General Game Information

Happy Aquarium

  • Aquarium simulation game developed by Crowdstar games and released on Facebook in September of 2009.
  • Purchase, adopt, or breed fish for selling or for developing a beautiful aquarium for your enjoyment.
  • You will raise baby fish to adulthood train them to increase their value and then sell them so they can be released back into the ocean.
  • There are 45 levels in the game and each level unlocks additional breeds of fish, decor items, and gifts that can be used in the game.
  • Neighbors are an important aspect of the game. Visiting neighbors will earn you coins and XP (experience points) and will help you to advance through the levels faster. You can also have friends send gifts to you and send you options to adopt cute sea creatures that can be bred for future profits.
  • You have the option of naming each fish, choosing its gender, and training your fish to do tricks.
  • You can have up to 8 aquariums each holding an minimum of 15 and maximum of 40 fish per 125 Gallon tank.
  • You can move fish and decor items between tanks by clicking on the fish and then the switch button on the upper right.
  • Each day you earn XP and coins by cleaning your tanks, feeding your fish, and visiting your neighbors and doing the same things for them.
  • There is a daily award of coins available by placing a chest in your tank. Click it once per day and you will be awarded coins. Click on your neighbor’s chests once a day and earn coins from them as well.
  • While training each fish to do tricks you can earn coins and additional food for your tank.
  • There are 8 tricks you can train each fish to do. Tapping on the glass triggers your and your Neighbor’s fish to do tricks.
  • Twice a day you can play a coin hunt game with 2 fish of your choice. You can keep all the coins your fish touches within 45 seconds and any prize treasure chests they may find.
  • If you do not feed your fish they will stop growing which causes them to lose value but they will not die.
  • The game resets once every 24 hours at midnight Pacific time.
  • You can only play Happy Aquarium if you have a Facebook account. You can sign up for one here: http://facebook.com
  • If you already have a Facebook account you can access the game here: http://apps.facebook.com/happy-aquarium/

Game Elements
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Game Screen

  • A. Level and XP (Experience Points) Indicators – This area tells you the level you are at and how many experience points you have. The XP area is also a meter that shows how much further you have until you reach the next level.
  • B. Game Currency – Here you will see how many gold coins and pearls you have available to spend. You can also purchase more coins using Facebook currency.
  • C. Fish Status – Here you can see meters for the fishes level of cleanliness and hunger. Try to keep the meters full as much as possible.
  • D. Voting/Rank – Here you can vote for a Neighbor’s tank that you feel deserves special attention. Click on the thumbs up and it will increase by 1 point per day. You can also ask others to vote for your tank here.
  • E. Tank Name – Here you will see your Tank’s name. You can change the tank’s name to whatever you wish and each one of your tanks can be named. Click on the little notepad and type in the name you choose or it will stay at the default tank number.
  • F. Camera – Click here to take snapshots of your tank. NOTE – You must not be in full screen mode to take images. Click on the camera and a full tank shot will be taken. You can not take close up shots of individual fish at this time. (See taking Images below)
  • G. Send Gifts – Click on this icon to send gifts to your Neighbors. (See sending gifts below for more information)
  • H. Action Menu – (Left to Right)
  • 1. Store – Click here to purchase items for your aquarium. You can purchase fish, additional tanks and decor here. (See Shopping Below)
  • 2. Arrow Tool – Click here and use this tool to point to fish and decor that you want information on. This will clear other items off of your cursor.
  • 3. Fish Food – Click here to feed your Fish. (See Feeding Fish Below)
  • 4. Cleaning Brush – Click on this brush to clean your tank. (See Cleaning Tank below)
  • 5. Tap the Glass – Click on this hand and the cursor will change allowing you to tap on the glass. This is how you can see fish doing tricks you have trained them to do. (See Tricks Below)
  • 6. Treasure Hunt Mini Game – Click here to play the “Treasure Hunt” Mini Game. Here you will see either 0,1 or 2 showing if you have any games to play for the day. (See playing Treasure Hunt Mini Game Below)
  • 7. Achievements – Click here to access the menu that shows which achievements you can earn and which you have already earned in the game so far.
  • I. Game Settings Menu – (L to R)
  • 1. Music – Click here to toggle the game music on or off.
  • 2. Sound Effects – Click here to toggle the game’s sound effects on or off.
  • 3. Image Quality – Click here to toggle between poor to high image quality. If your computer is slow or the fish seems choppy in movements you may want to decrease the image quality to improve performance.
  • 4. Full Screen – Click here to toggle between full screen and half screen. NOTE – You can not type notes, take images, or change text in full screen mode. Click on the icon again to exit full screen or you can hit the escape key on your computer.
  • 5. Population – In this area you can see how many fish are in the tank you are viewing and the tank’s maximum capacity.
  • J. Tank Menu – Here you can toggle between tanks as well as purchase additional tanks and upgrades.
  • K. Neighbor Menu – This is your Neighbor Menu. Click on a Neighbor to visit them. (See Visiting Neighbors Below)

