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Family: Cyprinidae (carps and minnows)
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The Pale Chub (オイカワ, Oikawa) is a common fish found in rivers. It can be found in all of the Animal Crossing series games in rivers between 9AM – 4PM all-year round. It is an inexpensive fish that sells for 200 Bells at Nook's Cranny.
In Animal Crossing
In Wild World
In City Folk
In New Leaf
In Pocket Camp
In New Horizons
Donating to the museum
- "Oh? Is that a fact? It's sometimes called a mountain trout? But it's not a trout! What rot! Well, regardless, I'll see that it gets the proper care. You have my word on it!"
- "You know, I'm sure these are technically edible... Even so, I don't think there are too many people who actually DO eat them, wot? I suppose if one were to batter them with some delectable spices..."
- "The pale chub is a freshwater fish. During its spawning season, it turns a vivid blue, wot wot? But all the eggs do have similarities... Telling what sort of beastie laid the egg is difficult, wot wot? Rather fascinating how a fish normally so plain can put forth such an effort when love is on the line... Perhaps I might stand to adopt that fish philosophy myself, and quite soon!"
Upon donation to the museum, the information board in front of the tank says:
- "These fish are related to carp, with distinguishing features such as long ventral fins and protruding mouths. They have good jumping abilities, which allow them to jump up and grab bugs hanging around the water. They are known as very active fish with rather scrappy attitudes, making them tenacious survivors. During mating season, the male's stomach turns pink and its back turns blue. Females love this."
In New Horizons
When donating to Blathers or selecting "Tell me about this!" in New Horizons, he will provide the following information about the fish:
"The pale chub is a river fish with simple back-and-silver coloring. Interestingly, the males' coloring becomes most vibrant when he's trying to attract a mate! Though normally plain, these fellows really know how to look stylish when they want to. Perhaps I could learn a thing or two from the pale chub..."
The pale chub is type of freshwater minnow. It is listed as harmless and not in any danger. It can be found in Korea, where its real name is the Pirami. It lives in fast flowing rivers and streams, and it feeds off of insect larvae and algae, and smaller fish. During mating season, the male Pirani changes color rapidly to impress a suitable female. They actively feed during the evening or when the weather is overcast.
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