Some fish are harder to find than others in Animal Crossing New Horizons. One fish you might be looking for is the Neon Tetra, which won’t fetch you the most money, but will be required to complete your Critterpedia. This guide explains how to catch a Neon Tetra in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
How to catch a Neon Tetra in Animal Crossing New Horizons
Each fish has a specific time of year and day that it spawns. For the Neon Tetra, here’s when you can find it for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, along with the time of day and location. The shadow for this fish is small, so you know what you should be looking for.
- Northern Hemisphere Time of Year: April – November
- Southern Hemisphere Time of Year: October – April
- Active Hours: 9am – 4pm
- Price: 500 Bells
- Location: River
- Shadow: Small
You will want to head to River areas to find the Neon Tetra. Stay away from Clifftop Rivers because there’s a ton of additional fish the Neon Tetra will be competing with for spawns in those areas. One thing you will want to do if you have trouble finding it is to scare away the fish every so often so that new ones spawn in.
Entering and exiting buildings resets the fish spawns as well. So, if you’re not having any luck at all you can try both of these strategies to increase your chances.
Next, always use Fish Bait by digging up some clams from around your beaches. Look for the holes with water on the beach to know where to dig. After you find some bait, head over to the river and throw it in so you get a fish to spawn. Keep repeating this process until you get the right size shadow to spawn and then try your luck.
One thing you can do is to gather up your bait, maybe 10 pieces or so, and head to your fishing location. Save the game and then start throwing your bait in the water. If you don’t have any luck after all your bait is used up, you can close your game and reset it back to the part where you have all your bait and try again. Do not reset your game in the middle of a save, though, or it might corrupt your save.