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Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish Guide – List of All Fishes, Price & Season

There are around eighty fishes in Animal Crossing, everyone has a different price tag and spawn in different seasons.

Catching fish is a profitable activity in Animal Crossing New Horizons. There are over eighty fishes in the game and there are chances we will see more. In this Animal Crossing New Horizons fish guide, you can get a list of all fishes, their month when you can catch them and their price. So if you are looking forward to catching a lot of fish in Animal Crossing New Horizons then this guide will help you a lot. So let’s begin with Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish encyclopedia guide.

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List of all Fishes in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Below is a list of all fishes you a catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Als you can check the price of every fish, starting from the costliest one to the cheapest. The top 14 fishes can alone provide you around 174,000 bells if you manage to catch one of each type. The more costly they are the rarer they will be. Below you can also find where these fish will spawn, what is the best months and time to catch them.

  1. Barreleye – 15000 Bells
  2. Coelacanth – 15000 Bells
  3. Dorado – 15000 Bells
  4. Golden Trout – 15000 Bells
  5. Great White Shark – 15000 Bells
  6. Stringfish – 15000 Bells
  7. Whale Shark – 13000 Bells
  8. Saw Shark – 12000 Bells
  9. Arapaima – 10000 Bells
  10. Arowana – 10000 Bells
  11. Blue Marlin – 10000 Bells
  12. Napoleonfish – 10000 Bells
  13. Sturgeon – 10000 Bells
  14. Oarfish – 9000 Bells
  15. Hammerhead Shark – 8000 Bells
  16. Tuna – 7000 Bells
  17. Gar – 6000 Bells
  18. Mahi-Mahi – 6000 Bells
  19. Giant Snakehead – 5500 Bells
  20. Barred Knifejaw – 5000 Bells
  21. Blowfish – 5000 Bells
  22. Snapping Turtle – 5000 Bells
  23. Giant Trevally – 4500 Bells
  24. Ranchu Goldfish – 4500 Bells
  25. Koi – 4000 Bells
  26. Ocean Sunfish – 4000 Bells
  27. Saddled Bichir – 4000 Bells
  28. Char – 3800 Bells
  29. Soft-Shelled Turtle – 3750 Bells
  30. Angelfish – 3000 Bells
  31. Ray – 3000 Bells
  32. Red Snapper – 3000 Bells
  33. Betta – 2500 Bells
  34. Football Fish – 2500 Bells
  35. Piranha – 2500 Bells
  36. Mitten Crab – 2000 Bells
  37. Moray Eel – 2000 Bells
  38. King Salmon – 1800 Bells
  39. Tilapia – 1800 Bells
  40. Nibble Fish – 1500 Bells
  41. Suckerfish – 1500 Bells
  42. Goldfish – 1300 Bells
  43. Guppy – 1300 Bells
  44. Pop-Eyed Goldfish – 1300 Bells
  45. Seahorse – 1100 Bells
  46. Butterfly Fish – 1000 Bells
  47. Cherry Salmon – 1000 Bells
  48. Sea Butterfly – 1000 Bells
  49. Surgeonfish – 1000 Bells
  50. Bitterling – 900 Bells
  51. Sweetfish – 900 Bells
  52. Catfish – 800 Bells
  53. Olive Flounder – 800 Bells
  54. Rainbowfish – 800 Bells
  55. Tilapia – 800 Bells
  56. Salmon – 700 Bells
  57. Clownfish – 650 Bells
  58. Ribbon Eel – 600 Bells
  59. Neon Tetra – 500 Bells
  60. Squid – 500 Bells
  61. Zebra Turkeyfish – 500 Bells
  62. Black Bass – 400 Bells
  63. Freshwater Goby – 400 Bells
  64. Loach – 400 Bells
  65. Pond Smelt – 400 Bells
  66. Sea Bass – 400 Bells
  67. Carp – 300 Bells
  68. Dab – 300 Bells
  69. Killifish – 300 Bells
  70. Yellow Perch – 300 Bells
  71. Puffer Fish – 250 Bells
  72. Dace – 240 Bells
  73. Anchovy – 200 Bells
  74. Crawfish – 200 Bells
  75. Pale Chub – 200 Bells
  76. Bluegill – 160 Bells
  77. Crucian Carp – 160 Bells
  78. Horse Mackerel – 150 Bells
  79. Frog – 120 Bells
  80. Tadpole – 100 Bells

