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Genicanthus lamarck (Lacepede 1802), Lamarck's Angelfish. Probably the most common member of the genus.Full size angels should not be mixed with other full size angels, unless it is in a tank of at least 180 gallons. Not a brightly marked fish, the Lamark Angel still remains a popular fish with Aquarists. The Genus of this species is very unlike its other full sized relatives as this Genus feeds on Zooplankton, not Sponges, Corals or any other sessile Invertebrate. The Lamark Angel is an excellent candidate for mixing not only with other Angels, but is also an excellent candidate for a Reef type aquarium.
Maximum Size: the Genicanthus lamarck grows up to 9 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Lamark Angel prefers a tank of at least 80 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim.
Diet: The Genicanthus lamarck is a omnivore and likes to eat Omnivore. Feeds primarily on Zooplankton. Should be offered frozen Mysis, Plankton, and other frozen foods..
Level of Care: The Lamark Angel is a medium maintenance fish.
Behavior: The Lamark Angel may act peacefully toward other fish.
Water Conditions: Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78 F).
Range: Coral Sea, Indo-Australian Archipelago to Vanuatu. North to Japan and to the Great Barrier Reef.
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