milkbread-ant egg bait and i was quite suprised to see my catch.

Can anyone tell me what kind of fish that is ??
The villagers told me it is an introduced species and they put it in there because they will sell it for quite high price.

I had my doubts wether this is legal ?! and stopped fishing there ...

Please can someone enlighten me here :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:40 pm 

Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:31 pm
Posts: 378
Location: worldwide
Hi mate,

Looks like a small Pacu, a species originally from South America. They are popular in the aquarium trade and hence have escaped in various countries, and been introduced into commercial fisheries in countries such as Thailand.

They are related to Pirahna but grow much larger and don't have the sharp teeth because their main food source is nuts and berries which fall from bankside vegetation.

All the best, Scott


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:23 pm 

Joined: Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:55 pm
Posts: 82
hi mate,

agreed with Scott,its pacu. its legal to catch it at its harmful for human as well as for other small species fishes.


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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 8:23 am 
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Joined: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:52 pm
Posts: 17
hi mate!! This is an introduced species because it is not a natural habitat of this part of the world.
Here in West Bengal we call it
but one thing!!! it has an array sharp teeth... which can be really dangerous if not taken care while holding.
enjoy fishing!!!

 Post subject: Hi
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 8:30 am 

Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:57 pm
Posts: 8
Location: Assam
Pacu (Piaractus brachypomus) - Vegeterian Piranha from South America. Introduced species for cultivation. Very tasty :)

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