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"I caught a betta! I betta not drop it!" —New Horizons
Japanese ベタ Korean 베타 Chinese 斗鱼
French Combattant Italian Betta Spanish Betta
German Kampffisch Dutch Siamese kempvis Russian Сиамский петушок
Betta NH.png
Scientific name Betta splendens
Family Osphronemidae
Time of year May to October (Northern Hemisphere)
November to April (Southern Hemisphere)
Time of day 9 AM to 4 PM
Location River
Size -
Shadow size Small
Rarity Uncommon
Selling price 2,500 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Betta is a fish introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It can be found in rivers from May to October (in the Northern Hemisphere), and it sells for 2,500 Bells. It appeared in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp during the Fishing Tourney: Terrarium event alongside Gourami and Crystal Red Shrimp.

Catch details[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]


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Event Availability Fishing Tourney: Terrarium
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow Size Sparkling
Fish Size 6.7 cm - 7.3 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Event only.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png N/A Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png N/A Bells

In New Horizons[edit]


Betta NH Icon.png
"I caught a betta! I betta not drop it!"

Time of Year North: May – Oct
South: Nov – Apr
Time of Day 9 AM – 4 PM
Location River
Shadow Size Small
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2500 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3750 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

As with all fish in Animal Crossing series, the Betta can be donated to the island's museum by talking to Blathers, the curator. He will say the following when given a Betta:

In New Horizons[edit]

"The betta has long fins and beautiful coloring. It is a tropical fish popular in decorative aquariums. They're very territorial and will fight to complete exhaustion, so aquarists must keep them carefully. Rarely do such beauty and violence commingle outside the rowdiest of sunset-viewing parties."

Further information[edit]

The betta, or Siamese fighting fish, is native to Southeast Asia. They lives in shallow bodies of water such as marshes or streams. Bettas are very territorial and aggressive, especially the males, and they may attack and possibly kill each other if kept in the same tank.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ベタ

Korean 베타

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
斗鱼 / 鬥魚
Fighting fish

Russian Сиамский петушок
Siamskiy petushok
Siamese fighting fish

Dutch Siamese kempvis Siamese fighting fish

German Kampffisch
(Pocket Camp)
Fighting fish
Labyrint fish

European Spanish Betta
Pez betta
(Pocket Camp)

European French Combattant
(Pocket Camp)

Italian Betta Betta

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