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 Piranha. 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 Piranha in Animal Crossing: New Horizons covered for you.

Piranha Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Players will find that Piranha 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 rivers between June and September which means that players will want to be on the lookout if they are in the search for Piranha during these months.  

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 9 AM and 4 PM. This spawning schedule means that players will have to set aside some dedicated time between 9 AM and 4 PM if they want to have a chance at catching one of these critters in a river.

Piranha Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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You will find that this aquatic creature is small, which means those looking to catch a Piranha will need to focus on small shadow sizes when fishing in the sea. This particular creature is worth a total of 2,500 Bells, so players can acquire a large amount of Bells if they gather and sell a decent amount 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 Piranha in the rivers on their island. 

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