Cachama/Amazonic Pacu (Piaractus Brachypomus)
Cachama is a widely distributed species in South America from the Orinoco to De La Plata River. In Colombia it is located in the basins of the Orinoco and Amazon rivers.
White Cachama, has lots of small scales, light gray on the dorsal side and white on the belly, with light reddish colorations in the inner belly part and upper belly, pelvic and anal fins. It has small body and deep head in relation to it.
The Cachama is a freshwater fish, family of characids, to which belong the Caribs, the morocotos, Palambras and Palometas. The Characidae family owns the largest number of species of freshwater fish in Venezuela. In addition, many of them are commercially valuable species.
Adult Cachama measures almost a meter long, and weigh about 30 kilograms. Belly coloration is usually reddish similar to the dorsal colour of the Caribes, which may be yellow or black in different individuals. It is a robust fish, with abundant and tasty meat.