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Revision as of 01:47, July 1, 2020

Arowana
 
Japanese アロワナ Korean 아로와나 Chinese 骨舌鱼
French Arowana Italian Arowana Spanish Arowana
German Arowana Dutch Arowana Russian Аравана
Arowana NH.png
Scientific name Osteoglossinae
(modern arowanas)
Family Osteoglossidae (arowanas)
Time of year June to Mid-September (Animal Forest, Wild World),
June to September (Animal Crossing, City Folk, New Leaf)
Time of day 4 pm to 9 am
Location River
Size About 70 cm
Shadow size Medium
Rarity Rare
Selling price 10,000 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances
"I caught an arowana! It's the golden dragon fish! I wonder what it's worth..." —Animal Crossing
"I caught an arowana! It's golden and beautiful!" —Wild World
"I caught an arowana! It's golden and gorgeous!" —City Folk
"I caught an arowana! But where's its bow?" —New Leaf
"I caught an arowana! I'd make a joke but I don't 'wana." —New Horizons


The Arowana (アロワナ, Arowana) is a golden fish that can be found in the river. Tied for second highest freshwater price with the Arapaima, this fish appears from 4 PM - 9 AM during the summer time. It sells for 10,000 Bells, beaten only by the Dorado and the Stringfish for freshwater price. It is very elusive, however, and is easy to pass over as a more common fish due to its shadow, which is about the same size as a Black Bass.

Catch details

In Animal Crossing

Arowana
"I caught an arowana! It's the golden dragon fish! I wonder what it's worth..."

Times July - September: 4PM - 9AM
Location Unknown
Shadow Size Medium
Rarity Rare
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10,000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Wild World

#32

Arowana
"I caught an arowana! It's golden and beautiful!"

Description The male raises its young in its mouth. While doing this, he eats nothing. What dedication.
Times June - September: 4PM - 9AM
Peak Times -
Location River
Shadow Size Medium-Large
Fish Size 70 cm
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10,000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In City Folk

#34

Arowana
"I caught an arowana! It's golden and gorgeous!"

Description These ancient fish are popular pets said to grow attached to their owners.
Times June - September: 4PM - 9AM
Peak Times
Location River
Shadow Size Large
Fish Size About 28 inches (70 cm)
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10,000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf

#38

Arowana
"I caught an arowana! But where's its bow?"

Times June - Mid-September: 4 PM - 9 AM
Peak Times -
Location River
Shadow Size Large
Fish Size 70cm
Rarity
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10,000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp

#23

Arowana

Event Availability Fishing Tourney #3
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow Size Large
Fish Size 58.5 cm - 81.5 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate 2.8725%
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 5,000 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2,000 Bells, 4 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie, Bronze Treats, Sparkle Stones (1.6%)

In New Horizons

#41

Arowana
"I caught an arowana! I'd make a joke but I don't 'wana."

Time of Year North: Jun – Sep
South: Dec – Mar
Time of Day 4 PM – 9 AM
Location River
Shadow Size Large
Rarity
Total Catch
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10000 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 15000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

Donating to the Museum

As with all fish caught in the Animal Crossing series, the Arowana can be donated to the museum in each game by talking to Blathers, who also will give some information on it.

In Animal Crossing

Blathers will say this upon donation:

"Another rare fish! You, old bean, are an angler for the ages! The bards will sing your praises! Thanks to generous individuals such as yourself, Player, the museum is growing by leaps and bounds. Your dragon fish has now found a home away from home. I promise, it will be very happy in its new digs!"

In Wild World

Blathers will accept the donation willingly. His words are as follows:

"I've never heard of a dish made with arowana... However, I find it hard to believe they're inedible. People eat ANYTHING. Still, they're probably more profitable to sell for viewing than for eating."

It appears in the middle tank in the aquarium.

In City Folk

"...It's said that arowana have retained the same appearance for nearly 100 million years! That's far longer than people or owls have been around... Hoo, the sights they must have seen... There's a bit of mystery about them, is there not? A fitting appearance for the king of tropical fish!"

It appears in the tank on the right in the aquarium.

In New Leaf

An information board in the aquarium will display this description of the Arowana:

"Arowanas are ancient fish that have remained basically unchanged for 100 million years. They are known for their large scales and the hair that sticks out from their lower lips. They have a remarkable jumping ability and can leap over a yard above the surface of the water. Males protect their babies by keeping them in their mouths and releasing them once they reach a certain size."

In New Horizons

"It would seem your angling expertise knows no bounds! This beauteous arowana fetches a pretty Bell, though I'd venture to say that its true price is beyond measure. The arowana is an excellent jumper. Some have been seen leaping six feet out of the water, eh wot! Alas, it has also been on the endangered-species list for some time. It's up to us to do all we can to help preserve such magnificent creatures for the years to come."

The Arowana can be found in the large tank in the back of the first room of the fish exhibit area.


Gallery

Further information

A real-life Arowana

Arowanas, also known as aruanas or arawanas, are a freshwater fish of the family Osteoglossidae, sometimes known as "bonytongues". They can obtain oxygen from the air by sucking it into their swim bladder, which is lined with capillaries akin to lung tissue. In aquariums, Arowanas tend to school in groups of five to eight; any fewer may show an excess of dominance and aggression. Osteoglossids are basal (primitive) fish from the lower Tertiary and are placed in the actinopterygiid order Osteoglossiformes. There are ten described living species: three from South America, one from Africa, four from Asia, and the remaining two from Australia. Osteoglossidae is the only exclusively freshwater fish family found on both sides of the Wallace Line. This may be explained by the fact that Asian arowanas (S. formosus) diverged from the Australian Scleropages, S. jardinii and S. leichardti, about 140 million years ago, making it likely that Asian arowanas were carried to Asia on the Indian subcontinent.

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Names in other languages

Japanese アロワナ
arowana
Arowana

Korean 아로와나
arowana
Arowana

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
骨舌鱼 / 骨舌魚
gǔshéyú
Translation of scientific name ("bony tongued fish")

Russian Аравана
Aravana
Arowana

Dutch Arowana Arowana

German Arowana Arowana

European Spanish Arowana Arowana

European French Arowana Arowana

Italian Arowana Arowana