Lamarck’s Angelfish

Greek Name: Genicanthus lamarck



Lamarck’s Angelfish Lamarck’s Angelfish (or Lamark Angelfish) is also known as”the Freckletail Lyretail Angelfish. They are distinguished from other angelfish that they are sexually dimorphic. Male and female angelfish have a silvery-gray color with black horizontal stripes running from the eye to the caudal fin. The female’s stripes are more striking with one of them extending to and completely covering the length of the caudal fin. Both have a long dorsal fin that appears black. Although the female is larger while the caudal fin is freckled. It is more easily maintained than other angelfish species, and is more manageable to keep than most other angelfish. Lamarck’s Angelfish requires a well-maintained tank that is at least one hundred and fifty-five Gallons. They might pursue small, gentle planktivores like Anthias fairy Wrasses, Flasher Wrasses, and Fire Gobies but will usually avoid other fish, such as other Angels. Only one male Lamarck’s Angelfish is required per tank. Fish belonging to the Genus Genicanthus are the sole Zooplanktivores in the angelfish. The food consumed should include Spirulina and marine algae Angelfish that are of high-quality, premium preparations, and mysis, or frozen shrimp.Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1″ to 2″; Medium 2″ to3 1/4″; Large 3 1/4″ to 4 1/2″

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Care Level




Color Form

Black, White



Reef Compatible


Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size



Australia, Fiji, Indonesia



Minimum Tank

125 gallons



One of the less simple in the Genicanthus group, the robust Lamarck’s Angelfish remains a sought-after fish for Aquarists. This species’ Genus is different from its larger cousins as it is exclusively fed Zooplankton and is not fed on Sponges Corals and any of the other invertebrate species that are sessile. The Lamarck Angelfish is an excellent choice for mixing with other Angelfish however, it is an ideal candidate for reef safe aquarium since it doesn’t pick at corals.



Feed your fish a varied diet composed of large pieces of meaty meals. The most common of these are krill fresh table shrimps, squid mussel and clam. It’s an excellent idea to supplement your diet with a sort of herbivore diet that contains.

Additional information


Large, Medium, Small

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