Pale Chub

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"I caught a Pale Chub! It could use some sun." —Wild World
Pale Chub
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Scientific name Zacco platypus
Family Cyprinidae - Freshwater Minnows
Time of year All year
Time of day 9 am to 4 pm
Location River
Size 8 to 12 cm
Shadow size Tiny
Rarity Common
Selling price 200 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Pale Chub is a common fish found in the river in all of the Animal Crossing series games. It can be found in the river between 9am-4pm all year round. It is an inexpensive fish that sells for 200 Bells at Tom Nook's store. In the "Bugs and Fish" window of City Folk, the description reads "People who fish love this species, which can be caught year-round."

Donating to the Museum

When handing the pale chub Blathers in the Museum, he will say the following before thanking the player for the donation:

In Animal Crossing

"Oh? Is that a fact? It's sometimes called a mountain trout? But it's not a trout! What rot! Well, regardless, I'll see that it gets the proper care. You have my word on it!"

In Wild World

"You know, I'm sure these are technically edible... Even so, I don't think there are too many people who actually DO eat them, wot? I suppose if one were to batter them with some delectable spices..."

In City Folk

"The pale chub is a freshwater fish. During its spawning season, it turns a vivid blue, wot wot? But all the eggs do have similarities... Telling what sort of beastie laid the egg is difficult, wot wot? Rather fascinating how a fish normally so plain can put forth such an effort when love is on the line... Perhaps I might stand to adopt that fish philosophy myself, and quite soon!"

Encyclopedia Information

Once the player has caught a particular fish or bug, they can find information about it in the bug or fish menus. Once the pale chub has been caught, the following information can be found in the fish menu:

Wild World

  • Size: 5.9inches
  • Habitat: Rivers
  • Season: All year
  • They can be caught and eaten year-round! The fisherman's best friend.

City Folk

  • Size: About 6 inches.
  • Habitat: Rivers.
  • Season: All Year.
  • People who fish love this species, which can be caught year-round.

Further Information

The Pale Chub is type of freshwater minnow. It is listed as harmless and not in any danger. It can be found in Korea, where its real name is the Pirami. It lives in fast flowing rivers and streams, and it feeds off of insect larvae and algae, and smaller fish. During mating season, the male Pirani changes color rapidly to impress a suitable female. They actively feed during the evening or when the weather is overcast. It's name should not be mistaken for a Piranha.