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"I caught a rainbowfish! Where's my pot of goldfish?" —New Horizons
Japanese レインボーフィッシュ Korean 레인보우피시 Chinese 彩虹鱼
French Poisson arc-en-ciel Italian Pesce arcobaleno Spanish Pez arcoíris
German Regenbogenfisch Dutch Regenboogvis Russian Радужница
Rainbowfish NH.png
Scientific name Rhadinocentrus ornatus
(ornate rainbowfish)
Family Melanotaeniidae (rainbowfishes)
Time of year May to October (Northern Hemisphere)
November to April (Southern Hemisphere)
Time of day 9 AM - 4 PM
Location River
Size -
Shadow size Tiny
Rarity Common
Selling price 800 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Rainbowfish is a fish introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It can be found in rivers from May to October (in the Northern Hemisphere) between 9 AM to 4 PM, and it sells for 800 Bells.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


Rainbowfish NH Icon.png
"I caught a rainbowfish! Where's my pot of goldfish?"

Time of Year North: May – Oct
South: Nov – Apr
Time of Day 9 AM – 4 PM
Location River
Shadow Size X-Small
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 800 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1200 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the Museum[edit]

As with all fish in Animal Crossing series, the Rainbowfish can be donated to the island's museum by talking to Blathers, the curator. He will say the following when given a Rainbowfish:

In New Horizons[edit]

"The rainbowfish is a tropical fish known for its metallic colors and beautiful fins. There are over 50 different species, each unique and pleasing color. I must say, it does make me wish for feathers of a more exciting hue than "underbaked brownie.""

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese レインボーフィッシュ
reinbō fisshu

Korean 레인보우피시

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
彩虹鱼 / 彩虹魚

Russian Радужница

Dutch Regenboogvis Rainbowfish

German Regenbogenfisch -

European Spanish Pez arcoíris -

European French Poisson-arc-en-ciel -

Italian Pesce arcobaleno -

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