Angel Lamark Small Genicanthus lamarck
Common Name: Lamark Angel, Freckletail Lyretail Angel
Description: The Lamark Angel is one of the few species of angelfish that carry a distinct difference between the male and female Lamark Angel. Both male and female are a silvery-gray with horizontal black stripes from their eye to their caudal fin. In both, the long dorsal fin is black, although larger in the female, and the caudal fin is freckled with black. Additionally, the female's stripes are bolder with one extending into and covering the length of the caudal fin. The Lamark Angel is also noted as being one of the most peaceful of the angelfish species. Not only can the Lamark Angel be kept in a tank with other angelfish but it is also a good candidate for a reef type aquarium. Although this group of fish is very friendly, it is important to note that there should only be one male Lamark Angel per tank.
Recommended Tank Size: The ideal tank size for that of a Lamark Angel is that of about 100 gallons. This type of fish likes to hide and swim so the tank should balanced out, decorated with live rock yet allowing room for the fish to swim freely. The temperature of the water should be kept anywhere between 72 - 78 degrees Fahrenheit witha pH of about 8.1 - 8.4.
Food & Diet: The Lamark Angel is considered an omnivore. It is best to feed your Lamark Angel small amounts several times a day with a diet consisting of all kinds of live, frozen, and prepared formula foods. An example of this includes mussels, shrimp, squid, and spinach.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility: Reef compatible.