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Butterfly Fish
Butterfly Fish.jpg
Scientific NameChaetodon auripes
Time of YearApril to September
Time of DayAll day
Size8.4 cm
Shadow SizeSmall
Selling Price1,000
Species Number#47

The Butterfly Fish is an fish that can be found in the ocean. It appears from April to September. It will appear all day. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 1,000 Bells.


The Butterfly Fish is found in the ocean.

The Museum

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

"Butterfly fish are considered very cute pets, popular because of their beautiful nature. They glide through the warm seas by flapping their yellow bodies as if they were butterflies. Their diets are surprisingly hardy, as they gobble coral and poisonous anemones using narrow mouths. Butterfly-fish couples have been known to live together for 10 years or more. Often they can be seen swimming around in pairs. You'll likely never find a better underwater romance."


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

"I caught a butterfly fish! As mayor, welcome to my pockets!"