Goldfish

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Goldfish
Artwork of Goldfish
Real-world info
Name: Carassius auratus
(goldfish)

Family: Cyprinidae (carps and minnows)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 キンギョ
 金鱼
 Poisson rouge
 Pez dorado
 Pesce rosso
 Золотая рыбка
 금붕어
 金魚
 Poisson rouge
 Pez dorado
 Goldfisch
 Goudvis


The Goldfish is a freshwater fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori. It has a tiny shadow size and can be found in rivers in games prior to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and in ponds in New Horizons. Unlike most fish, the Goldfish appears as a bag or bowl rather than a tank when placed in the player's house.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

#26
Goldfish
"I caught a goldfish! It's worth its weight in...fish. Great."

Time of year All year
Time of day All day
Location River
Shadow size Tiny
Selling price  1,300 Bells
Feng shui Red
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In Wild World[edit]

#8

Goldfish
"I caught a goldfish! Worth its weight in...fish!"

Description A member of the carp family, it's bred for beauty. However, unlike carp, goldfish have no whiskers.
Time of year All year
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Location River
Shadow size Tiny
Fish size 15 cm
Selling price  1,300 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In City Folk[edit]

#8

Goldfish
"I caught a goldfish! There's gold in them there fish! (Not really.)"

Description Selectively bred crucian carp, the majority of these were the result of mutations.
Time of year All year
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Location River
Shadow size Tiny
Fish size About 6 in.
Selling price  1,300 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Leaf[edit]

#8

Goldfish
"I caught a goldfish! It's worth its weight in gold!"

Time of year All year
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Location River
Shadow size Tiny
Fish size 15 cm
Selling price  1,300 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In Pocket Camp[edit]

#36

Goldfish

Event availability Fishing Tourney: Schoolroom
Fishing Tourney: Fireworks
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow size Sparkling
Fish size 12.5 cm - 17.5 cm
Rarity
Catch rate Event only.
Selling price  N/A Bells
Request reward  N/A Bells


In New Horizons[edit]

#7

Goldfish
"I caught a goldfish! It's worth its weight in fish!"

Time of year North: All year
South: All year
Time of day All day
Location Pond
Shadow size Tiny
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 1,300 Bells
 C.J. 1,950 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


Donation to the museum[edit]

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

In Animal Crossing[edit]

As a Goldfish is donated, Blathers will say this:

"Those adorable little fins! Those huge, googly eyes! Even I am helpless in the face of their cuteness! We will take special care of this precious fellow. Welcome to your new home, you darling little fishy!"

In Wild World[edit]

This is Blathers's speech about the newly donated fish:

"Hoo, in my youth, I once had a goldfish in my room. His name was Sir Blathers. Goldfish are actually quite sociable creatures, eh wot? At least they are when they're being fed, that is. Who can resist them?"

It appears in the first tank in the aquarium.

In City Folk[edit]

Blathers will say this when handed the fish in the museum:

"Hoo now... Do you know how large goldfish can get? Well, they can grow up to... ONE FOOT (30 centimeters) LONG! The growth of a goldfish in a tank is inhibited by tank size, so you rarely see them that big, I'd imagine. Even so, our tanks here at the museum are spacious... so expect our new goldfish to make a BIG splash! ...Hoo now? Not at all funny, you say?"

It can be found in the small tube-tank in the aquarium.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donation to the museum, the information board in front of the tank that houses the Goldfish says the following:

"These are aquarium fish that came about by selectively breeding types of crucian carp. It took hundreds of years to get the long tail fin and beautiful color of the current breed. Even red goldfish are black when they are young and still retain other vestiges of the crucian carp. They turn red as they grow, thus gaining their much more commonly known look."

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:

"Goldfish are so cute and delicate... but do you know how big they can get? Why, they can grow up to... a foot in length! Well, sometimes. The size of the tank they're kept in tends to restrict their growth. And just how big will this goldfish get in our large museum tank? I look forward to finding out!"

The Goldfish can be found in the tank immediately to the right of the entrance to the fish section of the museum sharing it with the Pop-Eyed Goldfish.

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

A real life goldfish.

This goldfish is the Fantail breed. It has two fins instead of one. It has an egg shaped body, a high dorsal fin, but no shoulder hump. It is the western variation of the Ryukin breed. They do not like cold water. These, like all goldfish, are commonly kept as pets, and prefer a water temperature of 13 - 21 degrees Celsius/Centigrade.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese キンギョ
kingyo
Goldfish

Korean 금붕어
geumbung-eo
Goldfish

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
金鱼 / 金魚
jīnyú
Goldfish

Russian Золотая рыбка
Zolotaya rybka
Golden fish

Dutch Goudvis Goldfish

German Goldfisch Goldfish

European Spanish Pez dorado Golden fish

European French Poisson rouge Red fish

Italian Pesce rosso Red fish