The Painted Sweetlips (Diagramma pictum) is also known as Slate Sweetlips. As juveniles, they have a dark brown body color with gold markings, offset with a number of dark bands running the length of their body. As adults, they lose most of their color and take on a pale grey-blue coloring, with small dark splotches all over their body. While the tail is speckled with small olive-yellow spots.The Painted Sweetlips is known to frequent the sandy bottom areas of reefs around rock outcrops, wreckage debris and can occasionally be found in estuaries.


Painted Sweetlips 6-10 cm

SKU: 012100011105
  • Specification's

    Common Name

    Painted Sweetlip

    Scientific Name Diagramma pictum
    Origin Indo-Pacific, Fiji, Indian Ocean
    Max Size 30 cm
    Reef Safe No
    Min Tank Size Medium
    Diet Carnivore
    Care Level Difficult
    Temperament Semi-aggressive 

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