Game Tips

  • It is best to start out with 1 or 2 fish and to not use all your coins right away as it will take a while to build your coins up when you begin.
  • It is critical you have as many Neighbors as possible to raise money in the game. When you send out invitations for Neighbors be sure to include a personal message as this tends to convince others to try the game.
  • The Cleaner your tank the more coins your neighbors get and the cleaner they keep their tanks the more coins you will receive.
  • Keep an eye on the live feeds as you can adopt many sea creatures for free and earn bonus money.
  • Share bonuses whenever possible so people will reciprocate the favor.
  • If a Neighbor has more than one tank you can clean all of them for extra XP points but you can only collect from the chest once.
  • Be sure to check in on your fish and feed them every few hours as this is the fastest way to level up it also keeps your fish growing at a constant rate to allow them to meet their maximum value quickly. In addition to earning XP for shaking the food container you earn 1 XP for every bite of food your fish take. This adds up fast especially if you have more than one tank and several fish.
  • To get the most money for a fish you wish to sell, let the fish reach adulthood and train your fish to learn 7 tricks. Then your fish can be sold for the maximum amount for its species.
  • NOTE – If you send a note to someone in the game take note that it is NOT private. Anyone can read a note left in a tank so make sure you do not put anything you don’t want others to see in your notes.

Levels
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  • There are 50 levels in the game and each level will unlock specific fish, decor items, and gifts.
  • Your level is determined by the number of XP (Experience points you have earned which can be seen in the upper left hand corner in the meter.
  • Each time you progress a level you have the option of sharing the news with your Neighbors over the live feeds which may prompt them to play or send you a free gift for your tank.
  • Each time you progress a level you will be awarded with 1 pearl. These pearls are used to purchase high end items in the shop.
  • Additional levels may be added in the future along with items those levels unlock.

Level 1

  • 0 to 104 XP

Level 2

  • 105 to 224 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Black Gravel, Flameback Angel, Sea Slug, and Lemonpeel Angel.

Level 3

  • 225 to 359 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl.
  • Unlocked- Royal Gramma Basslet, and Red Anemone

Level 4

  • 360 to 519 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Teal Gravel, Midas Blenny, Pink Starfish, and Brain Coral.

Level 5

  • 520 to 699 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Spotted Cardinal, Dark Green Leather Coral

Level 6

  • 700 to 914 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Blue Gravel, Yellowtail Damselfish, Turbo Snail, Green Cup Coral, and Tall Lime Seaweed.

Level 7

  • 915 to 1159 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked- Expansion of 2ND Tank, Green Mandarin, Striped Mushrooms, and Tall Pink Seaweed.

Level 8

  • 1160 to 1434 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Pink Gravel, Prawn Gobi, Fluorescent Mushroom, and Tall Maroon Seaweed.

Level 9

  • 1435 to 1759 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Longnose Hawkfish, Mushroom Finger Coral.

Level 10

  • 1760 to 2129 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Polished Glass Gravel, Jawfish, Mini Crab, Pink Bird-nest Coral,


Level 11

  • 2130 to 2559 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Plate Coral

Level 12

  • 2560 to 3049 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Volcanic Rock Gravel, Purple Brush Gorgonian, and Goldfish

Level 13

  • 3050 to 3619 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Betta, Red Gracilaria Algae

Level 14

  • 3620 to 4274 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Pink Lava Gravel, Carberryi, Stylophora Coral, Red Star Ludwigia and third tank Expansion.


Level 15

  • 4275 to 5029 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – None

Level 16

  • 5030 to 5894 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Saddleback Butterfly, Camel Shrimp, Tenius Royal Blue Coral.


Level 17

  • 5895 to 6894 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl.
  • Unlocked – Three Stripe Damsel

Level 18

  • 6895 to 8049 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Blue Tang, Verde Acropora

Level 19

  • 8050 to 9379 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – None

Level 20

  • 9380 to 10909 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocks – Pacific Redstripe Hogfish, and Fiji Leather Coral.


Level 21

  • 10910 to 12674 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Big Eye Black Bar, Fourth tank Expansion.

Level 22

  • 12675 to 14709 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – See Through Damsel, Flower Pot Coral


Level 23

  • 14710 to 17054 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Wrasse


Level 24

  • 17055 to 19754 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Redstriped Anthias, Spiny Cup Coral


Level 25

  • 19755 to 22864 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Cubicus Boxfish

Level 26

  • 22865 to 26449 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Queen Angelfish

Level 27

  • 26450 to 30579 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Clown Triggerfish

Level 28

  • 30580 to 35339 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Moorish Idol, Fifth Tank Expansion.

