Scientific NameParacanthurus hepatus
AppearancesAnimal Crossing: City Folk
Date AvailabilityApril - September
Time AvailabilityAll Day
Sales Price1,000 Bells
Shadow SizeSmall
Tank Size1x1

The Surgeonfish is a quite rare fish that was introduced first in Animal Crossing: City Folk. It is a stunning bright blue color.


[edit] Player

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

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"I caught a Surgeonfish! It's cobalt blue and beautiful!"

[edit] Menu

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

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"Usually found around reefs, these will hide if startled."

[edit] Museum

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

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"For future reference, I recommend you remember surgeonfish and coral as a set, wot wot? These bright fish have blue bodies and yellow tail fins, and they make their home in the southern seas. ...And what delightful, easygoing expressions they wear! I feel relaxed just looking at them!"

[edit] Trivia

  • The Surgeonfish is 12.4 inches big.
  • If you give it to Wendell to eat he will give you the "Vertical Track" in return.

[edit] Real Life

The Surgeonfish, also known as the Regal Fish, is a tropical fish that can be found in tropical oceans all over the world. These fish are actually poisonous to humans, it also uses this poison to attack when it feels threatened. It will attack predators with spines located near it's tail. However this poison will not kill most types of fish but only cause pain and infections. There breeding ritual is quite unique as they change from their vivid blue colour to a pale shade during it. The eggs will also hatch in 24 hours.

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Last edited by Lost in Azure on 7 July 2010 at 06:51
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