Football Fish

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Football Fish
Football Fish.png
Scientific NameHimantolophidae
AppearancesAnimal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Date AvailabilityNov-March
Time Availability4pm-9am
Sales Price2,500
Shadow SizeMedium-large
Tank Size1x1

The Football Fish is a rare fish introduced in Animal Crossing and can be found in the ocean at night.


[edit] Players

Your player will say this when you catch a Football Fish:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"I caught a football ! Well, well... you've came a long way!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"AWESOME! I caught a football fish! TOUCHDOWN!"

[edit] Menu

When you open your menu, this is what it will read:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"Males are only a few centimeters long. Bacteria on the fish make them glow."

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"Their lanterns are extensions of their dorsal fins. Just the female's head lights up."

[edit] Museum

When you donate this fish to Blathers this is what he'll say:

[edit] Animal Crossing

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"This is rather graphic, but football fish males can get attached to females... Literally attached! And then the males often get absorbed into the females! I heard this, and I thought how lucky I was to have been born and owl, eh wot?"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

The most striking detail of the football fish's life is the way multiple males are cared for by one female. You heard me correctly! A single female football fish will norish and raise multiple males by herself! In contrast to the females, males don't make nests or gather food. Their sole task is to cling to females! Another tidbit: Only the females possess that amazing, glowing antenna! Romance certainly takes many forms in the animal kingdom, eh wot?

[edit] Trivia

  • While both male and female Football fish are common, Animal Crossing only used the size of the approximated female fish in the game.

[edit] Real Life

The Football Fish are found in the depths of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific ocean. These creatures plunge themselves into some of the deepest and coldest parts of the ocean where they wait to pounce upon prey such as shrimp. These creatures are born with a small natural light source emitting off of a antannae that comes from the tip of their head. This light source helps this species live more effiently in the darkness of the sea, but also attracts other fish to it; enabling a quick meal.

The females of this species are much more adept for killing. They're much more gruesome as well, and grow teeth, size, and jaw size that allow them to kill and feast with much more ease then the males do. While the females range from about two feet, the males usually only grow up to be 1.5 inches, or 4 centimeters. Thus, later in life the males attaches itself to the female and becomes apart of the body, becoming inseparable.

A Football Fish in real life

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Last edited by Amsey on 22 June 2012 at 12:20
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