⬅ #38 neon tetra #39 rainbowfishNH-Icon-rainbowfish #40 piranha ➡

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

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) April through October
Months active (south) November through 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

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Flag of Japan Japanese レインボーフィッシュ Reinbōfisshu
Flag of France small French Poisson arc-en-ciel
Flag of Spain Spanish Pez arcoíris
Flag of Germany small German Regenbogenfisch
Flag of Italy small Italian Pesce arcobaleno
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Regenboogvis
Flagofrussiasmall Russian Радужница Raduzhnica
Flagofchinasmall Chinese 彩虹鱼/彩虹魚 Cǎihóngyú
Flag of South Korea Korean 레인보우피시 Reinboupisi

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