Where to catch the best fishes in Animal Crossing New Horizons:

Here are the list of most pricy fishes you can catch in Animal Crossing New Horizon. Starting from 6000 bells to max 15000 bells you can earn a lot of money if you follow these fishes. In this section, you can focus on catching only those fishes which are sold at a high price. You can get their spawn location, their seasons, the best time to catch them and their selling price.

1. How to catch Barreleye – 15000 Bells

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Barreleye is one of the best fishes to catch in Animal Crossing New Horizon, you can sell it for 15000 Bells. It is found in Sea and available throughout the year. This means Barreleye does not has any specific season, you can look for this fish throughout the year that. There is a time slot to catch this fish, you cannot just stand anytime near the beach.

  • Northern Hemisphere – Between 9 PM to 4 AM the next day.
  • Southern Hemisphere – Between 9 PM to 4 AM the next day.

2. How to catch Coelacanth – 15000 Bells

Similar to Barreleye, Coelacanth is available throughout the year. Also, this fish does not have any kind of time slot, you can just pull out your fish rod and throw it. There are chances you can catch more during rainy days. Coelacanth spawn more in Mystery Island Tour.

3. How to catch Dorado – 15000 Bells

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Dorado is a river fish available between June to September between 4 AM to 9 PM if you are in the Northern Hemisphere. If you are in Southern Hemisphere you can catch this fish between December to March during the same time slot.

4. How to catch Golden Trout – 15000 Bells

If you are able to find the right spot there are 100% chances you can easily catch Golden Trout in Animal Crossing New Horizons. It is found above the cliffs, near the edge of waterfalls. You will need a ladder to climb up. We have a dedicated guide on how to catch Golden Trout in Animal Crossing. Please check that for more details.

5. How to catch Stringfish – 15000 Bells

Stringfish spawn in the same location where you will find Golden Trout. Above the cliff region, almost in the area from where the waterfall begins. So if you are looking for Golden Trout then you can catch Stringfish also. However, this fish is limited to a time slot that is the next day between 4 PM to 9 AM. The season for this fish is different for both hemispheres

  • Northern Hemisphere – December to March
  • Southern Hemisphere – June to September

6. How to catch Great White Shark – 15000 Bells

Great White Shark obvious is found in the sea, but the seasons are different for both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. The fish will be available the next day between 4 PM to 9 AM. The time slot is common for both hemispheres.

  • Northern Hemisphere – June to September
  • Southern Hemisphere – December to March

7. How to catch Great Whale Shark – 13000 Bells

Great Whale Shark is also a sea creature, found any time between June to September in Northern Hemisphere and between December to March Southern Hemisphere. This fish is not restricted to any kind of time slot, there are max chances you can catch this throughout the day.

8. How to catch Great Saw Shark – 12000 Bells

Look between 4 PM to 9 AM the next day to catch Saw Shark in the sea. The fish spawns between June to September in Northern Hemisphere and between December to March Southern Hemisphere.

9. How to catch Arapaima – 10000 Bells

Arapaima is found in rivers, found between 4 PM to 9 AM in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Below are the months when there are max chances of getting this fish.

  • Northern Hemisphere – June to September
  • Southern Hemisphere – December to March

10. How to catch Arowana – 10000 Bells

Arapaima is also a river fish, found between 4 PM to 9 AM in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Below are the months when there are max chances of getting this fish.

  • Northern Hemisphere – June to September
  • Southern Hemisphere – December to March

11. How to catch Blue Marlin- 10000 Bells

Blue Marlin spawn in a pier, there is no time slot. It can be available anytime but restricted to months. If you are in Nothern Hemisphere you can look for this fish between November to April and if you are in Southern Hemisphere you can find this fish between January to March.

