Scientific NameParacanthurus hepatus
Time of YearApril to September
Time of DayAll day
Size12.4 inches
Shadow SizeSmall
Selling Price1,000
Species Number#46

The Surgeonfish 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 Surgeonfish is found in the ocean.

The Museum

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

"These tropical fish sport beautiful, yellow, traingular tails and elegant black lines on dazzling blue bodies. Personalitywise, the surgeonfish is actually rather laid back and timid. They seek out gaps in coral or between rocks for the greatest amount of protection while sleeping. "


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

"I caught a surgeonfish! It was a simple operation, though!"

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