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Scientific NameSilurus asotus
Time of YearMay to October
Time of Day4PM to 9AM
Size29.20 in
Shadow SizeLarge
Selling Price800
Species Number#17

The Catfish is an fish that can be found in the lake. It appears from May to October. It will appear from 4PM to 9AM. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 800 Bells.


The Catfish is found in the lake.

The Museum

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

"Catfish are known for their long whiskers, wide bodies, and large mouths, but they don't have fur. Despite having large eyes, they have rather poor eyesight. They make up for this with sensory whiskers. Catfish have small horizontal and vertical lines in their bodies, almost like perforated lines. These holes are for detecting weak electric currents of other fish, making them adept hunters. Catfish are artful carnivores as they swim around lazily but then strike quickly when prey is found."


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

"I caught a catfish! Do you think it has 9 lives?"