12. How to catch Napoleonfish – 10000 Bells

Napoleonfish swims in the sea between 4 AM to 9 PM in both Nothern and Southern hemisphere. In Nothern Hemishpere the fish spawns between July to August and in Southern Hemisphere, the fish will be available between January to February.

13. How to catch Sturgeon – 10000 Bells

Sturgeon swims at the mouth of rivers and is available between September to March in the Northern Hemisphere. In Southern Hemisphere, you can catch this fish between March to September. The good is that there is no time slot to catch this fish, you can check it for any time.

13. How to catch Oarfish – 9000 Bells

Oarfish is found in sea anytime between December to May in the North and between June to December in the South. You can try catching this one that can be sold at 9000 bells, which is a pretty decent price.

14. How to catch Hammerhead Shark – 8000 Bells

Hammerhead Shark is also a sea creature that spawns the next day between 4 PM to 9 AM. This time slot is common for both the hemisphere. In north the fish can be found between June to September, and in the south, the fish will be available between December to March.

15. How to catch Tuna – 7000 Bells

Found in Pier, Tuna is a fish that is available anytime. In Nothern Hemisphere, you can catch this fish between November to April and in Southern Hemisphere, you can find this fish between May to October.

15. How to catch Gar and Mahi-Mahi – 6000 Bells

Two fish can give you a decent 6000 bells each. Gar is found in rivers and Mahi-Mahi in the pier. The first one spawns the next day between 4 PM to 9 AM, while the second one has not time slot. Gar spawns between June to September in Northern Hemisphere and between December to March in Southern Hemisphere. The second one Mahi-Mahi spawns between May to October in north and November to April in the south.

Animal Crossing New Horizons All Fishes by their  location:

There are three kinds of fishes in Animal Crossing New Horizons. They are Sea Fish, River Fish, and Pond Fish. Here you can find a list of fishes that are sorted on the basis of their location.

Fishes you can catch above the cliff:

  1. Stringfish – 15000 Bells
  2. Golden Trout – 15000 Bells
  3. Cherry Salmon – 1000 Bells
  4. Char – 3800 Bells

Fishes you can catch from the river:

  1. Dorado – 15000 Bells
  2. Arowana – 10000 Bells
  3. Arapaima – 10000 Bells
  4. Gar – 6000 Bells
  5. Snapping Turtle – 5000 Bells
  6. Saddled Bichir – 4000 Bells
  7. Soft-Shelled Turtle – 3750 Bells
  8. Angelfish – 3000 Bells
  9. Piranha – 2500 Bells
  10. Betta – 2500 Bells
  11. Mitten Crab – 2000 Bells
  12. Tilapia – 1800 Bells
  13. Nibble Fish – 1500 Bells
  14. Guppy – 1300 Bells
  15. Sweetfish – 900 Bells
  16. Bitterling – 900 Bells
  17. Tilapia – 800 Bells
  18. Rainbowfish – 800 Bells
  19. Neon Tetra – 500 Bells
  20. Pond Smelt – 400 Bells
  21. Loach – 400 Bells
  22. Freshwater Goby – 400 Bells
  23. Black Bass – 400 Bells
  24. Yellow Perch – 300 Bells
  25. Dace – 240 Bells
  26. Pale Chub – 200 Bells
  27. Crucian Carp – 160 Bells
  28. Bluegill – 160 Bells

Fishes you can catch at the river mouth:

  1. Salmon – 700 Bells
  2. King Salmon – 1800 Bells
  3. Sturgeon – 10000 Bells

Fishes you can catch at the pier:

  1. Blue Marlin – 10000 Bells
  2. Tuna – 7000 Bells
  3. Mahi-Mahi – 6000 Bells
  4. Giant Trevally – 4500 Bells

Fishes you can catch from the pond:

