Chaetodon daedalma also known as Wrought iron butterflyfish or Black-silk Butterflyfish is to be found in the Northwest Pacific around Ryukyu, Bonin and Izu islands and the main islands of southern Japan and is a butterfly fish which belongs to the sub-genus Lepidochaetodon.
Its coloring is gray black, with a white vertical band and a yellow edging with the back, on the fins.
Inhabits clear and rather deep outer waters, adults form schools of more than 10 individuals and migrate over a wide area.
Chaetodon daedalma is a beauty that looks like it would be delicate, but readily adapts to captivity, nourishes algae and invertebrates.
Butterflyfish are not recommended for reefs as they will pick at or eat a wide variety of corals, fan worms, and other invertebrates. Most Butterflyfish are known to pick at Aiptaisia, a parasitic anemone.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus)