Mexican Lookdown

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Mexican Lookdown

This fish is known as Mexican Lookdown, Hairfin Anchovy and the correct latin name is Selene brevoortii. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Jacks and Pompanos family. (e) It's origin is Eastern Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

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Mexican Lookdown can grow up to 38 cm what is approximately 14 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 4560cm2 of water surface which is approximately 706 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are 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 Mexican Lookdown fish. (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 pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Mexican Lookdown, picture no.1

Mexican Lookdown, picture no.2

Mexican Lookdown, picture no.3

Mexican Lookdown, picture no.4

Mexican Lookdown, picture no.5
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