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Artwork of betta
Real-world info
Name: Betta splendens

Family: Osphronemidae (gouramis)
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Сиамский петушок
 Siamese kempvis

The betta is a fish introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It appears as a small shadow that can be found in rivers from 9 AM to 4 PM from late spring to mid fall, and it sells for  2,500 Bells.

It has also 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]



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  N/A Bells
Request reward  N/A Bells

In New Horizons[edit]


"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
Rarity Uncommon
Spawn requirement Catch 20 total fish
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 2,500 Bells
 C.J. 3,750 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

As with all fish in the 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]

When donating to Blathers or selecting "Tell me about this!" in New Horizons, he will provide the following information about the fish:

"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."

Once donated to the museum, the betta can be found in the fish tank in the entrance room alongside the Angelfish and the Nibble Fish.


Real-world information[edit]

The betta, or Siamese fighting fish, is native to Southeast Asia. They live 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.

More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ベタ

Korean 베타

Simplified Chinese 斗鱼
Fighting fish

Traditional Chinese 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