Angelfish

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Angelfish
 
Japanese エンゼルフィッシュ Korean 천사어 Chinese 神仙鱼
French Poisson-ange Italian Pesce angelo Spanish Pez ángel
German Skalar Dutch Maanvis Russian Скалярия
Angelfish NH.png
Scientific name Pterophyllum altum
(altum angelfish)
Family Cichlidae (cichlids)
Time of year May to October[nb 1]
November to April[nb 2].
Time of day 4 pm to 9 am (Animal Forest, New Horizons)
4 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf)
Location River
Size 11.9 cm
Shadow size Small (Animal Forest, New Leaf)
Tiny (Wild World, City Folk)
Rarity Rare
Common (Pocket Camp, tourney only)
Selling price 3,000 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances


The Angelfish[nb 3] is a freshwater fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

#29

Angelfish
"I caught an angelfish! It looks divine!"

Times May - October: 4 PM - 9 AM
Location River
Shadow Size Small
Rarity -
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3,000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Wild World[edit]

#30

Angelfish
"I caught an angelfish! How heavenly!"

Description Their tall fins discourage predators.
Times May - October: 4AM - 9PM
Peak Times -
Location River
Shadow Size Tiny
Fish Size 12 cm
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3,000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In City Folk[edit]

#31

Angelfish
"I caught an angelfish! Where's its halo?"

Description These tall fish extend their fins to make themselves look big to predators.
Times May - October: 4PM - 9AM
Peak Times
Location River
Shadow Size Small
Fish Size About 4.8 inches (12 cm)
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3,000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]

#35

Angelfish
"I caught an angelfish! Now where's its harp?"

Times May - October: 4 PM - 9 AM
Peak Times -
Location River
Shadow Size Small
Fish Size 12cm
Rarity
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3,000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]

#22

Angelfish

Event Availability Fishing Tourney #3
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow Size Sparkling
Fish Size 10.0 cm - 14.0 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Event only.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3,000 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png N/A Bells

In New Horizons[edit]

#36

Angelfish
"I caught an angelfish! That other fish told me to do it!"

Time of Year North: May – Oct
South: Nov – Apr
Time of Day 4 PM – 9 AM
Location River
Shadow Size Small
Rarity
Total Catch
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3000 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4500 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

As with all fish caught in the Animal Crossing series, the Angelfish can be donated to the museum. Blathers will also give some information on it.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Blathers will say this upon donation to the museum:

"Gorgeous. Sim-ply gorgeuous. Heavenly, even. We will treasure your gift. I give you my word as an honest, upstanding owl."

It is found in the bottom-right tank, grouped with other rare fish.

In Wild World[edit]

It can be found in the second tank after donating it to museum. Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say this:

"The angelfish is called the queen of tropical fish, and quite rightly so, eh wot! Indeed, this one should bring a ray of sunshine to this dusty old museum! However serene these fish may look, they're actually rather feisty...Every rose has its thorn, isn't that what they say?"

It is found in the second tank in the aquarium after donation.

In City Folk[edit]

Blathers the curator will say this:

"The distinctive shape of the angelfish lets it appear larger than it actually is. ...It's quite beautiful, and though it is a tropical fish, it has many tricks for staying alive, eh wot? Those skills make it far more resilient than other, pampered tropical fish. Perhaps this fact is what earned the angelfish the title "Tropical Fish Queen."

It can be found in the bottom-left tank with other small river fish.

In New Leaf[edit]

An information board in the aquarium will display this description of an Angelfish after donation:

"These tropical fish move very gracefully because of long fins on their backs and underbellies. Males and females are almost impossible to tell apart, making identification tricky. They lay eggs among water plants. Both genders look after the babies while they cling to weeds. The young look like any other fish, but they gain their angelfish looks once they leave the weeds."

In New Horizons[edit]

Upon donation, Blathers will say this:

"The angelfish is truly a beautiful creature. Just look at the elegance of those fins! Despite the name, however, these lovelies are known to be rather aggressive. They've no qualms about relentlessly pursuing fish much smaller than themselves! Why, they even attack their own kin! It seems no fish is safe around these "angelic" bullies. It makes one wonder who comes up with these names. Appearances— and names— can be deceiving."

Further information[edit]

A real-life Angelfish

The Pterophyllum altum, or Altum Angelfish, as they are also known, grow larger than how they are represented in the game, in fact reaching over 50 cm in the wild (the size of a small barred knifejaw). It originates from South America, in the river basins of the Amazon River, Orinoco River, and Essequibo Rivers. They are ambush predators, meaning they hide behind roots and attack on small fish when they least suspect it. Their small bodies and striped coloration makes it easy for them to hide. They are monogamous, which means they only have one partner throughout their lifetime with which they lay eggs. It likes weak acidic water, with a pH of about 4.5 to 6. Small Wikipedia logo.png More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

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Trivia[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese エンゼルフィッシュ
enzerufisshu
Angelfish

Korean 천사어
jeonsa-eo
Angelfish

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
神仙鱼 / 神仙魚
shénxiānyú
Angelfish

Russian Скалярия
Skalyariya
Angelfish

Dutch Maanvis Angelfish

German Skalar Angelfish (lit. "scalar")

European Spanish Pez ángel Angelfish

European French Poisson-ange Angelfish

Italian Pesce angelo Angelfish

Notes[edit]

  1. Northern Hemisphere in New Horizons
  2. Southern Hemisphere in New Horizons
  3. Japanese: エンゼルフィッシュ Hepburn: Enzeru fisshu