Anchovy (fish)

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Anchovy (Fish) NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Engraulis japonicus
(Japanese anchovy)

Family: Engraulidae (anchovies)
Months available All year
Times available 4 AM to 9 PM
Location Sea
Size Small
Shadow size Small
Sell price 200 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese アンチョビ
Korean 멸치
Italian Acciuga
German Sardelle

Simplified Chinese 凤尾鱼
French Anchois
Spanish Boquerón
Dutch Ansjovis

Traditional Chinese 鳳尾魚
Quebec French Anchois
Latin American Spanish Boquerón
Russian Хамса

This article is about the fish. For the villager, see Anchovy.

The Anchovy is a saltwater fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Catch details[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Anchovy (fish)

Event Availability None
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Small
Fish Size 12.4 cm - 17.1 cm
Catch Rate 13.0095%
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 100 Bells, 2 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points

In New Horizons[edit]


Anchovy (fish)
"I caught an anchovy! Stay away from my pizza!"

Time of Year North: All year
South: All year
Time of Day 4 AM – 9 PM
Location Sea
Shadow Size Small
Total Catch 0
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 200 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 300 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

Like all fish, bugs, and sea creatures in the Animal Crossing series, the Anchovy can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers, the curator. He will tell the player some information about it when the player donates it.

In New Horizons[edit]

"There are more than 140 species of anchovy, but they do all have some things in common. They are all small and feed by simply swimming with heir mouths open to filter food particles from the sea. In my sleepier moments, I sometimes wish I could do that..."

When donated, the Anchovy can be found in the north-east room of the fish exhibit, in the large central tank with the porthole windows. It swims in circles in a school of upwards of 100 or so of its kind, and is one of the few fish which the museum will have multiple of upon its donation. It shares the tank with the Horse Mackerel, as well as a number of predatory fish that occasionally attack the school, including the Blue Marlin, Tuna, Giant Trevally, and Mahi-Mahi.


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese アンチョビ

Korean 멸치

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
凤尾鱼 / 鳳尾魚

Russian Хамса
(European) anchovy

Dutch Ansjovis Anchovy

German Sardelle Anchovy

European Spanish Boquerón Anchovy

European French Anchois Anchovy

Italian Acciuga Anchovy