Crucian Carp

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Crucian Carp
Artwork of Crucian Carp
Real-world info
Name: Carassius langsdorfii
(Japanese silver crucian carp)

Family: Cyprinidae (carps and minnows)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 フナ
 붕어
 Carassio
 Karausche
 鲫鱼
 Carassin
 Carpín
 Kroeskarper
 鯽魚
 Carassin
 Carpín
 Карась

The Crucian Carp is a freshwater fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori. It sells for 160 Bells. Along with the Carp, and most fish of the carp family, it appears in the first tank in Animal Crossing: Wild World and the middle-left tank in Animal Crossing: City Folk. The Crucian Carp is a gray-white color. These fish are extremely common, and can be found at any time of year and at any time of day.

Catch details[edit]

In all main games apart from New Horizons, the Crucian Carp can be sold for 120 Bells at Tom Nook's store or Re-Tail.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

#1
Crucian Carp
"I caught a crucian carp! Carpe diem!"

Time of year All year
Time of day All day
Location River
Shadow size Small
Selling price  120 Bells
Feng shui None
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In Wild World[edit]

#3

Crucian Carp
"I caught a crucian carp! Carpe diem!"

Description Unlike carp, crucian carp lack whiskers.
Time of year All year
Time of day All day
Peak times Mar – Jun; Sep – Nov
Location River
Shadow size Small
Fish size 30 cm
Selling price  120 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In City Folk[edit]

#3

Crucian Carp
"I caught a crucian carp! I'm looking pretty sharp!"

Description The difference between these and Carp is their lack of whiskers.
Time of year All year
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Location River
Shadow size Medium
Fish size About 11.7 in.
Selling price  120 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Leaf[edit]

#3

Crucian Carp
"I caught a crucian carp! What a crucial catch!"

Time of year All year
Time of day All day
Peak times 9 AM - 4 PM
Location River
Shadow size Small
Fish size 20 cm
Selling price  120 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In Pocket Camp[edit]

#11

Crucian Carp

Event availability None
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow size Small
Fish size 15.0 cm - 24.9 cm
Rarity
Catch rate 20.0180%
Selling price  10 Bells
Request reward  100 Bells, 2 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points


In New Horizons[edit]

#3

Crucian Carp
"I caught a crucian carp! My skills are sharp!"

Time of year North: All year
South: All year
Time of day All day
Location River
Shadow size Small
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 160 Bells
 C.J. 240 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


Donating to the museum[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

When a Crucian Carp is donated, Blathers will say this:

"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 a Crucian Carp is donated, Blathers will say this:

"When I hear Crucian Carp, I think to myself... Taco! Indeed, FISH taco, wot wot! I suppose this might be an odd choice of fish for such a dish, but... I say, by any chance, would you like to try it out and get back to me?"

In City Folk[edit]

When a Crucian Carp is donated, Blathers will say this:

"The largest difference between a Crucian Carp and a Carp is the former's lack of whiskers, wot? Compared to the regally whiskered Carp, there's something almost common about the Crucian variety!"

In New Leaf[edit]

An information board in the aquarium will display this description of the Crucian Carp upon donation:

"Crucian carp are fairly easy fish for beginners to catch, but they're also popular with veteran anglers. They are related to koi and can live up to 15 years, making them a great fish to keep in a pond. Male offspring are seldom born, so females significantly outnumber males, making populations suffer. Luckily, females can reproduce with males of some other species, so the problem is relatively temporary."

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:

"I wonder... Do you know how to tell the difference between a crucian carp and a standard-issue carp? It's quite easy to tell the two apart... One must simply locate the barbels. Or, rather, the lack of them! And just what is a barbel, you ask? Well, a barbel looks a little something like a mustache. A run-of-the-mill carp will sport this unsightly "facial hair," while a crucian carp is considerably better groomed! I tried to grow a mustache when I was younger. It never did fill in quite right... All for the best in the end, as mustaches go so much better with noses than with beaks!"

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

A real crucian carp

The Carassius carassius is a fish of the Carp family. It's a freshwater fish, part of the common carp family Cyprinidae, and it's the type species to the main Carassius genus of carps. In which other carps tend to also be often referred as "crucian carps". This fish is spread through the north of Europe and it's known to be a heavily farmed fish worldwide. It's also used as food, being included amongst the holiday foods in Poland, and in Hungarian, Greek, and Chinese cuisine.

Crucian Carps are also kept as pets in bigger aquariums and water gardens, but they aren't as common to obtain commercially as other attractive fish such as the Koi and the Goldfish itself. Some resources even state that the Goldfish (Carassius auratus) could be a cultivated breed of Crucian Carp taken from the wild, and these two fishes had been successfully breeded in lab conditions, leading to an enhanced hybrid between the two but with most being sterile.

Its name derives from the Low German karusse or karutze, possibly from Medieval Latin "coracinus" which means "a kind of river fish". In Japanese "Funa" (フナ) refers to both the fish and the genus. Small Wikipedia logo.png More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese フナ
funa
Carp (member of Carassius genus)

Korean 붕어
bung-eo
Crucian carp

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
鲫鱼 / 鯽魚
jìyú
Carp (member of Carassius genus)

Russian Карась
Karas'
Carp (member of Carassius genus)

Dutch Kroeskarper Crucian carp

German Karausche Crucian carp

European Spanish Carpín Same as English name

European French Carassin From its genus Carassius from the family Cyprinidae

Italian Carassio From genus Carassius