Fish Species

Picasso Fish

Picasso Fish - Description

The Picasso Fish is also known as the Lagoon Triggerfish. It is smaller and less aggressive than other triggerfish.

The Picasso Fish needs a large tank so it is advisable to keep them with other large species and ensure they have plenty of hiding places to minimise aggression. The Picasso Fish sleeps on its side!

Popular Name: Picasso Fish
Species: Rhinecanthus aculeatus

Profile of the Picasso Fish

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

  • Size: Up to 30cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4. Temp 21 to 24 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Flaked or Frozen Food

  • Temperament: Aggressive towards smaller fish

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 50m

  • Behaviour: Will bite!

  • Range: Western Indian Ocean, Red Sea

Scientific Classification of the Picasso 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: Rhinecanthus aculeatus

  • Popular Name: Picasso Fish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Tetraodontiformes

  • Family: Balistidae

Aquarium Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Picasso 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,
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