Level 29

  • 35340 to 40824 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Porcupine Pufferfish

Level 30

  • 40825 to 47139 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Humu Humu

Level 31

  • 47140 to 54424 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Lion Fish

Level 32

  • 45525 to 62814 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Bubble Clam

Level 33

  • 62815 to 72479 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked -Foxface

Level 34

  • 72480 to 83619 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – None

Level 35

  • 83620 to 96454 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Threadfin, Sixth Tank Expansion

Level 36

  • 96455 to 111239 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – None


Level 37

  • 111240 to 128279 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Powder Blue Tang

Level 38

  • 128280 to 147914 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Snowflake Eel

Level 39

  • 147915 to 170539 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Flame Wrasse

Level 40

  • 170540 to 196604 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Angler

Level 41

  • 196605 to 226644 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Eagle Ray

Level 42

  • 226645 to 261254 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked – Catshark, Seventh Tank Expansion

Level 43

  • 261255 to 301134 XP
  • Awarded 1 Pearl
  • Unlocked –

Level 44

  • 301135 to 347084 XP

Level 45

  • 347085 XP and above.

Level 49

  • Eighth Tank Expansion

Achievements

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  • In each area of achievement there are 4 medals you can earn starting with bronze and ending with the Gold Star.
  • Each time you complete an achievement you are notified and given the option of sharing the news over the live feeds which will give your neighbors a chance to earn a bonus.
  • Each level of medal you earn will reward you with a different amount of XP points.

Medals Earned

  • Bronze – 100 XP
  • Silver – 250 XP
  • Gold – 1000 XP
  • Gold Star – 5000 XP

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Fish Wrangler“You’ve trained many of your fish to do fancy tricks!”

  • Goal -Medals Earned for teaching your Fish Tricks.
  • Bronze – 10 Fish
  • Silver – 50 Fish
  • Gold – 200 Fish
  • Gold Star – 500 Fish

Marine Matchmaker – “A lot of fish eggs have been laid in your tank.”

  • Goal – Breed fish in your tank.
  • Bronze – 10 Eggs
  • Silver – 50 Eggs
  • Gold – 1,000 Eggs
  • Gold Star – 5,000 Eggs


Treasure Tender –
“You’ve collected a lot of coins from Treasure Chests”

  • Goal – Collect coins from your Neighbor’s Treasure Chests.
  • Bronze – 1,000 Coins
  • Silver – 5,000 Coins
  • Gold – 20,000 Coins
  • Gold Star – 50,000 Coins


Sea Savior –
“Many orphans have been saved by you”

  • Goal – Adopt Orphaned Sea Creatures from the live Feeds.
  • Bronze- 5 Orphans
  • Silver – 50 Orphans
  • Gold – 100 Orphans
  • Gold Star – 300 Orphans

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Artful Arranger –
“You’ve spent a lot of money on Props”

  • Goal – Spend money on props for your Aquarium.
  • Bronze – 1000 Coins
  • Silver -5,000 Coins
  • Gold -10,000 Coins
  • Gold Star – 50,000 Coins


Fish Friend –
“You’re a big money spender on fish, fish and more fish!”

  • Goal – Purchase Fish for your Aquarium
  • Bronze – 1,000 Coins
  • Silver -10,000 Coins
  • Gold – 50,000 Coins
  • Gold Star – 100,000 Coins


Guppy Guardian –
“You’ve raised many fish to adulthood”

  • Goal – Raise baby Fish to Adulthood.
  • Bronze -25 Fish
  • Silver – 500 Fish
  • Gold -2,000 Fish
  • Gold Star – 5,000 Fish

Supreme Collector – “A wide variety of fish fill your tank”

  • Goal – Purchase different species of fish.
  • Bronze – 8 Species
  • Silver – 16 Species
  • Gold – 24 Species
  • Gold Star – 32 Species

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Tidal Tycoon – “You’ve earned a lot of coins by selling Fish”

  • Goal – Sell Fish and release them into the Ocean.
  • Bronze – 500 Coins
  • Silver – 5,000 Coins
  • Gold – 25,000 Coins
  • Gold Star – 100,000 Coins

Premiere Protector – “You’ve raised a wide variety of fish to adulthood”

  • Goal – Raise a variety of fish to adulthood.
  • Bronze – 5 Fish Species
  • Silver – 16 Fish Species
  • Gold – 24 Species
  • Gold Star – 32 Species

Cupid of the Sea – “A wide variety of fish eggs have been laid in your tank”

  • Goal – Mate fish and have them lay eggs in the tank.
  • Bronze – 5 Eggs.
  • Silver – 24 Eggs.
  • Gold – 32 Eggs
  • Gold Star – 40 Eggs

Game Currency

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  • Gold Coins – This is the primary currency in the game. You start out with 50 Gold coins.
  • Pearls – This is the virtual currency that will buy you special items in the game. You will earn 1 Pearl for each level you advance and you can purchase additional pearls with Facebook Credits.
  • XP – (Experience Points) These are the points you earn as you play the game and determine the level of the game you are currently on.

Purchasing Additional Game Currency
Happy Aquarium

Happy Aquarium

Happy Aquarium

  • To purchase additional game currency click on the button at the top left of the screen that says, “Get More”
  • A screen will appear allowing you to use your credit card, Paypal account or Mobile phone to purchase coins or Pearls.
  • You can also use Facebook credits to purchase coins and Pearls.

