Scientific NameOryzias latipes
AppearancesAnimal Crossing
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
LocationHolding Pond
Date AvailabilityApril - August
Time AvailabilityAll Day
Sales Price300 Bells
Cage Size1x1

The Killifish is a farily common and tiny fish that has been in all games in the Animal Crossing Series.


[edit] How to catch

As Killifish can only be caught in the holding ponds they are quite awkward to catch because the bait will always float to the center of the pool. It is recommended if you keep casting your bait till the Killifish sees it. It has a tiny shadow so it is easy to recognise.

[edit] Player

This is what you player says when you catch an Killifish:

[edit] Animal Crossing

"I caught a killifish! Killer!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"I caught a killifish! What's the dilly, fish?"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"I caught a Killifish! I bet you feel silly, fish!"

[edit] Menu

This is what the menu will say when you catch a Killifish:

[edit] Animal Crossing

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

Though small, they're efficient breeders.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

Once common to small rivers and waterways, it's now rare to find these in the wild

[edit] Museum

If you donate this fish to the Museum, Blathers will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"Hoo, here's a morsel of interest--killifish are often used in observational studies... This is because they are translucent, wot? Indeed, their innards can be seen clearly from without! In earlier times, folks used killifish to discover how a body processed food. Well, suffice to say, the killifish is a marvelous little wonder that gives people a true eyeful!"

[edit] Trivia

  • The Killifish is 1.6 inches big.
  • If you give it to Wendell to eat, he will give you the "Water Puddle" design in return.

[edit] Real Life

There are actually many types of Killifish in the whole, The breed that Animal Crossing features appears to be the Moonlight Medaka. They are native to Japan, Korea, China and Vietnam. They are a plain white when found in the wild but have been bred to have bright coloured markings for aquariums. They are also studied by biologists because their see-through skin allows the digestive system to be viewed.

[edit] Appearance

A Killifish in real life

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Last edited by Aurigae on 8 July 2012 at 02:14
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