- "I caught a dace! Daces wild!" —Animal Crossing (GCN)
- "I caught a dace! Dace in the hole!" —Wild World
- "I caught a dace! Wooo! In your face!" —City Folk
- "I caught a dace! Wrong place, Mr. Dace!" —New Leaf
- "I caught a dace! Hope I have some space!" —New Horizons
|Scientific name||Leuciscus leuciscus|
|Family||Cyprinidae - Carps/Minnows|
|Time of year||All year|
|Time of day||4 pm to 9 am|
|Selling price||200 Bells |
240 Bells New Horizons
The Dace (ウグイ, Ugui) is a common brown fish that can be found swimming in rivers. It is worth 200 bells.
Donating to the museum
In Animal Crossing
Upon the dace's donation, Blathers will give a generic comment about it.
"This is one of those fish that seem to mysteriously disappear from time to time. Drives fishermen batty, wot! Have no fear, dear friend! You're leaving this beauty in very good wings, hmmm? Hoo! Owl humor. Hoo hoo!"
In Wild World
"I can't say I've ever seen this on a menu... To be honest, I can see why! It's rather bony...and one must consider the stench... No, none too appetizing."
In City Folk
"Most fishermen think of dace as a bit of a nuisance because they interfere with catching more desired fish. This fish cares not... During spawning season, the dace dons a bright orange stripe across its belly! Even nuisance fish get the urge to dress up and strut a bit, eh wot?"
In New Leaf
"Dace can live in cloudier, murkier water than most but are easy to see as their numbers are so plentiful. They are related to carp, and some species of Dace live in the ocean as well as rivers and streams. During mating season, the bellies of the males develop an orange stripe to indicate their intent to mate."
In New Horizons
When the player donates a Dace, Blathers will say this about it before thanking the player for the donation:
"Dace are shiny little fish that enjoy freshwater streams with gravelly bottoms and plenty of sunlight. What a fishy paradise...until the larger fish move in and begin eating the dace! Sadly, the shiny dace are easy for other fish to spot, which makes them a popular snack. However, this particular specimen here has no need to worry. There's a strict "No Eating Your Neighbor" policy at this institution."
|''They're just the Average Joe of the fish world."|
|''These are often underrated as common because they go for almost any bait."|
Daces are members of the subfamily Leuciscinae, frequently known as minnows. Members of this group that are called daces include the genera Leuciscus (which includes the common dace), Tribolodon (which includes the Japanese dace), and Meda (the pikedace).
More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.
Names in other languages
|Italian||Lasca||South European nase, a close relative of the daces|