Purchasing items from the Store
Happy Aquarium

Happy Aquarium

  • Click on the “Store” icon at the bottom left of the screen.
  • This will open the store menu with tabs along the top left showing the different categories.
  • A. Fish Food – Here you can purchase fish food in various amounts as well as feeders to keep the fish fed for several days.
  • B. Fish – Here you can purchase up to 43 species of fish once they are unlocked based on your level.
  • C. Crawlers – Here you will purchase sea creatures that crawl along the bottom of our tank.
  • D. Props – These are cute decorative items for your tank including several animated props.
  • E. Coral – Here you can purchase varying species of coral and plants such as seaweed in many colors.
  • F. Gravel – Here you can change the gravel in your tank free of charge but you must wait until certain color become unlocked as you advance in level.
  • G. Wallpapers – You can purchase wallpapers for the back of your tank here using Pearls and Facebook Credits.
  • H. Special Items – Here you can purchase creatures that can be mated with adopted animals from the Live feeds such as walruses, sea otters and Turtles.
  • Click on the item you wish to purchase and then when the prompt screen appears click on “Buy”
  • The item you have purchased will immediately drop into the center of the tank you have open if you have more than one.

Selling a Decor item back to Store
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Happy Aquarium

  • If you have an item you no longer want in your tank you can sell it back to the store.
  • Click on the item and when it’s menu opens up click on the “Sell” tab at the lower right.
  • The coins from the sale will immediately credit to your total.

Purchasing Fish

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  • There are currently 43 Fish Species available for purchase in the store.
  • Some are sold for gold coins and some are sold for Pearls or Facebook Credits.
  • Click on the Store then at the top click on the Fish Tab to locate fish.
  • If there is a padlock next to a fish you must wait until a later level to unlock it and then purchase it.
  • NOTE – As soon as you purchase a new fish you will need to feed it so make sure you have enough food or money to purchase food.

Choosing Name and Gender of your New Fish
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Happy Aquarium

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  • Click on the fish you wish to purchase and click on “Buy” if the button is highlighted.
  • Click on the Gender button first then either scroll through the default names or type in a name of your choice.
  • The fish will be dropped into your tank immediately.


Fish Menu

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  • To identify a fish in your tank click on it and a mini menu will appear.
  • Note the fish’s name is located along the top. Click on the notebook on the upper right side if you wish to change the name at any time.
  • The tab under the notebook is used to move the fish to another tank if you have more than one.
  • The tabs along the bottom from left to right are used to Train, Mate or sell your fish.
  • In the upper left hand corner you will see your fish’s gender.

Transferring Fish/Items to Another Tank
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Happy Aquarium

  • There is a small tab on the upper right side of the fish Menu.
  • Click on the item then look for the tab on the right side with 2 arrows each going in a different direction. Click on this tab and your item will move to another tank.
  • If you have several tanks click on the tank at the tank menu at the bottom left of the screen and choose which tank for your fish to transfer into.


Feeding Fish

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Happy Aquarium

Happy Aquarium

  • As soon as you purchase a new fish you will need to feed it as it will be hungry.
  • Purchase food from the store if needed.
  • Click on the food icon at the bottom left menu.
  • Immediately you will see a meter appear under each fish along with their name showing how hungry each fish is.
  • When the meter is empty and showing yellow and red your fish are hungry and when well fed the meters will turn green.
  • Click at the top of the tank and the food will shake out into the tank.
  • You will earn 1 XP per shake 70% of the time.
  • You may also receive and send a gift of free food once every 24 hours to neighbors.

Fish Growth Rates

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  • Each fish has a different growth rate and total amount of time before it reaches adulthood. (See Fish Chart)
  • You can see the Fish’s rate of growth when you purchase the fish and also when you click on the fish and open the Fish Menu.
  • The growth meter will fill up as the fish grows and when it is completely full and your fish are fully trained your fish will sell for maximum value.
  • The Fish Meter is divided into 4 phases as there are 4 growth phases for each fish. The amount of time is determined by dividing the total amount of time until full maturity in hours divided by 4. For example, if it takes a fish 28 hours to grow to full maturity then it will complete a growth phase every 7 hours. Therefore this fish can be trained to do a trick a minimum of every 7 hours.

Sick Fish

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  • When a fish has not been fed for several hours it will become sick and will stop growing.
  • If a fish isn’t growing it is not at its maximum value.
  • Be sure to log in at least once a day to feed your fish and clean your tank to keep fish happy and at optimum value.
  • You do not have to worry about your fish dying but they will be stuck at the last growth phase in which they were last fed.

