We're definitely on board with making the most of island living in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. We're talking about sipping mimosas on the beach, eating delicious local cuisine, making sure to smell the flowers and to chill with butterflies, and to go fishing. Fishing is definitely a storied pasttime for any wannabe mayor or Island Representative, so we can help you make that lucrative with our Animal Crossing New Horizons rare fish guide.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Rare Fish Guide

So, you're someone who fancies themselves a fisherman? We totally get you. It's pretty easy to get into the fishing game in Animal Crossing: New Horizons as long as you have enough patience, but truth be told, it's the rare fish that really do the rounds here when it comes to your economy. If you're not sure about who is going to value those catches most, we're more than happy to refer you to our guide on CJ - influencer and fish appreciator extraordinaire - who will be willing to pay you a premium for all these rare fish. What sort of fish are considered rare, though, and how much do they retail for? We've named the rare fish in Animal Crossing New Horizons for you below and also given you a rundown of how much they cost:

Fish Name

Price (Bells)

Arapaima

10,000

Arowana

10,000

Barred knifejaw

5,000

Barreleye

15,000

Betta

2,500

Blue Marlin

10,000

Coelacanth

15,000

Dorado

15,000

Gar

6,000

Giant Snakehead

5,500

Giant Trevally

4,500

Great white shark

15,000

Hammerhead shark

8,000

Koi

4,000

Napoleonfish

10,000

Oarfish

9,000

Ranchu Goldfish

4,500

Saddled Bichir

4,000

Saw shark

12,000

Sturgeon

10,000

Suckerfish

1,500

Tuna

7,000

Whale Shark

13,000

As you may recall from earlier tips and tricks that we've put together about various types of fish, we think that sharks on average are the most profitable thing to actually focus on fishing up when you're desperate for some cash in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. They're not very easy to get, but if you're someone who has bait and you start to stick to the sides of your island bordering the sea, we reckon that you're going to have luck. If you need more tips on how to catch sharks in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, we've relinked a guide here for your benefit. 
We reckon that one of the best things about Animal Crossing is the myriad of ways that you can enjoy yourself by living off the land. Sure, this one seems a tiny bit exploitative if you're just farming the natural waters around you for grub to sell to CJ whenever he rolls into town, but that's life. We sure as hell can't escape capitalism on the island thanks to Tom Nook, so why not make the most of it? If you need a bit of help with sprucing up how your island looks so that it feels a bit less like a dystopian hellscape, you can always check out our guide on flower breeding right here and we've also got a very helpful visual aid in the form of a video if you learn better that way. Check it out below. 

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