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Scientific NameMisgurnus Anguillicaudatus
AppearancesAnimal Crossing
Animal Forest
Animal Forest+
Animal Forest e+
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Date AvailabilityMarch - May
Time AvailabilityAll Day
Sales Price300 Bells
Shadow SizeSmall - Medium
Tank Size1x1

The Loach is a fish introduced in Animal Crossing, and then re-introduced in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk. It can be found i rivers during the months of March and May.


[edit] Players

This is what your player says when you catch a Loach:

[edit] Animal Crossing

"I caught a loach! You don't suppose its Hylian, do you?"

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"I caught a loach! I'm the loach coach!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"I caught a loach! Don't encroach on my loach!"

[edit] Menu

This is what the meny will say when you catch the Loach:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"Sucker-shaped mouths help them bottom-feed. To control their vertical position in the water, they inhale air and pass gas. Shocking!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"These use their whiskers to taste the environment and search for food."

[edit] Museum

This is what Blathers will say when you donate this fish:

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"The loach is a slippery, somewhat vile-looking fish...but in truth, it can be quite useful, wot? For ages, some cultures used the loach as a poison treatment. It also tastes great in a hot pot... A bit of wisdom for the day, eh wot? One must never judge a person, or a fish, by its appearance..."

[edit] Trivia

  • It is deemed as rare to find even though it has a low bell selling price
  • When catching a Loach in Animal Crossing, the player talks about a Hylian Loach. Hylian Loach can be caught in the Zelda series.

[edit] Real Life

Much speculation about what type of Loach has appeared in the game has occurred but it is most likely the Dojo Loach (Chinese Weatherfish).

Dojo Loaches inhabit the bottom of fast flowing rivers, their name 'Chinese Weatherfish' comes from their adaptability during weather changes and the fact that they mainly inhabit oriental waters.

[edit] Appearance

A Loach in real life

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