Animal Crossing: New Horizons December Fish and Sea Creatures List

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December's new fish are here in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Winter is usually a quiet season in Animal Crossing, but in December, two precious fish appear in Northern Hemisphere waters, while the Southern Hemisphere receives sharks for the first time. This list covers them all.

Here are all the new December fish in Animal Crossing, plus where and when to find them.

December Fish Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Northern Hemisphere)

Fish Price Location Time
oarfish 9000 bells Sea (huge shadow) Every hour, from December to May
Squid 500 bells More Every hour, December – August
sea ​​butterfly 1000 bells Sea (little shadow) Hourly, December – March
Pond smelt 400 bells river Every hour, from December to February
String fish 15 bells Cliff River 16 p.m. – 9 a.m., December – March

December Fish Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Southern Hemisphere)

December in the Southern Hemisphere brings with it the bounty of the sea: sharks, and lots of them. Sharks are easy to spot thanks to their telltale dorsal fin sticking out of the ocean, and you'll also find them in the ocean around the Nook Miles Islands.





For the Gar, if you don't have a pond on your island, you can create one using the Island Designer app.

Fish Price Location Time
suckerfish 1500 bells Ocean (has a fin, but is not a shark) Hourly, December – March
Saw Shark 12 bells Ocean 16 p.m. – 9 a.m., December – March
Hammerhead shark 8 bells Ocean 16 p.m. – 9 a.m., December – March
Great White shark 15 bells Ocean 16 p.m. – 9 a.m., December – March
Whale shark 13000 bells Ocean Hourly, December – March
ribbon eel 600 bells Ocean (long thin shadow) Every hour
Gar 6000 bells Pond 16 p.m. – 9 a.m., December – March
bichir sealed 4000 bells river 21 p.m. – 4 a.m., December – March
Arapaima 10000 bells River (larger than normal shadow) 16 p.m. – 9 a.m., December – March
Gold 15 bells River (largest shadow) 4:00 a.m. – 21:00 p.m., December – March
Arowana 10000 bells river 16 p.m. – 9 a.m., December – March
Tilapia 800 bells river Every hour, from December to April
Piranha 2500 bells river 21 p.m. – 4 a.m., December – March

December Sea Creatures Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Northern Hemisphere)

There is only one December sea creature in Animal Crossing, the lobster. As always, you will need a wetsuit to go swimming.

Creature Price Location Time
Lobster 4500 bells Sparkling spots in the ocean Every hour, from December to January, from April to June

December Sea Creatures Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Southern Hemisphere)

If you haven't already, head to the Nooklings Store or Nook Stop in Resident Services and get yourself a wetsuit so you can catch these critters.

Creature Price Location Time
Tiger prawn 3000 bells ocean floor 16 p.m. – 9 a.m., December – March
Gazami Crab 2200 bells ocean floor Every hour, from December to May
Abalone 2000 bells ocean floor 16 p.m. – 9 a.m., December – July
Mold 1500 bells ocean floor Every hour, from December to June
sea ​​grapes 900 bells ocean floor Hourly, December – March

That's it for December Fools in AC:NH. Be sure to check out our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides for more tips on living your best island life, including our December bug list.

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