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"I caught a carp! I really seized the diem!"

Scientific Name
Cyprinus carpio
Cyprinidae - Carps
Time of Year
All year
Time of Day
All day
Selling Price
300 Bells

The CarpCyprinus carpio, is a common river fish that can be caught all day, year-round. It can be sold for 300 Bells.


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

"These tough fish have very long life spans, capping out at ages surpassing 100 years. Their whiskers are one of their trademark features, making them relatively easy to identify. They're omnivorous and eat waterweed and bugs by sucking their food into their mouths. They also have teeth in the back of their throats that help break down shellfish for digestion."

In real life[]


The Common Carp is a fish that likes water between 7 and 30 degrees Celcius/Centigrade. The fish can sometimes grow to over 1 meter. The species is native to Eastern Asia. It has also been bred in Hungary, Germany, Israel and Turkey over generations, and has been introduced into countries such as the U.S.A. and the Netherlands. They eat up to 3 times their body weight every day. That’s about 60 lbs for a fully grown fish. These fish are also caught and eaten and are especially common to eat in Eastern Europe, the Western Midlle East, and Russia.