Carp

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Carp
Carp NH.png
Scientific name
Cyprinus carpio
(European carp)
Family
Cyprinidae (carps and minnows)
Months available All year
Times available All day
Location River (Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf)
Pond (New Horizons)
Size About 75 cm
Shadow size Large
Rarity Very Common
Sell price 300 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese コイ
Korean 잉어
Italian Carpa
German Karpfen

Simplified Chinese 鲤鱼
French Carpe
Spanish Carpa
Dutch Karper

Traditional Chinese 鯉魚
Quebec French Carpe
Latin American Spanish Carpa
Russian Сазан


The Carp[nb 1] is a freshwater fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

#3

Carp
"I caught a carp! Ouch! I hurt my wrist! It might be CARPal-tunnel!"

Times All year: All day
Location River
Shadow Size Unknown
Rarity Unknown
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 300 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Wild World[edit]

#6

Carp
"I caught a carp! Carpe carp!"

Description They feed by sucking the river's bottom.
Times All year: All day
Peak Times Oct - Nov
Location River
Shadow Size Medium-large
Fish Size 75 cm
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 300 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In City Folk[edit]

#6

Carp
"I caught a carp! Pretty sharp!"

Description Preferring murky water, these suck mud from the bottom with their food.
Times All year: All day
Peak Times
Location River
Shadow Size Medium
Fish Size About 32 inches (80 cm)
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 300 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]

#6

Carp
""I caught a carp! I really seized the diem!""

Times All year: All day
Peak Times Apr - Jul
Oct - Nov: 4 PM to 9 AM
Location River
Shadow Size Large
Fish Size 60cm
Rarity
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 300 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]

#102

Carp

Event Availability None
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow Size Large
Fish Size 46.9 cm - 73.1 cm
Rarity ★★
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 200 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 Bells, 3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)

In New Horizons[edit]

#5

Carp
"I caught a carp! If I catch another, they can carpool!"

Time of Year North: All year
South: All year
Time of Day All day
Location Pond
Shadow Size Large
Rarity
Total Catch 0
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 300 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 450 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

As with all fish and bugs in the Animal Crossing series, the Carp can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers, the curator. During the donation, Blathers will tell the player a little bit about the fish.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

When the player donates a Carp, Blathers will say this about it before thanking the player for his/her donation:

"Even run-of-the-mill, common fish are valuable resources, you see. All part of the grand tapestry, wot! We will take excellent care of this fellow, oh yes. You can rest assured. Excellent care, indeed."

In Wild World[edit]

When the player donates a Carp, Blathers will say this about it before thanking the player for his/her donation:

"I do believe many people enjoy this fish raw at sushi restaurants... I understand it makes a rather tasty addition to soups and chowders, wot!"

In City Folk[edit]

When the player donates a Carp, Blathers will say this about it before thanking the player for his/her donation:

"...Hoo, tell me, have you ever had occasion to see the teeth of a carp? They're positioned far back in the mouth and can bite through seashells! I daresay you shouldn't go sticking your finger into a carp's mouth, wot? That is a mighty chomp!"

In New Leaf[edit]

After donating a Carp to the museum, a sign will display a description of this fish that says this:

"These tough fish have very long life spans, capping out at ages surpassing 100 years. Their whiskers are one of their trademark features, making them relatively easy to identify. They're omnivorous and eat waterweed and bugs by sucking their food into their mouths. They also have teeth in the back of their throats that help break down shellfish for digestion."

In New Horizons[edit]

When the player donates a Carp, Blathers will say this about it before thanking the player for his/her donation:

"Oh, the carp... have you ever seen their teeth? For your sake, I hope you have not! Carp have teeth in their throat strong enough to crunch on hard things like shells and fingers! A good rule of thumb when dealing with other species is to keep your fingers out of their mouths. Although, having neither thumbs nor fingers, I am quite safe from this little fellow!"

Gallery[edit]

Further information[edit]

A real life Carp

The common carp is a fish that prefers water between 7 and 30 °C. The fish can sometimes grow to over 1 meter in length. The species is native to Eastern Asia, but has also been bred in Hungary, Germany, Israel and Turkey over generations, and has been introduced into countries such as the US and Netherlands. They can eat up to 3 times their body weight every day — about 28 kg for a fully grown fish. Carp are especially common to eat in Eastern Europe, the Western Middle East, and Russia.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese コイ
koi
Carp (member of Cyprinus genus)

Korean 잉어
ing-eo
Carp (member of Cyprinus genus)

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
鲤鱼 / 鯉魚
lǐyú
Carp (member of Cyprinus genus)

Russian Сазан
Sazan
Common carp

Dutch Karper Carp

German Karpfen Carp

European Spanish Carpa Carp

European French Carpe Carp

Italian Carpa Carp

Notes[edit]

  1. Japanese: コイ Hepburn: Koi