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Scientific NameOryzias latipes
Time of YearApril to August
Time of DayAll day
Size1.6 in
Shadow SizeTiny
Selling Price300
Species Number#10

The Killifish is an fish that can be found in the ponds. It appears from April to August. It will appear all day. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 300 Bells.


The Killifish is found in the ponds.

The Museum

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

"Killifish are small, travel in schools, and are known for having eyes higher up on their faces than others. They swim in shallow areas in rivers and mostly eat bugs that float on the surface of the water. This is why they have mouths as high up their faces as their eyes, making them effective hunters. Being the same temperature as the water they inhabit, getting grabbed by warm hands can shock them."


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

"I caught a killifish! Maybe I'll put it in a chili dish!"