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This article is about fish in general. For the action of catching a fish, see fishing.

Fish are a number of collectable items in the Animal Crossing series. Players can catch them with a fishing rod. They can be donated to the museum to fill up the aquarium, sold to Tom Nook/Reese, or placed in the player's home inside a Fish Tank, like a piece of furniture. However, only small fish tanks will be able to placed on top of furniture (e.g. A Table). Larger fish tanks must be put onto the floor. A large amount of fish will only emerge during the summer, a few unique species will emerge in autumn and spring, and there are almost none during the winter. Some villagers in City Folk will ask the player to try and catch a certain fish, and, upon doing so, they will give an item to the player, which could be anything from an article of clothing to a piece of furniture.


Fish Sizes

In the series there are six different sizes of fish. Each fish is limited to its own shadow size. Sharks and sunfish are unlike other fish in that they show a fin in their shadow.

In New Leaf, there are now various catch sizes of each fish that can be kept track of and recorded into an encyclopedia. Every time the player catches a fish that is bigger than the original record, it will be overwritten. However the shadow size for each type remains the same, no matter how big or small the resulting catch size is.

List of fish

Animal Forest

Main article: Fish (Animal Forest)
In Animal Forest, there are 32 species of fish obtainable. The coelacanth is the only fish that can be caught in the ocean.
Fish chart (Animal Forest)

Animal Forest

Animal Crossing

In Animal Crossing, there are 40 species of fish obtainable.The herabuna from Animal Forest and Animal Forest+ has been replaced with the brook trout. The crawfish, frog, killifish, jellyfish, sea bass, red snapper, barred knifejaw, and arapaima were added.
Complete Fish

Animal Crossing fish list.

Animal Forest e+

In the Japanese-only game, Animal Forest e+, an extra 8 species occur, making 48 species of fish obtainable. The new species include the horse mackerel, puffer fish, dab, olive flounder, squid, octopus, seahorse, and swordfish (Called blue marlin in later games).
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Animal Forest e+ fish list.

Wild World

Main article: Fish (Wild World)

In Wild World, a total of 56 fish are obtainable. Dropped fish include the herabuna, brook trout, giant catfish, small bass, and large bass. New fish include the yellow perch, king salmon, dorado, gar, sea butterfly, clownfish, zebra turkeyfish, football fish, tuna, ocean sunfish, hammerhead shark, and shark. No Animal Forest e+ endemics were dropped. In Wild World, 35 fish are freshwater and 21 are saltwater.

City Folk

Main article: Fish (City Folk)

In City Folk, a total of 64 fish are obtainable. No fish were dropped. New fish include the pike, neon tetra, surgeonfish, butterfly fish, napoleonfish, lobster (fish), moray eel, and ray. The placement of fish in this game is evened out. In City Folk, 37 fish are freshwater and 27 are saltwater.

New Leaf

Fishposter

All 72 fish in New Leaf.

Main article: Fish (New Leaf)

In New Leaf, a total of 72 fish are obtainable. Dropped fish include the jellyfish, while the octopus (fish) and lobster (fish) became Deep-sea creatures. New species include the soft-shelled turtle, tadpole, mitten crab, nibble fish, saddled bichir, blowfish, ribbon eel, giant trevally, saw shark, whale shark, and oarfish. The game features 42 freshwater fish and 30 saltwater fish.

New Horizons

Main article: Fish (New Horizons)

In New Horizons, a total of 80 fish are obtainable. Dropped fish include the barbel steed, eel, and rainbow trout. New fish include the ranchu goldfish, snapping turtle, tilapia, golden trout, betta, rainbowfish, sturgeon, anchovy, mahi-mahi, suckerfish, and barreleye. The game features 46 freshwater fish and 34 saltwater fish.

List of Fish

Here are all of the fish in the mainline series based on appearances.

Fish
Name Image Animal Forest Animal Forest+ Animal Crossing Animal Forest e+ Wild World City Folk New Leaf New Horizons
Anchovy Anchovy NH Icon - - - - - - -
Angelfish Angelfish HHD Icon
Arapaima Arapaima HHD Icon -
Arowana Arowana HHD Icon
Barbel steed Barbel Steed HHD Icon -
Barred knifejaw Barred Knifejaw HHD Icon -
Barreleye Barreleye NH Icon - - - - - - -
Betta Betta NH Icon - - - - - - -
Bitterling Bitterling HHD Icon
Black bass

Bass(prior to WW)

Black Bass HHD Icon
Blowfish Blowfish HHD Icon - - - - - -
Blue marlin

Swordfish(prior to WW)

Blue Marlin HHD Icon - - -
Bluegill Bluegill HHD Icon
Brook trout Brook Trout (Animal Crossing) - - - - - -
Butterfly fish Butterflyfish HHD Icon - - - - -
Carp Carp HHD Icon
Catfish Catfish HHD Icon
Char

Large Char(prior to WW)

