If there was a competition for the funkiest-looking fish in Animal Crossing New Horizons, the Saddled Bichir would cruise to victory. This nobbly-backed fish is yet another of the seasonal critters you can catch while enjoying island life. In this Animal Crossing New Horizons Saddled Bichir guide, we’ll talk you through its seasonality and spawn times, how to catch it, and how much it sells for.
Saddled Bichir Seasonality & Spawn Times
The Saddled Bichir can only be caught during the following months for each hemisphere.
- Northern Hemisphere: June – September
- Southern Hemisphere: December – March
During these months, the Saddled Bichir can only be caught between the hours of 9pm and 4am. In other words, you’ll need to be playing the game late at night in order to catch one.
Catching the Saddled Bichir in Animal Crossing New Horizons
To catch the Saddled Bichir, you’ll want to equip your fishing rod and then begin walking up and down the river on your island.
You’re looking out for any large fish shadow that you can see. Whenever you do, cast your fishing rod into the water by facing the shadow and pressing A.
When the fish bites and sinks your float, press A once quickly to reel it in. With a bit of luck, that large shadow will turn out to be a Saddled Bichir.
If you’re not finding many fish in your river (or not enough large shadows), remember that Fishing Bait, when used, will force a fish to spawn in that area.
It’s completely random what will appear, though, so you’ll have to cross your fingers and hope for the best.
Saddled Bichir Sell Price
The Saddled Bichir can be sold for 4,000 Bells at Nook’s Cranny. If CJ shows up on your island, you can also sell it to him for 6,000 Bells.
That’s it for how to catch the Saddled Bichir in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. For more tips, tricks, and guides, head over to our wiki, search for Twinfinite, or check out more of our coverage below.
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