Selling Fish

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Happy Aquarium

  • If you wish to sell a fish simply click on it and then click on the “Sell” tab at the bottom right.
  • You will see a screen asking you if you are sure you want to sell and telling you how much you can earn for a fish.
  • NOTE – You will earn more for a fully grown adult that has learned tricks.
  • It appears you can earn from 1 to 5 coins more than the normal selling price for a Fish or Creature that has learned all 7 available tricks. (See Learning Tricks Below)

Cleaning Tanks

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Happy Aquarium

Happy Aquarium

  • To clean your or your Neighbor’s Tanks click on the pink brush at the lower left hand side of the screen.
  • It will now stick to your cursor. Place it somewhere near the center of the screen and click repeatedly to clean the tank.
  • When cleaning your own tank it takes 10 clicks to clean it if it is as dirty as it can be. You will receive 10 XP for each time you click it for a range of 10 to 100 XP.
  • When cleaning a Neighbor’s Tank depending on how dirty it is you can earn 1 to 10 XP as each time you click on the screen you will receive 1 XP point.
  • You can clean each one of your Neighbors Tanks for the 1 XP per Click awarded.
  • When a tank goes from a dirty green brown to a bright blue colorful tank and the brush stops working you have cleaned the tank as much as possible.
  • The more fish you have in a tank the faster your tank will become dirty.

Purchasing Tanks/Tank Expansion

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  • There is a maximum of Eight Tanks you can purchase in the game.
  • You can expand your tanks to hold more fish and when you have the maximum amount of fish you can purchase more tanks and upgrade them.
  • Below you will find each Tank, the level you can purchase it, its size, cost, and population capacity.


Tank Capacities

  • 50 Gallon Tank – Holds 10 Fish
  • 75 Gallon Tank – Holds 20 Fish
  • 100 Gallon Tank – Holds 30 Fish
  • 125 Gallon Tank – Holds 40 Fish

Tank One

  • Level 1 – 50 Gallon Tank, Default Tank
  • Level 3 – 75 Gallon Tank, Cost 100 Coins
  • Level 5 – 100 Gallon Tank, Cost 150 Coins
  • Level 6 – 125 Gallon Tank, Cost 200 Coins

Tank Two

  • Level 7 – 50 Gallon Tank, Cost 300 Coins
  • Level 9 – 75 Gallon Tank, Cost 400 Coins
  • Level 11 – 100 Gallon Tank, Cost 500 Coins
  • Level 13 – 125 Gallon Tank, Cost 600 Coins


Tank Three

  • Level 14 – 50 Gallon Tank, Cost 300 Coins
  • Level 16 – 75 Gallon Tank, Cost 400 Coins
  • Level 18 – 100 Gallon Tank, Cost 500 Coins
  • Level 20 – 125 Gallon Tank, Cost 600 Coins


Tank Four

  • Level 21 – 50 Gallon Tank, Cost 300 Coins
  • Level 23 – 75 Gallon Tank, Cost 400 Coins
  • Level 25 – 100 Gallon Tank, Cost 500 Coins
  • Level 27 – 125 Gallon Tank, Cost 600 Coins

Tank Five

  • Level 28 – 50 Gallon Tank, Cost 300 Coins
  • Level 30 – 75 Gallon Tank, Cost 400 Coins
  • Level 32 – 100 Gallon Tank, Cost 500 Coins
  • Level 34 – 125 Gallon Tank, Cost 600 Coins


Tank Six

  • Level 35 – 50 Gallon Tank, Cost 300 Coins
  • Level 37 – 75 Gallon Tank, Cost 400 Coins
  • Level 39 – 100 Gallon Tank, Cost 500 Coins
  • Level 41 – 125 Gallon Tank, Cost 600 Coins

Tank Seven

  • Level 42 – 50 Gallon Tank, Cost 300 Coins
  • Level 44 – 75 Gallon Tank, Cost 400 Coins
  • Level 46 – 100 Gallon Tank, Cost 500 Coins
  • Level 48 – 125 Gallon Tank, Cost 600 Coins

Tank Eight

  • Level 49 – 50 Gallon Tank, Cost 300 Coins
  • Level 51 – 75 Gallon Tank, Cost 400 Coins
  • Level 53 – 100 Gallon Tank, Cost 500 Coins
  • Level 55 – 125 Gallon Tank, Cost 600 Coins


150 Gallon Tanks

  • You may see that some of your Neighbors have a 150 gallon tank.
  • These are no longer available but those that started playing the game when it was first released may still have one.

Training Fish

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  • Happy Aquarium has a fun feature where you can train each one of your fish and Sea creatures to learn 7 different tricks.
  • You can train your fish to do 1 trick at each growth phase.
  • Baby fish can be trained right away and will be eligible to learn their second trip after they pass their next growth phase. (Divide total hours until mature by 4)
  • If you want to see your fish or your Neighbor’s fish perform tricks click on the green hand and tap on the glass. They will perform a different trick each time you tap the glass.
  • To train your fish click on the fish and then the “Train” button at the bottom left. If you are within the correct growth phase it will let you learn the next trick and you will play a mini game. If you win the mini game you learn the trick and you will also earn coins and fish food while doing so. You can earn 1 to 8 coins and 1 to 8 bottles of fish food with each training exercise.
  • Animals that you adopt such as otters, turtles, and penguins can also learn tricks.