Char HHD Icon - - - - - - -
Cherry salmon Cherry Salmon HHD Icon
Clownfish Clownfish HHD Icon - - - -
Coelacanth Coelacanth HHD Icon
Crawfish Crawfish HHD Icon -
Crucian carp Crucian Carp HHD Icon
Dab Dab HHD Icon - - -
Dace Dace HHD Icon
Dorado Dorado HHD Icon - - - -
Eel Eel HHD Icon -
Football fish Football Fish HHD Icon - - - -
Freshwater goby Freshwater Goby HHD Icon
Frog Frog HHD Icon -
Gar Gar HHD Icon - - - -
Giant catfish Giant Catfish (Animal Crossing) - - - -
Giant snakehead Giant Snakehead HHD Icon
Giant trevally Giant Trevally HHD Icon - - - - - -
Golden trout Golden Trout NH Icon - - - - - - -
Goldfish Goldfish HHD Icon
Great white shark

Shark(prior to NH)

Shark HHD Icon - - - -
Guppy Guppy HHD Icon
Hammerhead shark Hammerhead Shark HHD Icon - - - -
Herabuna Herabuna (Animal Crossing) - - - - - -
Horse mackerel Horse Mackerel HHD Icon - - -
Jellyfish Jellyfish (City Folk) - - -
Killifish Killifish HHD Icon -
King salmon King Salmon HHD Icon - - - -
Koi Koi HHD Icon
Large bass Large Bass (Animal Crossing) - - - -
Loach Loach HHD Icon
Lobster Lobster (City Folk) - - - - - - -
Mahi-mahi Mahi-Mahi NH Icon - - - - - - -
Mitten crab Mitten Crab HHD Icon - - - - - -
Moray eel Moray Eel HHD Icon - - - - -
Napoleonfish Napoleonfish HHD Icon - - - - -
Neon tetra Neon Tetra HHD Icon - - - - -
Nibblefish Nibble Fish HHD Icon - - - - - -
Oarfish Oarfish HHD Icon - - - - - -
Ocean sunfish Ocean Sunfish HHD Icon - - - -
Octopus Octopus (City Folk) - - - - -
Olive flounder Olive Flounder HHD Icon - - -
Pale chub Pale Chub HHD Icon
Pike Pike HHD Icon - - - - -
Piranha Piranha HHD Icon
Pond smelt Pond Smelt HHD Icon
Pop-eyed goldfish Popeyed Goldfish HHD Icon
Puffer fish Puffer Fish HHD Icon - - -
Rainbow trout Rainbow Trout HHD Icon -
Rainbowfish Rainbowfish NH Icon - - - - - - -
Ranchu goldfish Ranchu Goldfish NH Icon - - - - - - -
Ray Ray HHD Icon - - - - -
Red Snapper Red Snapper HHD Icon -
Ribbon eel Ribbon Eel HHD Icon - - - - - -
Saddled bichir Saddled Bichir HHD Icon - - - - - -
Salmon Salmon HHD Icon
Saw shark Saw Shark HHD Icon - - - - - -
Sea bass Sea Bass HHD Icon -
Sea butterfly Sea Butterfly HHD Icon - - - -
Seahorse Sea Horse HHD Icon - - -
Small bass Small Bass (Animal Crossing) - - - -
Snapping turtle Snapping Turtle NH Icon - - - - - - -
Soft-shelled turtle Soft-Shelled Turtle HHD Icon - - - - - -
Squid Squid HHD Icon - - -
Stringfish Stringfish HHD Icon
Sturgeon Sturgeon NH Icon - - - - - - -
Suckerfish Suckerfish NH Icon - - - - - - -
Surgeonfish Surgeonfish HHD Icon - - - - -
Sweetfish Sweetfish HHD Icon
Tadpole Tadpole HHD Icon - - - - - -
Tilapia Tilapia NH Icon - - - - - - -
Tuna Tuna HHD Icon - - - -
Whale shark Whale Shark HHD Icon - - - - - -
Yellow perch Yellow Perch HHD Icon - - - -
Zebra Turkeyfish Zebra Turkeyfish HHD Icon - - - -
*Note: (AC) = Animal Crossing, (AFe+) = Animal Forest e+, (WW) = Wild World, (CF) = City Folk, (NL) = New Leaf, (NH) = New Horizons.

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Freshwater Fish
AngelfishArapaimaArowanaBarbel steedBassBettaBitterlingBlack bassBluegillBrook troutCarpCatfishCharCherry salmonCrawfishCrucian carpDaceDoradoEelFreshwater gobyFrogGarGiant catfishGiant snakeheadGolden troutGoldfishGuppyHerabunaKillifishKing salmonKoiLarge bassLoachNeon tetraNibble fishPale chubPikePiranhaPond smeltPop-eyed goldfishRainbowfishRainbow troutRanchu goldfishSaddled bichirSalmonSmall bassSnapping turtleSoft-shelled turtleStringfishSturgeonSweetfishTadpoleTilapiaYellow perch
Saltwater Fish
AnchovyBarred knifejawBarreleyeBlowfishBlue marlinButterfly fishClownfishCoelacanthDabFootball fishGiant trevallyGreat white sharkHammerhead sharkHorse mackerelJellyfishLobsterMahi-mahiMitten crabMoray eelNapoleonfishOarfishOcean sunfishOctopusOlive flounderPuffer fishRayRed snapperRibbon eelSaw sharkSea bassSea butterflySeahorseSquidSuckerfishSurgeonfishSuckerfishTunaWhale sharkZebra turkeyfish
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