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"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
Japanese ウグイ Korean 황어 Chinese 雅罗鱼
French Vandoise Italian Lasca Spanish Leucisco
German Hasel Dutch Serpeling Russian Елец
Dace NH.png
Scientific name Leuciscus leuciscus
Family Cyprinidae - Carps/Minnows
Time of year All year
Time of day 4 pm to 9 am
Location River
Size 36 cm
Shadow size Medium
Rarity Common
Selling price 200 Bells
240 Bells New Horizons
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

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[edit]

As with all fish in the Animal Crossing series, the Dace can be donated to the Museum by talking to Blathers, who will also give a small talk about it.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

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[edit]

"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[edit]

"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[edit]

"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[edit]

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."

Encyclopedia information[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Dace WW.png ''They're just the Average Joe of the fish world."
  • Size- 34.8 cm
  • Habitat- Rivers
  • Season- All year

City Folk[edit]

Dace (City Folk).png ''These are often underrated as common because they go for almost any bait."
  • Size- About 36 cm
  • Habitat- Rivers
  • Season- All year

Further information[edit]

The pikedace, Meda fulgida

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).

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウグイ
Japanese dace
Spanish Leucisco Leuciscus
French Vandoise Common dace
Dutch Serpeling Common dace
German Hasel Common dace
Italian Lasca South European nase, a close relative of the daces
Korean 황어
Japanese dace
Chinese (Simplified) 雅罗鱼
Chinese (Traditional) 珠星三塊魚
zhūxīng sānkuàiyú
Japanese dace
Russian Елец
Common dace