Genicanthus Lamarck Angel or the Freckletail Lyretail Angel

Genicanthus lamarck also commonly known as Lamarck Angel or the Freckletail Lyretail Angelfish. They are found at a depth range of 10 – 50 m, in the shallow reef crests and deep reefs adjacent to steep slopes.

They are native to Indo-West Pacific: Australia, Fiji and Indonesia and can grow up 9 inches. Lamarck angel is silvery-grey with horizontal black stripes from eye to tail fin and the tail fin has small black dots.

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Freckletail Lyretail Angelfish is one of the hardier angelfish and is easy to keep. It’s a great choice for a beginner that can provide big tanks. This fish will need a tank with lots of open areas for swimming. This fish also requires a lot of rock and sand work for hiding.

Lamarck angel can be kept in pairs or groups containing only one male. This fish requires feeding several times a day, especially when newly added. This is the only angelfish that is zooplanktivores as they eat tiny invertebrates that float freely in the water column.

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They will easily accept food particles in the aquarium water so are easy to feed. Lamarck angel also rarely feed on corals or other invertebrates, so they are an ideal fish for a reef aquarium as well. They easily feed on marine flakes, Spirulina, algae and mysis shrimps. The Genicanthus Lamarck Angelfish has been bred in captivity and they are broadcast spawners, releasing eggs and sperm simultaneously after sundown. Lamarck angel is a great choice when it comes to selecting an angelfish for a reef system. So, to read more about this fish click here.


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