How to Catch Arapaima in Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Prima Games

How to Catch Arapaima in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

by Nicholas Barth

The world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a variety of creatures that players can encounter and catch. Some of these unique creatures are found in aquatic environments, with one of them being the Arapaima. This fish would be an excellent addition to the collection of any player. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know to encounter and catch the Arapaima in Animal Crossing: New Horizons covered for you.

Arapaima Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Players will find that the Arapaima will spawn in rivers, so those interested in obtaining this aquatic creature will need to visit the rivers on their island or someone else’s island. However, players can not find these creatures in a river at any time of the year. It will spawn in the sea between June and September in the Northern Hemisphere. Animal Crossing: New Horizons players in the Southern Hemisphere will be able to encounter and catch the Arapaima between December to March. 

It is also important to note that this creature will not spawn at any time of the day. Players can encounter and catch the Arapaima between 4 PM and 9 AM. This spawning schedule means that players will have to set aside some dedicated time between 4 PM and 9 AM if they want to have a chance at catching one of these critters in the sea. 

Arapaima Animal Crossing New Horizons

You will find that this aquatic creature is large, which means those looking to catch the Arapaima will need to focus on large shadow sizes when fishing in the sea. This particular creature is worth a total of 10,000 Bells if sold to Tom Nook and 15,000 Bells if sold to CJ, so players can acquire a large amount of Bells if they gather and sell one of these creatures. 

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There is no doubt that players can reap some benefits by taking the time to search out and catch these fish in the rivers on their island. 

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