Mexican Lookdown

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Mexican Lookdown

This species is known as Mexican Lookdown, Hairfin Anchovy and the correct latin name is Selene brevoortii. It belongs to the Jacks and Pompanos family. (e) Origin of this species is Eastern Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care


Mexican Lookdown can grow up to 38 cm what is approximately 14 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 4560cm2 of water surface which is approximately 706 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

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

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Mexican Lookdown, picture no.5

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