Wrought Iron Butterflyfish Adult

Wrought Iron Butterflyfish Adult

Chaetodon daedalma

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This fish needs to be pre-ordered and will require an initial deposit of 50% at checkout. The remaining 50% will be billed once your fish is acquired prior to shipping.

The Wrought Iron Butterflyfish(Chaetodon daedalma) is an extremely rare fish that we have adopted as our mascot. This fish is almost never seen in the hobby, due to its remote location, and is rarely imported into the United States.  

The Wrought Iron Butterfly has an almost metallic look to it, giving the fish its name. Its scales gleam under reef lighting, and the bright yellow outline on its anal fins make this fish one of the most unique and striking fish in the aquarium hobby.


Chaetodon daedalma maxes out around 8” and will live comfortably in tanks 120 gallons or larger. The Wrought Iron Butterfly is still part of the Genus Chaetodon and tends to nip at fleshy LPS polyps, and other corals. There have been multiple success stories with this fish in reefs, but there is always a chance of coral nipping. Please contact the team at Among The Reef if you have any questions on if this may be the right fish for you!

Among The Reef is dedicated to change the way customers acquire aquarium fish. Due to our vast network of divers and suppliers, we find your dream fish anywhere on the planet, and we will be communicating with you every step of the way. We only work with divers and suppliers utilizing optimal collection methods, and our industry leading husbandry practices ensure that you will receive the healthiest fish, best conditioned for aquarium life. You dream the aquarium, we build and fill it.