Chaetodon daedalma

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Wrought-Iron Butterflyfish
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Chaetodon
Species: C. daedalma
Binomial name
Chaetodon daedalma
D. S. Jordan & Fowler, 1902

Chaetodon daedalma or the "Wrought-Iron Butterflyfish" is a species of butterflyfish native to the western Pacific ocean near central and southern Japan. They can grow up to 6 inches(15 centimeters).


These butterflyfish require temperatures from 60-75°F, so a tank cooler might be required. They require an enriched meaty diet with algae and other green foods.[1] They can do well alone or in small groups. They are active swimmers, and shouldn't be put in anything under 180 gallons. They are rarely seen in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ "View Chaetodon daedalma". Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  2. ^ "Chaetodon daedalma | The Wrought Iron Butterflyfish". 2008-12-30. Retrieved 2012-08-15.