Ranchu Goldfish

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Ranchu Goldfish
Ranchu Goldfish NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Carassius auratus
(goldfish)

Family: Cyprinidae (carps and minnows)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ランチュウ
Korean 난주
Italian Ranchu
German Ranchu

Simplified Chinese 兰寿金鱼
French Ranchu
Spanish Ranchú
Dutch Buffelrug

Traditional Chinese 蘭壽金魚
Quebec French Ranchu
Latin American Spanish Ranchú
Russian Ранчу


The Ranchu Goldfish is a rare pond fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It also appears in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp as an event fish that was available during Fishing Tourney: Elegant Aquarium in August 2020.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

#9

Ranchu Goldfish
"I caught a Ranchu Goldfish! But I prefer balsamicu goldfish!"

Time of Year North: All year
South: All year
Time of Day 9 AM – 4 PM
Location Pond
Shadow Size Small
Rarity
Total Catch 20
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4500 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 6750 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Donating to the museum[edit]

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:

"The ranchu goldfish is a charming relative of the goldfish with a bumpy head and stout, round body. They have ordinary heads when born, but develop impressive rectangular heads after about three years. Supposedly their head shape changes depending on factors like the size of their tank... So ranchu goldfish enthusiasts aim to raise perfectly shaped specimens and work hard to achieve this. Of course, no one asks the ranchu goldfish themselves what shape they want their heads to be..."

The Ranchu Goldfish can be found in the tank immediately to the right of the entrance to the fish section of the museum.

Real-world information[edit]

A real world ranchu

The Ranchu, (jap.: Katakana: ランチュウ; Kanji: 蘭鋳, 蘭虫 or 卵虫, literally "Dutch worm") is a hooded variety of fancy goldfish developed in Japan. It is referred to as the "king of goldfish" by the Japanese.

The modern-day ranchu is a Japanese development of the lionhead. They are the direct outcome of crossbreeding experiments of different Chinese lionhead specimens.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ランチュウ
ranchū
Ranchu

Korean 난주
nanju
Ranchu

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
兰寿金鱼 / 蘭壽金魚
lánshòu jīnyú
Ranchu goldfish

Russian Ранчу
Ranchu
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Dutch Buffelrug

German Ranchu -

European Spanish Ranchú -

European French Ranchu -

Italian Ranchu -