Training mini game

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Happy Aquarium

  • To successfully train your fish or sea creatures you must successfully get them through an obstacle course.
  • You are given 3 tries and if you make a mistake you will start at the exact point you left off.
  • If you are unsuccessful you must wait until your next growth phase has passed before you can try again.
  • Once you choose your fish and click on “train” you will see an instruction screen showing you which items to avoid and which to click on.
  • After a 3 second countdown your fish will begin swimming down a path full of obstacles that must avoid by clicking on them at the exact right moment in order to avoid touching the fish. There are also obstacles that drop down from above such as poisoned food that slows your fish down and squid that release ink into the water impeding your view for a few moments.
  • In addition to the forbidden items there are also gold coins and fish food showering down over your fish. If you click on these items you will be able to keep them if you complete the training session successfully.
  • Items to avoid from above – Poison Fish Food, Purple Squids
  • Items to avoid in front of fish – Fish eating monster plant, Open Umbrella, Fish Hook, Bomb, Cat’s Claws.
  • Once you complete the training session by making it to the finish line your fish will be able to perform a trick when the glass of the tank is tapped on.
  • NOTE – A fully trained fish can sell for 1 to 5 coins more.

Training Tips

Happy Aquarium

Happy Aquarium

  • Some species of fish such as the Cowfish and the Banggai Cardinal grow very large and become very difficult to train. Be sure to train these fish as newborns and as early as possible in their growth phases so they don’t get too big. Once they are large you will have to practice getting them through the training exercises successfully.
  • Umbrella – Make sure your fish’s face is fairly close to the umbrella before you click on it. The umbrella will flash open before it closes. You may have to do this a few times to get the hang of it.
  • Bomb – The second you see the bomb at the far right of the screen click on it to detonate it. It leaves a puff of smoke that disappears quickly but if your fish touches the center of the smoke cloud it will die. Keep your eye on the far right in anticipation of bombs.
  • Monster Plant – Get as close to this as you can before clicking on it as it will open up again quickly. Make sure your fish has time to clear it before it opens again.
  • Fish Hook – This is the easiest obstacle. Click on it before your fish gets too close.
  • Cat Paw – Wait until your fish almost touches the paw before you click on it and by the time the fish moves forward the paw can’t hit your fish when it swats the second time.

Seven Tricks Fish and Sea Creatures can Learn

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  • Zig
  • Zag
  • Loop
  • Dive
  • Figure 8
  • Spiral
  • Follow the Hand – Fish will follow your cursor around the tank.

How to see your Fish perform Tricks

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  • Click on the green hand at the bottom left side of tank.
  • Click on the tank and the fish in close proximity will do their tricks.
  • Each time you tap they will do a different trick if they have learned more than one.


Mating Fish

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  • Once you have an adult male and female of the same species you can mate them for a baby fish of the same species.
  • The cost of mating fish is half the cost of purchasing that same species as an adult.
  • Chances of mating success are 80% and you can only mate a certain species once every 24 hours.
  • You must have a clean, healthy tank, adult fish that are not hungry, and enough room in your tank for additional fish.
  • Click on the fish you wish to mate male or female and then click on “Mate” you will be prompted to pay the fee and the two fish will do a mating dance.
  • You have no choice as to which fish will mate with the fish you have chosen.
  • Several seconds later a fish egg will drop to the bottom of the tank.
  • Mating fish is a great way to save coins.
  • NOTE – As soon as your fish hatches it will be very hungry.


Fish Eggs

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  • Fish eggs will drop the the bottom center of the tank.
  • Click on the egg to see how much time until it hatches. (Note hatch time is half the time it takes for that species to reach adulthood)
  • NOTE – Fish eggs can roll behind decor so keep an eye out for them.
  • You must have enough room in your tank for your new fish. Fish eggs will increase the population counter by 1 even before the fish has hatched.

Surprise Eggs
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  • Occasionally you will see the option to hatch Surprise eggs in the live feeds.
  • If you see this click on the “Hatch Egg” link.
  • You will receive an egg in your tank and it could be any species of fish.
  • If you find these eggs be sure to post them in the live feeds for others.

Adopting Fish and Sea Creatures from Live Feed
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  • From time to time you will run across sea creatures that are in danger and you will be asked to help save them.
  • Posting these on the live feeds gives your Neighbors the opportunity to adopt these for their aquariums.
  • If you post these opportunities others are more likely to reciprocate for you.
  • If you wish to adopt and animal keep an eye on the live feeds until you see and animal that needs saving and click on the link.


