Fish Species

Clown Trigger Fish

Clown Trigger Fish - Description

The Clown Trigger Fish is a very beautiful aquarium fish but can be aggressive towards smaller fish. Its unique coloring with its amazing yellow lips makes this triggerfish a very popular species.

It has a powerful jaw capable of crushing the shells of crustaceans and can be tame enough to hand feed, beware of its teeth!

Popular Name: Clown Trigger Fish
Species: Balistoides conspicillum

Profile of the Clown Trigger Fish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Clown Trigger Fish species.

  • Size: Up to 50cm 

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 - 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Small Crustaceans, Live, Dried and Frozen Food

  • Temperament: Like other triggerfish, will be aggressive towards smaller fish

  • Habitat: Coral Reefs at depths of up to 75m

  • Behaviour: Good community fish but does require a large tank

  • Range: Indo-Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Clown Trigger Fish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Balistoides conspicillum

  • Popular Name: Clown Triggerfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Tetraodontiformes

  • Family: Balistidae


Aquarium Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Clown Trigger Fish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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