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Rainbow Trout
Scientific Name
Oncorhynchus mykiss
Salmonidae - Salmon
Time of Year
Time of Day
4am to 9am (Mar-Jun)

4pm to 9pm (Mar-Jun)

4am to 9pm (Sept-Nov)
Selling Price
800 Bells

The Rainbow TroutOncorhynchus mykiss, is a fairly common river fish that can be found between 4am and 9am, and 4pm and 9pm between March and June, or 4am to 9pm between September and November. It can be sold for 800 Bells.


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

"When rainbow trout get bigger, they develop a pretty pink band from their gills to their tails. Some of them spend their entire lives in rivers, while others live in the ocean. Steelhead trout are a unique type of rainbow trout that live in the ocean and return to freshwater to spawn. Rainbow trout are a major species of fish, but finding them in the wild is actually fairly rare."

In real life[]


The Rainbow Trout is a species of salmonid native to tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. They usually return to freshwater to spawn after two to three years at sea. The species has been introduced for food or sport to at least 45 countries, and every continent except Antarctica.

Rainbow trout are predators with a varied diet, and will eat nearly anything they can grab. Young rainbows survive on insects, fish eggs, and smaller fish (up to 1/3 of their length), along with crayfish and other crustaceans. Some lake-dwelling lines may become planktonic feeders. While in flowing waters populated with salmonids, they will eat fish eggs, alevin, fry, smolt and even leftover carcasses.