Paco

Learn all about our friend Paco!

…is a pacu (aka colossoma brachypomus.)

…is from the characidae family – cousin of the piranha.

…comes from the Amazon region in South America and also some places in Central America.

…swims in fresh water.

Paco can eat anything. Normally an herbivore, Paco will eat small fish or shrimp, and loooves treats like strawberries and bananas.

Believe it or not, Paco is almost THIRTY years old!!

Although related to the piranha, Paco is naturally peaceful and friendly.

Come on downstairs when you’re at the library!!