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"I caught a popeyed goldfish! Aw, look...He wants his spinach..." —Animal Crossing
"I caught a popeyed goldfish! I think he's in shock!" —Wild World
"I got a popeyed goldfish! It's bugging out!" —City Folk
"I got a pop-eyed goldfish! It should have eaten its spinach!" —New Leaf
Popeyed Goldfish
PopeyedGoldfish
Scientific Name
Carassius auratus
Family
Cyprinidae- Minnows/Carp
Time of Year
All year
Time of Day
9 am to 4 pm
Location
Size
12 cm
Catch Size (NL)
N/A
Shadow Size
Tiny
Rarity
Rare (****)
Selling Price
1,300 Bells
Regional Names
Flag of Germany small Teleskopauge
Flag of Italy small Black moor (AC, WW), Pesce telescopio (NL)
Species #
Animal Forest 27
Animal Crossing 27
Dōbutsu no Mori e+ 27
Animal Crossing: Wild World 9
Animal Crossing: City Folk 9
Animal Crossing: New Leaf 9


The Popeyed Goldfish is a rare Fish in the Animal Crossing series found in the river. It sells for 1,300 Bells in Tom Nook's Store and appears all year, during the hours of 9 AM to 4 PM. Its shadow size is tiny, and it is diurnal meaning it is only found in the daylight hours.

It's rarity at the right time of the day is just about equal to that of the Goldfish and the Guppy, leaving the catch rate of a tiny fish in the day time at around 33% (this is excluding the common Loach in spring, Bitterling during winter, Killifish in GCN and Neon Tetra in Animal Crossing: City Folk). It is frequently one of the last fish to find in many players' games.

Donating to the Museum

As with all fish caught in Animal Crossing series, the popeyed goldfish can be donated to the museum in each game by talking to Blathers, who will also give some information on it.

In Animal Crossing

Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say:

"Those adorable little fins! Those huge, googly eyes! Even I am helpless in the face of their cuteness! We will take special care of this precious fellow. Welcome to your new home, you darling little fishy!"

In Wild World

Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say:

"You should know, the eyes on the popeyed goldfish can occasionally pop out! There's nothing wrong, of course, and if you let the fish be, they go back in. Even so, the first time I witnessed it, MY eyes nearly popped out, wot wot!"

In City Folk

Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say:

"Popeyed goldfish look like any other ordinary goldfish whilst still juveniles. As they begin to mature, their eyes bulge outward and gradually assume that distinctive appearance. Imagine how appalled you'd be if you brought one home thinking it was a normal goldfish...".

In New Leaf

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

"They're known for their protruding eyes, as the name indicates, but this feature is actually a detriment. Their vision is quite poor, to the point that they will swim past food and frequently bump into things. They are a type of goldfish and get their distinguishing eye pop about two months after birth."

Encyclopedia Information

Animal Forest

Popeyed Goldfish (Animal Crossing) Popeyed Goldfish (Animal Crossing icon) "Popeyed Goldfish"

Wild World

Popeyed Goldfish (Wild World) Popeyed Goldfish (Wild World icon) ''Though their eyes are big, their vision are poor."

Icon fishSize- 5.9 inches
Icon houseHabitat- Rivers
Icon calendarSeason- All year


City Folk

PopeyedGoldfish Popeyed Goldfish (City Folk) ''Though these have big eyes, their vision is quite poor. They use to look like ordinary goldfish, but as they age, they turn darker and their eyes bug out."

Icon fishSize- About 6 inches
Icon houseHabitat- Rivers
Icon calendarSeason- All Year



New Leaf

PopeyedEncyclo

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Further Information

Real black moor popeyed golfish
A real-life Popeyed Goldfish. They are sometimes known as Telescope Goldfish or the Black Moor.
TalisethAdded by Taliseth
Carassius auratus, the Goldfish, a close relative to the Crucian Carp, has been domestically bred into an array of different shapes, sizes and colors. The Popeyed Goldfish breed is a harmless fish that once released lives in slow-flowing ponds, ditches, rivers, and lakes. It is a specially bred type of Goldfish with large, protruding eyes, which to the surprise of some gives it poor eyesight as a result of heavy inbreeding. In the market and aquarium the black variety are frequently known as Black Moor or Telescope Goldfish, and in Japan itself it is called Demekin.


All Goldfish, being in the genus Carassius, share a relation with the more commonplace Carp and the Koi. It feeds off of small insects, crustaceans, and plants. In China, it is called the dragon-eye. The species name "auratus" refers to the natural gold-scaled form that can be found in this species.

Popeyed Goldfish are known for having three different types of eyes depending on its ancestry.

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