  1. Giant Snakehead – 5500 Bells
  2. Ranchu Goldfish – 4500 Bells
  3. Koi – 4000 Bells
  4. Goldfish – 1300 Bells
  5. Pop-Eyed Goldfish – 1300 Bells
  6. Catfish – 800 Bells
  7. Carp – 300 Bells
  8. Killifish – 300 Bells
  9. Crawfish – 200 Bells
  10. Frog – 120 Bells
  11. Tadpole – 100 Bells

Fishes you can catch from the sea:

  1. Great White Shark – 15000 Bells
  2. Barreleye – 15000 Bells
  3. Coelacanth – 15000 Bells
  4. Whale Shark – 13000 Bells
  5. Saw Shark – 12000 Bells
  6. Napoleonfish – 10000 Bells
  7. Oarfish – 9000 Bells
  8. Hammerhead Shark – 8000 Bells
  9. Blowfish – 5000 Bells
  10. Barred Knifejaw – 5000 Bells
  11. Ocean Sunfish – 4000 Bells
  12. Red Snapper – 3000 Bells
  13. Ray – 3000 Bells
  14. Football Fish – 2500 Bells
  15. Moray Eel – 2000 Bells
  16. Suckerfish – 1500 Bells
  17. Seahorse – 1100 Bells
  18. Sea Butterfly – 1000 Bells
  19. Surgeonfish – 1000 Bells
  20. Butterfly Fish – 1000 Bells
  21. Olive Flounder – 800 Bells
  22. Clownfish – 650 Bells
  23. Ribbon Eel – 600 Bells
  24. Zebra Turkeyfish – 500 Bells
  25. Squid – 500 Bells
  26. Sea Bass – 400 Bells
  27. Dab – 300 Bells
  28. Puffer Fish – 250 Bells
  29. Anchovy – 200 Bells
  30. Horse Mackerel – 150 Bells

Fishes you can catch for the entire year in Northern and Southern Hemisphere:

  1. Ranchu Goldfish – This Pond fish will be available between 9 AM to 4 PM in both the hemisphere. You can sell this for 4500 bells.
  2. Koi – This Pond fish will be available between 2 PM to 9 AM in the Northern hemisphere and the next day between 4 PM to 9 AM in the Southern hemisphere. You can sell this for 4000 bells.
  3. Goldfish – A Pond fish available anytime during the year in both the hemisphere. You can sell this for 1300 bells.
  4. Pop-Eyed Goldfish – This Pond fish will be available between 9 AM to 4 PM in both the hemisphere. You can sell this for 1300 bells.
  5. Carp – A Pond fish available anytime during the year in both the hemisphere. You can sell this for 300 bells.
  6. Crucian Carp – A River fish available anytime during the year in both the hemisphere. You can sell this for 160 bells.
  7. Pale Chub – A River fish available between 9 AM to 4 PM in both the hemisphere. You can sell this for 200 bells.
  8. Pale Chub – A River fish available between 9 AM to 4 PM in the Northern hemisphere and between4 PM to 9 AM in the Southern hemisphere throughout the year. You can sell it for 240 Bells.
  9.  Freshwater Goby – A River fish available between 4 PM to 9 AM in the Northern hemisphere and the next day between 4 PM to 9 AM in the Southern hemisphere throughout the year. You can sell it for 400 Bells.
  10. Bluegill – A River fish available between 9 AM to 4 PM in both the hemisphere. You can sell this for 160 bells.
  11. Coelacanth – A Sea fish available anytime during the year in both the hemisphere. You can sell this for 15000 bells. The fish will mostly spawn during rainy days.
  12. Sea Bass – A Sea fish available anytime during the year in both the hemisphere. You can sell this for 400 bells.
  13. Red Snapper – A Sea fish available anytime during the year in both the hemisphere. You can sell this for 3000 bells.
  14. Olive Flounder – A Sea fish available anytime during the year in both the hemisphere. You can sell this for 800 bells.
  15. Barreleye – A Sea fish available between 9 PM to 4 AM in the Northern hemisphere and the next day between 9 PM to 4 AM in the Southern hemisphere. You can sell this for 15000 bells.

We will keep updating the guide with more details, till the time you can view our Animal Crossing New Horizons Wiki guide for the latest tips and tricks on the game.

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