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This fish is known as Dollarfish, Flatjack, Hairfinned Dory, Hairfinned Silverfish, Horsehead, Lookdown, Moonfish, Moonshine, Wireback and the correct latin name is Selene vomer. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Jacks and Pompanos family. (e) Origin of this species is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish.

Dollarfish can grow up to 48 cm what is approximately 18 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 5760cm2 of water surface which is approximately 892 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Dollarfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

They eat small crabs, worms and smaller fish. However, this fish is not kept in aquariums.

Dollarfish picture no. 1

Dollarfish picture no. 2

Dollarfish picture no. 3

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