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Barbel Steed
Barbel Steed.jpg
Scientific NameHemibarbus labeo
Time of YearAll year
Time of DayAll day
Size23.20 in
Shadow SizeMedium
Selling Price160
Species Number#5

The Barbel Steed is an fish that can be found in the river. It appears all year, all day. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 160 Bells.


The Barbel Steed is found in the river.

The Museum

The Barbel Steed can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:

"Barbel steeds have a longer distance between their eyes and mouths than carp do. This makes them look almost like they're averting their eyes downward in embarrassment. Their whiskers aren't as long as carp whiskers, so the resemblance is still only minor. They are full of bones, but they're edible nonetheless and actually taste similar to flounder."


Upon catching the fish, the player will say the following:

"I caught a barbel steed! It just needs a barbel saddle!"