Scientific NameHucho perryi
AppearancesAnimal Crossing
Animal Forest
Animal Forest+
Animal Forest e+
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Date AvailabilityDecember - February
Time Availability4pm - 9am
Sales Price15,000 Bells
Shadow SizeLarge
AvailiabiltyVery rare

The Stringfish is a rare fish first introduced in Animal Crossing and was kept in the game's subsequent sequels. It can be found in the river.


[edit] Player

This is what you player says when you catch a Stringfish:

[edit] Animal Crossing

"Oh boy! I hooked a stringfish! I was just stringing it along..."

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"Whoa... I caught a stringfish! I completely rock! YIPPEEEEEE!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"OH MY GOSH! I caught a stringfish! This is AWESOME!"

[edit] Menu

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

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"A relative of the salmon, they can live a long time."

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"Rarely seen and treasured, these are known for having voracious appetites."

[edit] Museum

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

[edit] Animal Crossing

"Hoo! Indeed, WOO hoo! This is an extremely rare fish, I'll have you know! I'm absolutely agog! If I may hazard a guess, this must have been the most difficult fish to catch yet! I almost can't believe it! To think, you're donating such a rare find to us... Allow me to commend you on your matchless generosity. We've been saving a place just for this day, wot wot! Have faith, this fish will be thoroughly treasured!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"I've heard it said that this fish is actually very high in fat content... If such words are true, then whatever possessed someone to name it that? if you were to call a portly fellow "stringy", well... Madness would ensue!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"...Stringfish are hardy creatures that can live for up to 15 years with ease! These older fish grow to remarkable sizes actually... One fish even made it to a gargantuan 80 inches! At that size, perhaps we should call it the king of the river! No wonder it looks so serene, eh wot?"

[edit] Fishing Tourney

Due to it's rarity, Chip will not eat this fish since it is that special. However, he will measure it as he does with every other fish.

[edit] Trivia

  • The Stringfish is so big that it's shadow size is almost as big as the Arapaima.
  • The Stringfish is one of the four fishes that sell for 15,000 Bells, along with the Coelacanth, Dorado, and the Shark.
  • It is the same length of the Ocean Sunfish.

[edit] Real Life

The Stringfish is a species of fish that is related to salmon This fish is one of the oldest salmon species and it generally hangs out in the middle and lower portions of rivers and lakes. Most Stringfish are found in the Northwest Pacific regions near islands. The Stringfish is endangered. It's population number has been dwindling and more than 50% of their species has died.

[edit] Appearance

A Stringfish in real life

Fish Page

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Last edited by Amsey on 5 July 2012 at 07:29
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