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Rainbowfish NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Rhadinocentrus ornatus
(ornate rainbowfish)

Family: Melanotaeniidae (rainbowfishes)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese レインボーフィッシュ
Simplified Chinese 彩虹鱼
French Poisson arc-en-ciel
Spanish Pez arcoíris
Italian Pesce arcobaleno
Russian Радужница

Korean 레인보우피시
Traditional Chinese 彩虹魚
Quebec French Poisson-arc-en-ciel
Latin American Spanish Pez arcoíris
German Regenbogenfisch
Dutch Regenboogvis

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]


"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
Total Catch 0
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.""


Real-world information[edit]

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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