Fish Sell Prices

There are 80 fish total in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and you can catch them with a fishing rod in the sea, around piers, in river mouths (intersections where the ocean meets the river), in rivers and clifftops rivers, as well as in ponds.

Stare at the bobber and listen to the sound of the water. When the fish bites, you'll hear a louder splashing sound and the bobber will be pulled underwater. Reel the fish (or other items like trash) in by pressing "A" once within a second or so.

They can be sold, donated to the museum, given as gifts or displayed as furniture inside a fish tank.

Sell them at Nook's Cranny directly or through the store's drop-off box (for 20% less), and consider waiting for C.J's visit to sell your fish for more.

C.J, the beaver villager in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch, randomly visits your island and buys the fish you catch for 50% more than Nook's Cranny price.

Check the price guide table below to get more details on where to find them (see the particularity column) and to know which are worth grabbing because fish sales price at Nook's Cranny can vary from 100 to 15000 Bells, and from 150 to a whopping 22500 Bells when selling to C.J.

Tips and tricks

  • Fish will nibble on your line up to 4 times before biting.
  • There are 8 fish sizes, proportional to their shadow in the water.
  • Rain and snow might increase the chance of catching rare or specific fish (such as the coelacanth).
  • Small fish tanks can be placed on top of other furniture.
(Animal Crossing NH Fishing Image)
(Animal Crossing NH Oarfish Image)

ACNH fish price list

Click on the up & down arrows in the table to sort the fish by price (Nook's Cranny prices, drop-off box prices and C.J's prices) or alphabetically (by name, subcategory or particularity).

Clicking once sorts the chosen column in ascending order — from the lowest to the highest price or from A to Z. The second click sorts its items in descending order — from the most expensive to the cheapest or from Z to A.

Please note: All prices are in Bells.

