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"I caught a betta! I betta not drop it!" —New Horizons
Betta Gallery

The betta is an uncommon fish introduced in New Horizons. It can be found in a river from 9am-4pm from the months of May to October (Northern Hemisphere) or November to April (Southern Hemisphere). It sells for 2,500 bells at Nook's Cranny.

Capture quotes[]

"I caught a betta! I betta not drop it!" —New Horizons

Donation to the museum[]

In New Horizons[]

Upon donation or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say:

"The betta has long fins and beautiful coloring. It is a tropical fish popular in decorative aquariums. They're very territorial and will fight to complete exhaustion, so aquarists must keep them carefully. Rarely do such beauty and violence commingle outside the rowdiest of sunset-viewing parties."

The Betta will appear in the tank of small fish within the freshwater fish room, with others such as the goldfish, nibble fish, guppies and neon tetras.

Further information[]


Main article: Siamese fighting fish on Wikipedia

Bettas (Betta splendens) are a species of fish related to gouramis from Asia. They live within ponds and slow moving rivers. Male Bettas are more colourful and have larger fins than females. The male fish will display their fins and gill covers to attract mates and scare away rivals. In the wild male fish are dark red with lashings of blue. It has been kept and bred in captivity for centuries for their beauty, with many color forms being developed. Many bettas are sadly becoming rare in the wild due to the drainage of waterways.

Encyclopedia Information[]

New Horizons[]

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a betta! I betta not drop it!"
Habitat River
Months active (north) May - October
Months active (south) November - April

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese ベタ Beta -
France French Combattant -
Spain Spanish Betta -
Germany German Kampffisch -
Italy Italian Betta -
The Netherlands Dutch Siamese kempvis -
Russia Russian Сиамский петушок Siamskiy petushok -
China Chinese 斗鱼/鬥魚 Dòu yú -
South Korea Korean 베타 Beta -

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