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Carp encyclopedia (New Leaf)
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Location Price
River 300 Bells
Size Shadow size
26,75 in. 70 cm Large
Time of year Time of day
All year All day
Scientific name Cyprinus carpio
Family Cyprinidae - Carp
Appearances AF, AF+, AC, AFe+, WW, CF, NL
Rarity Fairly Common (★★)
Regional names Flag of Spain Carpa
Flag of Germany small Karpfen
Flag of Italy small Carpa
Flag of France small Carpe
"I caught a carp! I really seized the diem!" —New Leaf

The carp is a common river fish found throughout the year. It is the commoner cousin to the koi, the goldfish, and the popeyed goldfish.

Donation to the museum

As with all fish caught in Animal Crossing series, the carp can be donated to the museum in each game by talking to Blathers, who will also give some information on it.

In Animal Crossing

Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say:

"Even run-of-the-mill, common fish are valuable resources, you see. All part of the grand tapestry, wot!"

In Wild World

Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say:

"I do believe many people enjoy this fish raw at sushi restaurants...I understand it makes a rather tasty addition to soups and chowders, wot!"

In City Folk

Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say:

"...Hoo, tell me, have you ever had occasion to see the teeth of a Carp? They're positioned far back in the mouth and can bite through seashells! I daresay you shouldn't go sticking your finger into a carp's mouth, wot? That is a mighty chomp!"

In New Leaf

In New Leaf, an information board in the aquarium will list information about this fish.

"These tough fish have very long life spans, capping out at ages surpassing 100 years. Their whiskers are one of their trademark features, making them relatively easy to identify. They're omnivorous and eat waterweed and bugs by sucking their food into their mouths. They also have teeth in the back of their throats that help break down shellfish for digestion."

Capture quotes

"I caught a carp! Ouch! I hurt my wrist! It might be CARPal-tunnel!" —Animal Crossing
"I caught a carp! Carpe carp!" —Wild World
"I caught a carp! Pretty sharp!" —City Folk
"I caught a carp! I really seized the diem!" —New Leaf

Encyclopedia information

Wild World

Encyclopedia Information
Carp (Wild World) "They feed by sucking the river's bottom."
Size 2.4 feet
Habitat Rivers
Season All Year
Icon Carp (Wild World icon)

City Folk

Encyclopedia Information
Carp (City Folk)
"Preferring murky water, these suck mud from the bottom with their food."
Size About 32 in.
Habitat Rivers
Season All Year

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
Carp encyclopedia (New Leaf)
"I caught a carp! I really seized the diem!"
Size About 32 in.
Habitat Rivers
Season All Year


Further information


A real life carp.

The carp is a fish originally found in East Asia, but introduced the world over. They can grow up to a meter in length. They eat up to three times their body weight every day, up to 60lb (28kg). They are particularly popular for angling, as well as to eat in many cultures around the world. (Further Information)

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