Item Category Subcategory Particularity Sales Price Drop-Off Box C.J.
Anchovy Fish Sea Fish Small Shadow 200 160 300
Angelfish Fish River Fish Small Shadow 3000 2400 4500
Arapaima Fish River Fish Huge Shadow 10000 8000 15000
Arowana Fish River Fish Large Shadow 10000 8000 15000
Barred Knifejaw Fish Sea Fish Medium Shadow 5000 4000 7500
Barreleye Fish Sea Fish Small Shadow 15000 12000 22500
Betta Fish River Fish Small Shadow 2500 2000 3750
Bitterling Fish River Fish Small Shadow 900 720 1350
Black Bass Fish River Fish Large Shadow 400 320 600
Blowfish Fish Sea Fish Medium Shadow 5000 4000 7500
Blue Marlin Fish Pier Fish Huge Shadow 10000 8000 15000
Bluegill Fish River Fish Small Shadow 180 144 270
Butterfly Fish Fish Sea Fish Small Shadow 1000 800 1500
Carp Fish Pond Fish Large Shadow 300 240 450
Catfish Fish Pond Fish Large Shadow 800 640 1200
Char Fish Clifftop Fish Medium Shadow 3800 3040 5700
Cherry Salmon Fish Clifftop Fish Medium Shadow 1000 800 1500
Clownfish Fish Sea Fish Tiny Shadow 650 520 975
Coelacanth Fish Sea Fish Huge Shadow 15000 12000 22500
Crawfish Fish Pond Fish Small Shadow 200 160 300
Crucian Carp Fish River Fish Small Shadow 160 128 240
Dab Fish Sea Fish Medium Shadow 300 240 450
Dace Fish River Fish Medium Shadow 240 192 360
Dorado Fish River Fish Large Shadow 15000 12000 22500
Football Fish Fish Sea Fish Large Shadow 2500 2000 3750
Freshwater Goby Fish River Fish Small Shadow 400 320 600
Frog Fish Pond Fish Small Shadow 120 96 180
Gar Fish Pond Fish Huge Shadow 6000 4800 9000
Giant Snakehead Fish Pond Fish Large Shadow 5500 4400 8250
Giant Trevally Fish Pier Fish Large Shadow 4500 3600 6750
Golden Trout Fish Clifftop Fish Medium Shadow 15000 12000 22500
Goldfish Fish Pond Fish Tiny Shadow 1300 1040 1950
Great White Shark Fish Sea Fish Huge with Fin Shadow 15000 12000 22500
Guppy Fish River Fish Tiny Shadow 1300 1040 1950
Hammerhead Shark Fish Sea Fish Huge with Fin Shadow 8000 6400 12000
Horse Mackerel Fish Sea Fish Small Shadow 150 120 225
Killifish Fish Pond Fish Tiny Shadow 300 240 450
King Salmon Fish River Mouth Fish Large Shadow 1800 1440 2700
Koi Fish Pond Fish Large Shadow 4000 3200 6000
Loach Fish River Fish Small Shadow 400 320 600
Mahi-Mahi Fish Pier Fish Huge Shadow 6000 4800 9000
Mitten Crab Fish River Fish Small Shadow 2000 1600 3000
Moray Eel Fish Sea Fish Long & Thin Shadow 2000 1600 3000
Napoleonfish Fish Sea Fish Huge Shadow 10000 8000 15000
Neon Tetra Fish River Fish Tiny Shadow 500 400 750
Nibble Fish Fish River Fish Tiny Shadow 1500 1200 2250
Oarfish Fish Sea Fish Huge Shadow 9000 7200 13500
Ocean Sunfish Fish Sea Fish Huge with Fin Shadow 4000 3200 6000
Olive Flounder Fish Sea Fish Large Shadow 800 640 1200
Pale Chub Fish River Fish Tiny Shadow 200 160 300
Pike Fish River Fish Large Shadow 1800 1440 2700
Piranha Fish River Fish Small Shadow 2500 2000 3750
Pond Smelt Fish River Fish Tiny Shadow 400 320 600
Pop-Eyed Goldfish Fish Pond Fish Tiny Shadow 1300 1040 1950
Puffer Fish Fish Sea Fish Medium Shadow 250 200 375
Rainbowfish Fish River Fish Tiny Shadow 800 640 1200
Ranchu Goldfish Fish Pond Fish Small Shadow 4500 3600 6750
Ray Fish Sea Fish Large Shadow 3000 2400 4500
Red Snapper Fish Sea Fish Large Shadow 3000 2400 4500
Ribbon Eel Fish Sea Fish Long & Thin Shadow 600 480 900
Saddled Bichir Fish River Fish Large Shadow 4000 3200 6000
Salmon Fish River Mouth Fish Large Shadow 700 560 1050
Saw Shark Fish Sea Fish Huge with Fin Shadow 12000 9600 18000
Sea Bass Fish Sea Fish Large Shadow 400 320 600
Sea Butterfly Fish Sea Fish Tiny Shadow 1000 800 1500
Sea Horse Fish Sea Fish Tiny Shadow 1100 880 1650
Snapping Turtle Fish River Fish Large Shadow 5000 4000 7500
Soft-Shelled Turtle Fish River Fish Large Shadow 3750 3000 5625
Squid Fish Sea Fish Medium Shadow 500 400 750
Stringfish Fish Clifftop Fish Huge Shadow 15000 12000 22500
Sturgeon Fish River Mouth Fish Huge Shadow 10000 8000 15000
Suckerfish Fish Sea Fish Large with Fin Shadow 1500 1200 2250
Surgeonfish Fish Sea Fish Small Shadow 1000 800 1500
Sweetfish Fish River Fish Medium Shadow 900 720 1350
Tadpole Fish Pond Fish Tiny Shadow 100 80 150
Tilapia Fish River Fish Medium Shadow 800 640 1200
Tuna Fish Pier Fish Huge Shadow 7000 5600 10500
Whale Shark Fish Sea Fish Huge with Fin Shadow 13000 10400 19500
Yellow Perch Fish River Fish Medium Shadow 300 240 450
Zebra Turkeyfish Fish Sea Fish Medium Shadow 500 400 750

Total number of fish: 80