Holiday Fish

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  • During the Holidays Happy Aquarium will feature a Special Holiday Fish that can be adopted over the live feed.
  • Valentine’s Day 2010 – “Kissing Fish”
  • You can adopt the male Kissing fish when it is rescued by your Neighbor and they place it on the live feed.
  • If you would like to Mate your Kissing Fish or Have them Kiss each Other you may Purchase a Female Kissing Fish under the “Special” creatures category for 125 Coins.
  • When the fish are full grown they can be mated for 63 Coins.
  • Kissing Fish Kiss each other and the other fish at random time but whenever you tap on the glass with the green hand they always kiss.
  • TIP – If you can line up the male and female at the right angle their air bubbles will form a heart between them.

Live Feed Bonuses
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  • When you reach milestones in the games such as leveling up or earning an achievement you have the option of placing an announcement on the live feed. Doing so will occasionally offer a bonus to your Neighbor if they click on the link.
  • Watch the live feeds for animals to adopt and financial bonuses daily.
  • Be sure to place animals on live feeds when the opportunity arises so others will reciprocate.

Treasure Chest

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  • Each person is given a Treasure chest that can be kept in their first tank.
  • Clicking on this tank once a day awards you will a varying amount of coins.
  • The cleaner your tank and happier your fish the higher the amount of coins you will receive.
  • When you visit your Neighbors you can click on their Treasure Chest once a day for coins as well. The cleaner they keep their tanks the more money their visitors will receive.
  • Each Chest refills at Midnight Pacific time.
  • If you wish to upgrade your chest you can purchase a bubble clam in the store. This takes the place of your chest as you can not have 2 at a time.
  • After a chest has been emptied the “Click Me” sign will change to “Check back Tomorrow”

Taking Snapshots
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  • Happy Aquarium has a great feature that allows you to take pictures of your Aquarium that will be placed in an album at Facebook.
  • These pictures will also be seen on your live feed if you have your settings to support this.
  • Note – You can not take snap shots in full screen mode.
  • Taking Snapshots:
  • Click on the camera icon at the upper right hand side of the tank.
  • A full screen image of your tank will be taken there is no way to take pictures of individual fish or specific areas of the tank at this time.
  • You can also place captions on your picture if you wish.

Visiting Neighbors
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  • The more Neighbors you have in the game the better you will do overall.
  • Visiting your Neighbors tanks daily cleaning them and clicking on the treasure chest will increase your overall funds.
  • Cleaning a Neighbors tank is done the same way as cleaning your own but you will earn 1 XP per click versus 10 XP per click for cleaning your own tank.
  • Look at the bottom of your tank to see your neighbor menu where they are listed in order of score from highest to lowest.
  • Click on the Neighbor you wish to visit.
  • Once in the tank take your brush and clean it then if they have a chest click on it for coins.

How to send a Message in a Bottle to your Neighbor

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  • Happy Aquarium allows you to send a message in a bottle to your Neighbor.
  • Click on the Message in a bottle icon located at the upper right side of your Neighbor’s tank.
  • A paper will appear where you can type in a message to your Neighbor.
  • NOTE – These messages are NOT private as other people visiting your Neighbor can read your sent messages as well as your received message.
  • Once you finish your note and hit the accept button the message in a bottle will drop down into the center of your Neighbor’s tank.
  • You can have several bottles in your tank at once and you can leave them in the tank as decor or delete them after you read them.
  • Simply click on the bottle and then click on the “Read” tab at the bottom right to read the note inside.


Adding New Neighbors

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  • Click on the “Invite Neighbors” button to the left of your Neighbors menu at the bottom of the screen.
  • You will be taken to another screen where you can choose which of your friends to invite to the game.
  • You Friends will receive an invitation from you.
  • NOTE – Sending a personal message with this invite tends to give better results.
  • Each Friend must accept your invitation before they appear on your friend list.

Sending Gifts
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  • You are allowed to send one free tank decor gift to each of your Neighbors once every 24 hours.
  • You are also allowed to send 20 free shakes of Fish food once every 24 hours.
  • The items you can send depend on how many levels you have unlocked.
  • Click on the gift icon at the upper left of the screen or on the “Send Free Gift” link at the top of the page.
  • You will be taken to a gift screen where you can choose the gift and send it to 24 of your friends.
  • If you send gifts to a large group of neighbors you will have to send them all the same gift.
  • You can send a different gift to your Neighbors by clicking on send gift and sending one gift at a time.
  • The clock resets on giving gifts each night at midnight Pacific time.

Receiving Gifts
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  • To receive gifts Click on “Home” at the top menu bar and you will be taken to your Facebook Live Feed.
  • At the right upper corner you will see any gifts listed. Click on this link and you will be taken to the gift acceptance page.
  • Click on “Accept for each individual gift and you will be taken to a confirmation page.
  • When you return to the game the item you were gifted will be waiting inside your tank.

Treasure Hunt Mini Game
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  • The Treasure Hunt Mini game is a great way to earn a few extra coins each day.
  • You can play twice every 24 hours.
  • Click on the Red chest at the bottom middle of your screen. You will see a small 1 or 2 above the chest to show how many turns you have left.
  • Once you click on the chest you will be asked to choose one of the fish in your tank.
  • Then you will be moved to the game screen where you have 45 seconds to collect as many coins as you can.
  • There are also hidden chests with prizes such as shells and items to decorate your tank with. If you find one of these the game will pause for a moment to tell you the item will move into your tank after the game is over.

