Frank - did you get those scientific names I sent you?
can you explain to me which ones are correct for the differant types of pacu?
I finally sat down and read that PM, my apologies for not responding, since I do get many offline PM and just quickly read it. In this case, I saw this post here and partially read your PM, hence my replying here instead.
I can't tell you accurately what common name applies to which species in Piaractus or Colossoma because to me they are simply Tambaqui and one other native names that escapes me right now. Color is plastic and would not help you because ultimately these fish will generally turn dark grey to black anyway.