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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.

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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.

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.

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).

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

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. Images are based on most recent appearance.

Fish
Name Image Animal Forest Animal Forest+ Animal Crossing Animal Forest e+ Wild World City Folk New Leaf New Horizons
Anchovy NH-Icon-anchovy.png - - - - - - -
Angelfish NH-Icon-angelfish.png
Arapaima NH-Icon-arapaima.png -
Arowana NH-Icon-arowana.png
Barbel steed Barbel Steed HHD Icon.png -
Barred knifejaw NH-Icon-barredknifejaw.png -
Barreleye NH-Icon-barreleye.png - - - - - - -
Betta NH-Icon-betta.png - - - - - - -
Bitterling NH-Icon-bitterling.png
Black bass

Bass(prior to WW)

NH-Icon-blackbass.png
Blowfish NH-Icon-blowfish.png - - - - - -
Blue marlin

Swordfish(prior to WW)

NH-Icon-bluemarlin.png - - -
Bluegill NH-Icon-bluegill.png
Brook trout Brook Trout (Animal Crossing).png - - - - - -
Butterfly fish NH-Icon-butterflyfish.png - - - - -
Carp NH-Icon-carp.png
Catfish NH-Icon-catfish.png
Char

Large Char(prior to WW)

NH-Icon-char.png - - - - - - -
Cherry salmon NH-Icon-cherrysalmon.png
Clownfish NH-Icon-clownfish.png - - - -
Coelacanth NH-Icon-coelacanth.png
Crawfish NH-Icon-crawfish.png -
Crucian carp NH-Icon-cruciancarp.png
Dab NH-Icon-dab.png - - -
Dace NH-Icon-dace.png
Dorado NH-Icon-dorado.png - - - -
Eel Eel HHD Icon.png -
Football fish NH-Icon-footballfish.png - - - -
Freshwater goby NH-Icon-freshwatergoby.png
Frog NH-Icon-frog.png -
Gar NH-Icon-gar.png - - - -
Giant catfish Giant Catfish (Animal Crossing).png - - - -
Giant snakehead NH-Icon-giantsnakehead.png
Giant trevally NH-Icon-gianttrevally.png - - - - - -
Golden trout NH-Icon-goldentrout.png - - - - - - -
Goldfish NH-Icon-goldfish.png
Great white shark

Shark(prior to NH)

NH-Icon-greatwhiteshark.png - - - -
Guppy NH-Icon-guppy.png
Hammerhead shark NH-Icon-hammerheadshark.png - - - -
Herabuna Herabuna (Animal Crossing).png - - - - - -
Horse mackerel NH-Icon-horsemackerel.png - - -
Jellyfish Jellyfish (City Folk).png - - -
Killifish NH-Icon-killifish.png -
King salmon NH-Icon-kingsalmon.png - - - -
Koi NH-Icon-koi.png
Large bass Large Bass (Animal Crossing).png - - - -
Loach NH-Icon-loach.png
Lobster Lobster (City Folk).png - - - - - - -
Mahi-mahi NH-Icon-mahimahi.png - - - - - - -
Mitten crab NH-Icon-mittencrab.png - - - - - -
Moray eel NH-Icon-morayeel.png - - - - -
Napoleonfish NH-Icon-napoleonfish.png - - - - -
Neon tetra NH-Icon-neontetra.png - - - - -
Nibble fish NH-Icon-nibblefish.png - - - - - -
Oarfish NH-Icon-oarfish.png - - - - - -
Ocean sunfish NH-Icon-oceansunfish.png - - - -
Octopus Octopus (City Folk).png - - - - -
Olive flounder NH-Icon-oliveflounder.png - - -
Pale chub NH-Icon-palechub.png
Pike NH-Icon-pike.png - - - - -
Piranha NH-Icon-piranha.png
Pond smelt NH-Icon-pondsmelt.png
Pop-eyed goldfish NH-Icon-popeyedgoldfish.png
Puffer fish NH-Icon-pufferfish.png - - -
Rainbow trout Rainbow Trout HHD Icon.png -
Rainbowfish NH-Icon-rainbowfish.png - - - - - - -
Ranchu goldfish NH-Icon-ranchugoldfish.png - - - - - - -
Ray NH-Icon-ray.png - - - - -
Red Snapper NH-Icon-redsnapper.png -
Ribbon eel NH-Icon-ribboneel.png - - - - - -
Saddled bichir NH-Icon-saddledbichir.png - - - - - -
Salmon NH-Icon-salmon.png
Saw shark NH-Icon-sawshark.png - - - - - -
Sea bass NH-Icon-seabass.png -
Sea butterfly NH-Icon-seabutterfly.png - - - -
Sea horse NH-Icon-seahorse.png - - -
Small bass Small Bass (Animal Crossing).png - - - -
Snapping turtle NH-Icon-snappingturtle.png - - - - - - -
Soft-shelled turtle NH-Icon-softshelledturtle.png - - - - - -
Squid NH-Icon-squid.png - - -
Stringfish NH-Icon-stringfish.png
Sturgeon NH-Icon-sturgeon.png - - - - - - -
Suckerfish NH-Icon-suckerfish.png - - - - - - -
Surgeonfish NH-Icon-surgeonfish.png - - - - -
Sweetfish NH-Icon-sweetfish.png
Tadpole NH-Icon-tadpole.png - - - - - -
Tilapia NH-Icon-tilapia.png - - - - - - -
Tuna NH-Icon-tuna.png - - - -
Whale shark NH-Icon-whaleshark.png - - - - - -
Yellow perch NH-Icon-yellowperch.png - - - -
Zebra Turkeyfish NH-Icon-zebraturkeyfish.png - - - -
*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 butterflySeahorseSquidSuckerfishSurgeonfishTunaWhale sharkZebra turkeyfish
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