Also known as Butter Bream, Buttercream, Butterfish, Diamond Moonfish, Kitefish, Mono, Mono Fingerfish, Natal Moony, Sea Kite, Silver-and-Black Butterflyfish, Silver Batfish, Silver Mono, Silver Moonfish, Silver Moony, Silvery Moonfish, Silvery Moony, Singapore Angelfish.
Found in schools, in both freshwater and silty waters, over bays, tidal creeks, mangrove estuaries, coastal reefs and lower reaches of streams. Highly territorial.
They feed on detritus and plankton.
Juveniles found singly or in small schools.
Length - 27cm
Depth - 0-10m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific
Unusually these compressed diamond shaped fish have scales on the Dorsal Fin and sometimes on the Anal Fin.
They live in salt water but can live in freshwater for extended periods. Ref: https://www.fishbase.org/summary/5807