|Scientific Name||Chaetodon auripes|
|Time of Year||April to September|
|Time of Day||All day|
The Butterfly Fish is found in the ocean.
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!"