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Sweet Shrimp
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Scientific NamePandalus borealis
Time of YearSeptember 16th to February
Time of Day4PM to 9AM
Shadow SizeSmall
Selling Price650
Species Number#18

The Sweet shrimp is a fish that can be found underwater. It appears from September 16th to February. It will appear from 4PM to 9AM. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 650 Bells.


The Sweet shrimp is found in underwater in the ocean. Its shadow is small and it moves away from the player.

The Museum

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

"Also called "northern shrimp," they have a life span of about 5 years, in which they are male for half. After that time, the shrimps change genders and become females, a rather unique feature of the species. The females are a popular sashimi dish, but they don't instantly have their characteristic sweetness. That sweetness actually comes out after they're left to sit for a day, making them a dish of patience."


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

"I got a sweet shrimp! Blech. Not sweet until cooked."