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Nibble fish
ドクターフィッシュ Dokutā fisshu
Nibble fish
AF AF+ AC e+ WW CF NL
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Location Price
River 1,200 Bells
Size Shadow size
2 in. 5 cm Small
Time of year Time of day
May to Early September 9 am to 4 pm
Scientific name Garra rufa
Family Cyprinidae
Appearances NL
Rarity Scarce (★★★★)
Regional names Flag of Italy small Garra rufa
Flag of Spain Pez doctor
Flag of France small Poisson docteur
"I caught a nibble fish! Do you regret nibbling now?" —New Leaf

The nibble fish is a new fish introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It can be found in the river during the summer and autumn.

Despite being quite small sized, it is not caught from tiny shadows like goldfish, instead it is found under "small" sized shadows which is shares with crucian carp and sweetfish.

Donating to the museum

As with all fish caught in Animal Crossing series, the nibble fish can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers.

In New Leaf

In New Leaf, an information board in the aquarium will list information about this fish.

"The official name given to this warm-water-dwelling species of fish is "Garra rufa." They are omnivorous, as they both eat algae and scrape the skin off other fish. All you'd have to do to feed them is stick your hand in the tank; they would live off your dead skin. That's why they're called nibble fish. They exfoliate but don't have any teeth, so it doesn't hurt at all!"

Encyclopedia information

New Leaf

Fish
Encyclopedia Information
Nibble fish
"I caught a nibble fish! Do you regret nibbling now?"
Size 2 inches
Habitat River
Season May to September


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Further information

Nibble fish
The doctor fish, otherwise known for its scientific name, Garra rufa, is used for treating skin diseases in Turkey. It has other nicknames such as the nibble fish (used in-game) and kangal fish.


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