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"I caught a crucian carp! My skills are sharp!" —New Horizons

The crucian carp is a common omnipresent fish in all games and tied with the frog and the bluegill as the second lowest-selling fish in the game at 120 Bells.

Capture Quotes

"I caught a crucian carp! Carpe diem!" —Animal Crossing
"I caught a crucian carp! Carpe diem!" —Wild World
"I caught a crucian carp! I'm looking pretty sharp!" —City Folk
"I caught a crucian carp! I'm looking pretty sharp!" —City Folk
"I caught a crucian carp! What a crucial catch!" —New Leaf
"I caught a crucian carp! My skills are sharp!" —New Horizons

¡He pescado un carpín! ¡Me lo quedo de botín!
New Leaf


Donation to the museum

As with all fish caught in Animal Crossing series, the crucian 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! We will take excellent care of this fellow, oh yes. You can rest assured. Excellent care, indeed."

In Wild World

Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say:

"When I hear crucian carp, I think to myself...Taco! Indeed, FISH taco, wot wot! I suppose this might be an odd choice of fish for such a dish, but...I say, by any chance, would you like to try it out and get back to me?"

In City Folk

Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say:

"The largest difference between a crucian carp and a carp is the former's lack of whiskers, wot? Compared to the regally whiskered carp, there's something almost common about the crucian variety!"

In New Leaf

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

Crucian carp are fairly easy fish for beginners to catch, but they're also popular with veteran anglers. They are related to koi and can live up to 15 years, making them a great fish to keep in a pond. Male offspring are seldom born, so females significantly outnumber males, making populations suffer. Luckily, females reproduce with males of some other species, so the problem is relatively temporary."

In New Horizons

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

"I wonder... Do you know how to tell the difference between a crucian carp and a standard-issue carp? It's quite easy to tell the two apart... One must simply locate the barbels. Or, rather, the lack of them! And just what is a barbel, you ask? Well, a barbel looks a little something like a mustache. A run-of-the-mill carp will sport this unsightly "facial hair," while a crucian carp is considerably better groomed! I tried to grow a mustache when I was younger. It never did fill in quite right... All for the best in the end, as mustaches go so much better with noses than with beaks!"

Fishing Tourney

Animal Crossing

When given to Chip he says:

TBA

New Leaf

When given to Chip he says:

Hey, you know what? Crucian carps are rather fantastic in sweet stew.
But I'm not picky. I'll just eat 'em raw if that's all there is!

Encyclopedia information

Animal Crossing

Fish
Encyclopedia Information
Crucian Carp (Animal Crossing).png
Size 11.7 inches
Habitat River
Season All year



Wild World

Fish
Encyclopedia Information
Crucian carp (Wild World).png "Unlike carp, crucian carp lack whiskers."
Size 11.7 inches
Habitat Rivers
Season All year
Icon Crucian carp (Wild World icon).png


City Folk

Fish
Encyclopedia Information
Crucian Carp (City Folk).png
"The difference between these and carp is their lack of whiskers."
Size About 11.7 inches
Habitat Rivers
Season All year


New Leaf

Fish
Encyclopedia Information
Crucian carp encyclopedia (New Leaf).jpg
"I caught a crucian carp! What a crucial catch!"
Size About 11.7 inches
Habitat Rivers
Season All year


New Horizons

Fish
Encyclopedia Information
Nh-crucian-carp.jpg
"I caught a crucian carp! My skills are sharp!"
Habitat River
Months active (north) All year
Months active (south) All year



Gallery

Further information

A drawing of a real crucian carp.

Main article: Crucian carp on Wikipedia

Carassius carassius is a fish of the carp family. People commonly have these in aquariums, but there are also people that eat them, typically in Asian countries. The variation in shape of a crucian carp can be very high and is highly based on its environment. The fish get an almost perfect disk shape with well-rounded fins at first. If no predators such as pike or perch are present, the crucian carp will grow in length rather than height and the fish will be more slender-looking.

Trivia

  • The capture quote in many games references the phrase "carpe diem", which is a Latin proverb meaning "seize the day".

In other languages

Crucian carp
Language Name
Japan Japanese フナ Funa
France French Carassin
Spain Spanish Carpín
Germany German Karausche
Italy Italian Carassio
The Netherlands Dutch Kroeskarper
Russia Russian Карась Karas'
China Chinese 鲫鱼/鯽魚 Jìyú
South Korea Korean 붕어 Bungeo


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