How to catch a Killifish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

It’s not as dangerous as it sounds.

Animal Crossing New Horizons

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is packed with fish and bugs for you to catch. From the time of day to the month, and even location, there is a lot to consider, and tracking them all down can be a bit of a pain.

The Killifish isn’t that awkward to catch thankfully. It will appear from April to August in the northern hemisphere, and from October to February in the southern hemisphere. In both, it can be caught in the small ponds that will appear on your island, and it can be caught at any time of day.

You can sell the Killifish for 300 Bells, or give it to Blathers for his museum. Giving it to Blathers will get you the following dialogue:

“Ah, the magnificent killifish! Did you know there are over 1,000 different species? My own favorite killifish species are the mangrove, which can live on land for weeks, breathing air! And the mummichog, the first fish ever brought to space. I wonder if the killifish you’ve brought me is related to either those intrepid explorers?”

So, to recap:

Northern Hemisphere

  • Fish in the ponds that are scattered on your island
  • Fish at small shadows
  • Time of day doesn’t matter
  • Only available from April to August

Southern Hemisphere

  • Fish at the ponds that are scattered on your island
  • Fish at small shadows
  • Time of day doesn’t matter
  • Only available from October to February

One item that will prove very useful in your quest to catch the Killifish, or any other fish for that matter is Fish Bait. Be sure to bring some with you when you plan on fishing, as it will make more fish spawn.