Loach

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Loach
Loach NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Misgurnus anguillicaudatus
(pond loach)

Family: Cobitidae (true loaches)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 ドジョウ
 미꾸라지
 Cobite
 Bachschmerle
 泥鳅
 Loche d'étang
 Locha
 Modderkruiper
 泥鰍
 Loche d'étang
 Locha
 Вьюн

The Loach is a river fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

#11
Loach
"I caught a loach! You don't suppose it's Hylian, do you?"

Time of year Mar – May
Time of day All day
Location River
Shadow size Tiny
Selling price  300 Bells
Feng shui None
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In Wild World[edit]

#14

Loach
"I caught a loach! I'm in the loach coach!"

Description Sucker-shaped mouths help them bottom-feed. To control their vertical position in the water, they inhale air and pass gas. Shocking!
Time of year Mar – May
Time of day All day
Peak times Mar – Apr
Location River
Shadow size Tiny
Fish size 20 cm
Selling price  300 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In City Folk[edit]

#14

Loach
"I caught a loach! Don't encroach on my loach!"

Description These use their whiskers to taste the environment and search for food.
Time of year Mar – May
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Location River
Shadow size Medium
Fish size About 8 in.
Selling price  300 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Leaf[edit]

#16

Loach
""I caught a loach! It wasn't hard to approach!""

Time of year Mar – May
Time of day All day
Peak times Mar – Apr:
9 AM – 4 PM
Location River
Shadow size Small
Fish size 20 cm
Selling price  300 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In Pocket Camp[edit]

#16

Loach

Event availability None
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow size Small
Fish size 16.7 cm - 23.3 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling price  1,500 Bells
Request reward  1,500 Bells, 3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (20%)


In New Horizons[edit]

#17

Loach
"I caught a loach! It's...looking at me with reproach."

Time of year North: Mar – May
South: Sep – Nov
Time of day All day
Location River
Shadow size Small
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 400 Bells
 C.J. 600 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


Donating to the museum[edit]

The Loach can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers. During the donation, Blathers will say the following about the Loach:

In Wild World[edit]

"When I hear loach, I think of a friend of mine who makes smoothies of them. It sounds repellent, I know and to be honest, it is. Hop I say! The stench!"

In City Folk[edit]

"The loach is a slippery, somewhat vile-looking fish...but in truth, it can be quite useful, wot? For ages, some cultures used the loach as a poison treatment. It also tastes great in a hot pot... A bit of wisdom for the day, eh wot? One must never judge a person, or a fish, by its appearance..."

In New Leaf[edit]

"Loaches are rather small fish that make their habitats in rivers and muddy water. They have 10 whiskers around their mouths with taste buds built in for tasting sweetness and bitterness. Loaches can breathe through their intestines as well as their gills―a rather unique quality of the species. They push their mouths above the surface of the water to inhale, exhaling through their tail regions. Making stew with loaches and burdock root is known to improve stamina, or so people believe."

The Loach can be found in the leftmost tank of the freshwater fish room.

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:

"Loaches are a large group of bottom-feeding freshwater fish. Because there are so many species, it is difficult to generalize about them all. The one thing they all have in common is perhaps their most unappealing trait; the name 'loach.' Repellent, isn't it? They should have just called it the 'cockloach' and been done with it, eh wot! Loach...loach... It just tastes terrible in the beak."

The Loach can be found in the recessed tank in the freshwater room in the aquarium with the Catfish and Bluegill.

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

A real-life true loach

It is unclear what type of loach appears in Animal Crossing, since there are vast varieties of loaches. It is, however, a member of the Cobitidae family of loaches, called the True Loaches, which live in fast flowing waters. All true loaches are "bottom feeders," meaning they swim at the bottom of rivers and tanks eating the algae at the bottom. They also eat small crustaceans and insects, but only during the day. Under true loaches, it can be a horse-face loach which grows to roughly 20 cm (8 inch). This type of loach is a private and public aquarium favorite because of its eating habit which cleans a tank for the owner, making it easier to keep fish.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ドジョウ
dojō
Loach

Korean 미꾸라지
mikuraji
Loach

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
泥鳅 / 泥鰍
níqiū
Loach

Russian Вьюн
V'yun
Loach

Dutch Modderkruiper Loach

German Bachschmerle Loach

European Spanish Locha Loach

European French Loche d'étang Pond loach

Italian Cobite Loach
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