Goldfish

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The Goldfish (キンギョ, Kingyo) is one of the smallest fish. Despite its tiny size, it is actually quite rare. It can be found in the river in all games prior to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, where it is now a pond fish. It has a tiny shadow and is 15 centimeters long. It sells for the relatively high price of 1,300 Bells. For most fish, when placed inside the player's house, they appear in a fish tank. This does not apply to a Goldfish; they swim in a blue-rimmed bowl with seaweed.

Goldfish
 
Japanese キンギョ Korean 금붕어 Chinese 金鱼
French Poisson rouge Italian Pesce rosso Spanish Pez dorado
German Goldfisch Dutch Goudvis Russian Золотая рыбка
Goldfish NH.png
Scientific name Carassius auratus
(goldfish)
Family Cyprinidae (carps and minnows)
Time of year All year
Time of day All day
Location River (Doubutsu no Mori to New Leaf)
Pond (New Horizons)
Size 15 cm
Shadow size Tiny
Rarity Rare
Selling price 1,300 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

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Catch details[edit]

In Anim. Crossing[edit]

#26

 
"I caught a goldfish! Worth its weight in...fish. Great."

Times All Year: All Day
Location River
Shadow Size Tiny
Rarity -
Selling Price   1,300 Bells
Tank Size  

In Wild World[edit]

#8

 
"I caught a goldfish! Worth its weight in...fish!"

Description A member of the carp family, it's bred for beauty. However, unlike carp, goldfish have no whiskers.
Times All Year: All Day
Peak Times -
Location River
Shadow Size Tiny
Fish Size 15 cm
Rarity
Selling Prices   1,300 Bells
Tank Size  

In City Folk[edit]

#8

 
"I caught a goldfish! There's gold in them there fish! (Not really...)"

Description Selectively bred crucian carp, the majority of these were the result of mutations.
Times All Year: All Day
Peak Times
Location River
Shadow Size Tiny
Fish Size About 6 inches (15 cm)
Rarity
Selling Prices   1,300 Bells
Tank Size  

In New Leaf[edit]

#8

 
""I caught a goldfish! It's worth its weight in gold!""

Times All Year: All Day
Peak Times -
Location River
Shadow Size Tiny
Fish Size 15cm
Rarity
Selling Price   1,300 Bells
Tank Size  

In Pocket Camp[edit]

#36

 

Event Availability Fishing Tourney: Schoolroom
Fishing Tourney: Fireworks
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow Size Sparkling
Fish Size 12.5 cm - 17.5 cm
Rarity
Catch Rate Event only.
Selling Price   N/A Bells
Request Reward   N/A Bells

In New Horizons[edit]

#7

 
"I caught a goldfish! It's worth its weight in fish!"

Time of Year North: All Year
South: All Year
Time of Day All day
Location Pond
Shadow Size X-Small
Rarity
Total Catch
Selling Prices   Nook's Cranny  1300 Bells
  C.J.  1950 Bells
Tank Size  

Donation to the museum[edit]

As with all fish and bugs in the Animal Crossing series, the Goldfish can be donated to the Museum by talking to Blathers, who will tell the player a little bit about the donation.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

As a Goldfish is donated, Blathers will say this:

"Those adorable little fins! Those huge, googly eyes! Even I am helpless in the face of their cuteness! We will take special care of this precious fellow. Welcome to your new home, you darling little fishy!"

In Wild World[edit]

This is Blathers's speech about the newly donated fish:

"Hoo, in my youth, I once had a goldfish in my room. His name was Sir Blathers. Goldfish are actually quite sociable creatures, eh wot? At least they are when they're being fed, that is. Who can resist them?"

It appears in the first tank in the aquarium.

In City Folk[edit]

Blathers will say this when handed the fish in the museum:

"Hoo now... Do you know how large goldfish can get? Well, they can grow up to... ONE FOOT (30 centimeters) LONG! The growth of a goldfish in a tank is inhibited by tank size, so you rarely see them that big, I'd imagine. Even so, our tanks here at the museum are spacious... so expect our new goldfish to make a BIG splash! ...Hoo now? Not at all funny, you say?"

It can be found in the small tube-tank in the aquarium.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donation to the museum, the information board in front of the tank that houses the Goldfish says the following:

"These are aquarium fish that came about by selectively breeding types of crucian carp. It took hundreds of years to get the long tail fin and beautiful color of the current breed. Even red goldfish are black when they are young and still retain other vestiges of the crucian carp. They turn red as they grow, thus gaining their much more commonly known look."

In New Horizons[edit]

When asked about the fish, Blathers will say the following:

"Goldfish are so cute and delicate... but do you know how big they can get? Why can grow up to... a foot in length! Well, sometimes. The size of the tank they're kept in tends to restrict their growth. And just how big will this goldfish get in our large museum tank? I look forward to finding out!"

The Goldfish can be found in the tank immediately to the right of the entrance to the fish section of the museum.

Gallery[edit]

Further information[edit]

 
A real life goldfish.

This goldfish is the Fantail breed. It has two fins instead of one. It has an egg shaped body, a high dorsal fin, but no shoulder hump. It is the western variation of the Ryukin breed. They do not like cold water. These, like all goldfish, are commonly kept as pets, and prefer a water temperature of 13 - 21 degrees Celsius/Centigrade.

Names in other languages[edit]

  キンギョ
kingyo
Goldfish

  금붕어
geumbung-eo
Goldfish

 
 
金鱼 / 金魚
jīnyú
Goldfish

  Золотая рыбка
Zolotaya rybka
Golden fish

  Goudvis Goldfish

  Goldfisch Goldfish

  Pez dorado Golden fish

  Poisson rouge Red fish

  Pesce rosso Red fish

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