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"I caught a rainbowfish! Where's my pot of goldfish?" —New Horizons
Rainbowfish Gallery

The Rainbowfish is a new fish introduced in New Horizons. They are uncommon, and can only be found at noon from 9am - 4pm during the months between April and October in the northern hemisphere, and November through to April in the southern hemisphere. They have a tiny shadow size and sell for 800 bells.

Donation to the museum[]

In New Horizons[]

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

"The rainbowfish is a tropical fish known for its metallic colors and beautiful fins. There are over 50 different species, each unique and pleasing color. I must say, it does make me wish for feathers of a more exciting hue than "underbaked brownie."

Capture Quotes[]

"I caught a rainbowfish! Where's my pot of goldfish?" —New Horizons

Encyclopedia information[]

New Horizons[]

Encyclopedia Information
""I caught a rainbowfish! Where's my pot of goldfish?""
Habitat River
Months active (north) May to October
Months active (south) November to April

Further information[]


A real-life rainbowfish

Main article: Rainbowfish on Wikipedia

Rainbowfish are small freshwater fish found in Papua New Guinea, Australia and Madagascar. They are very popular aquarium fish due to their bright colors and friendliness. They can share their tanks with peaceful fish such as the Neon tetra and Guppy. Unfortunately many rainbowfish are now endangered due to pollution and introduction of aggressive fish such as Tilapia.

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese レインボーフィッシュ Reinbōfisshu -
France French Poisson arc-en-ciel -
Spain Spanish Pez arcoíris -
Germany German Regenbogenfisch -
Italy Italian Pesce arcobaleno -
The Netherlands Dutch Regenboogvis -
Russia Russian Радужница Raduzhnica -
China Chinese 彩虹鱼/彩虹魚 Cǎihóngyú -
South Korea Korean 레인보우피시 Reinboupisi -

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