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Pond Smelt
Pond Smelt.jpg
Scientific NameHypomesus olidus
Time of YearDecember to February
Time of DayAll day
Size7.80 inches
Shadow SizeSmall
Selling Price300
Species Number#24

The Pond Smelt is an fish that can be found in the river. It appears all day from December to February. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 300 Bells.


The Pond Smelt is found in the river.

The Museum

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

"Pond smelt are small but vigorous fish that can survive in water of relatively poor quality. Pond smelt are related to salmon and as such have a lot of the same migratory tendencies. Most of them swim from rivers to the ocean and then return to rivers and lakes. However, some of them actually live in lakes that have no connection to the ocean, so they don't migrate. They have small fins and are perfect for eating whole as tempura or grilled on barbecues."


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

"I caught a pond smelt! It could sure use a bath!"