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Fish can be caught using the fishing rod. There are 72 fish to catch in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.


Main article:Angelfish Angelfish.jpg The Angelfish, Pterophyllum altum, is a rare fish found in rivers between 4pm and 9am, between the months of May and October. It sells for 3,000 Bells.

In real life, (Angelfish) Edit

lso referred to as the Altum AngelfishDeep Angelfish

or Orinoco Angelfish, this species is the largest and rarest of the genus and specimens exceeding 50 cm in height (from tip of dorsal to tip of anal fin) have been reported in the wild; in aquariums, specimens are known to have grown to over 40 cm. They occur strictly in the Orinoco River Basin and the Upper Rio Negro watershed in Southern Venezuela, Southeastern Colombia and extreme Northern Brazil. It is the national fish of Venezuela and an image of the fish appears on some currency bills of that country.

Angelfish are ambush predators and prey on small fish and macroinvertebrates. Its natural base color is silver but with three brownish/red vertical stripes and red striations into the fins. They prefer to spawn on submerged roots and tree branches in a moderate water current.

Museum Edit

An information board in the aquarium will provide information about this fish.

Arapaima, at over two yards long, are one of the largest freshwater-fish breeds in the world. They've been around for over 100 million years, making them rather ancient fish as well. They breathe through gills but also with an air bladder used by poking their mouths above water. They have hard, course tongues that are used to break down the smaller fish they eat."