Fish Species Information/Statistic Chart
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  • Here you will find the species of fish in the game along with their unlock level, cost, selling price, time to adulthood, growth phase rates, egg hatch time and mating costs.
  • Fish are listed from least expensive to most expensive.
  • Note – New fish are added to the game monthly so there may be fish missing from this chart. Click on the fish in the store to get most of this information.
  • NOTE – All Sell prices are for untrained Fish. A fully trained fish may sell for 1 to 5 coins more than the amounts listed below.

Fish Species

Unlock Level

Cost

Sell Price

Maturity Rate (Hrs)

1 Growth Phase

Mating Cost

Egg Hatch Time (Hrs)

Auriga Butterfly

0

14

16

8

2 Hrs

7

4 Hrs

Clownfish

0

16

18

6

90 Mins.

8

3

Flameback Angel

2

19

22

10

2.5 Hrs.

10

5

Lemonpeel Angel

2

27

31

10

2.5 Hrs.

14

5

Royal Gramma Basslet

3

23

27

16

4 Hrs.

12

8

Midas Blenny

4

28

32

16

4 Hrs.

14

8

Spotted Cardinal

5

30

36

18

4.5 Hrs.

15

9

Yellowtail Damselfish

6

33

39

18

4.5 Hrs.

17

9

Green Mandarin

7

35

40

19

4 Hrs 45 Mins.

18

10

Prawn Goby

8

38

44

20

5 Hrs.

19

10

Longnose Hawkfish

9

40

46

24

6 Hrs.

20

12

Jawfish

10

43

49

20

5 Hrs.

22

10

Goldfish

12

49

56

20

5 Hrs.

25

10

Betta

13

53

62

24

6 Hrs.

27

12

Carberryi

14

62

75

36

9 Hrs.

31

18

Saddleback Butterfly

16

70

81

28

7 Hrs.

35

14

Blue Tang

18

81

94

28

7 Hrs.

41

14

Pacific Red Stripe Hogfish

20

92

106

32

8 Hrs.

46

16

Big Eye Black Bar

21

99

114

32

8 Hrs.

50

16

Wrasse

23

125

142

28

7 Hrs.

63

14

Red Striped Anthias

24

139

159

36

9 Hrs.

70

18

Cubicus Boxfish

25

150

172

34

8.5 Hrs.

75

17

Queen Angelfish

26

160

183

36

9 Hrs.

80

18

Clown Trigger Fish

27

173

200

48

12 Hrs.

87

24

Moorish Idol

28

184

212

48

12 Hrs.

92

24

Porcupine Puffer

29

265
30P

303

42

10.5 Hrs.

133

21

Humu Humu

30

260

295

42

10.5 Hrs.

130

21

Lion Fish

31

280

319

48

12 Hrs.

140

24

Fox Face

33

412

466

32

8 Hrs.

206

16

Threadfin

35

655

736

32

8 Hrs.

328

16

Powder Blue Tang

37

819

917

32

8 Hrs.

410

16

Snowflake Eel

38

1153

?

32

8 Hrs.

577

16

Flame Wrasse

39

997

1114

32

8 Hrs.

499

16

Angler

40

1500

1696

72

18 Hrs.

750

36

Eagle Ray

41

1700

1919

72

18 Hrs.

850

36

*Banggai Cardinal

Email

49

56

12

3 Hrs.

25

6

*Cowfish

Fan

34

39

12

3 Hrs.

17

6

Fun Happy Aquarium Trivia

  • If you do not wish to name your fish there are default names that your fish will be given based on the gender you choose.
  • NOTE – You can scroll through these names by clicking on the gender button continuously.


Male Default Names

  • Charlie
  • Chip
  • Jaws
  • Mr. Nibbles
  • Otto
  • Lucky
  • Goliath
  • Radatad
  • Chibbols
  • Rascal
  • PeeWee
  • Fred
  • Boomer
  • DaVinci
  • Petey
  • Bob


Female Default Names

  • Female Names
  • Jojo
  • Guppy
  • Eurakagu
  • Lulu
  • Bubbles
  • Trident
  • Scales
  • Sushi
  • Sully
  • Queenie
  • Finley
  • Bitsy
  • Tetra
  • Sonic
  • Neptune
  • Calypso

Useful Happy Aquarium Links


Harold’s Tank

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  • Harold’s Tank is a Demo Tank that you can access at the bottom left of your Neighbor menu.
  • This tank features special high end and newly featured items.

Creative Aquariums

  • Here you will see screen shots of some creative Aquariums in the game.

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  • Tank Owner – Wendy B.

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  • Tank Owner – Alec

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  • Tank Owner – Vale G.

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  • Tank Owner – Gale

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  • Tank Owner – Ezequiel

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  • Tank Owner – Prince M.