General Game Information

Welcome to the FishVille walkthrough on Gamezebo. FishVille is an adventure game created by Zynga. This walkthrough includes tips and tricks, helpful hints, and a strategy guide to how to complete FishVille. This walkthrough will be updated as the game changes, so bookmark this page and come back often!

FishVille

  • FishVille is a real time simulated Aquarium game where you purchase, grow and sell fish for profit while building several aquariums with rare and expensive fish.
  • The game launched in June of 2009 and is only available to be played on Facebook.
  • You start out with 1 aquarium that holds 15 fish, 350 Coins and 5 Sand Dollars as seed money.
  • Over time if you grow and sell your fish wisely, you will be able to purchase more expensive fish and decor for your tank.
  • As you advance further you can purchase larger tanks and eventually up to a total of 8 Tanks.
  • Money and XP (Experience) are the two items you want to gain as much of as possible. XP points are necessary to level up in the game.
  • There are 2 types of currency in the game which are FishVille Coins and Sand Dollars.
  • Sand Dollars can only be purchased using a Major Credit card or Pay Pal account.
  • Sand Dollars allow you to purchase rare items in the game that you can not purchase with gold coins.
  • The game is constantly being updated and new fish are added each week.
  • There is a daily lottery and bonuses given for taking excellent care of your fish.
  • After studying the characteristics of each fish and taking into consideration the time needed to grow and feed them, you will make decisions as to which are the best fish to grow and sell for profit.
  • You must have a Facebook account to play FishVille. Facebook – http://facebook.com
  • Once you are registered at Facebook you can reach the FishVille application here – http://apps.facebook.com/FishVille/

Game Strategies/Tips and Considerations

  • You can feed your fish as many times as you wish in the game and doing so resets the hunger cycle before they are hungry again.
  • NOTE – Feeding will increase the amount of algae in your tank but this is a good thing since you earn 5 coins for each patch of algae you clean and you earn awards for cleaning algae as well.
  • Higher sale price equals longer grow times for your fish. If you can’t play the game very often it is well worth it to spend more on your fish.
  • If you have a lot of time to devote to the game and you want to level up fast you definitely want to focus your attention on the “Fast Fish” which grow to maturity within minutes.
  • Visit you Neighbors daily! You will earn 30 Coins and 13 XP for the first 10 Neighbors you visit and then 6 Coins and 2 XP per neighbor after that so it is well worth it to do your visits each day. You will be asked to help in some way and then you will clean your Neighbor’s tank for 5 coins per Algae patch. This really adds up for coins especially if you have a high number of Neighbors.
  • Most of the Fish Tanks in the game can not be unlocked unless you have a certain amount of Neighbors. If you have over 25 neighbors you will be all set when the unlocks become available to you for purchasing new or upgrading your current tanks.
  • The time before your fish will die (if you do not feed it) is double the growth rate of the fish. If a fish takes 4 hours to mature then you have 8 hours to feed it before it dies. Be sure to take note of this when purchasing fish.
  • Fish that die can now be revived for the cost of 1 Sand Dollar. This is really not cost effective unless you have some reason you want to revive the fish it is better to delete it and gain the 1 XP for doing so.
  • Tip to level up quickly – If you wish to level up fast you will have to be ready to devote time and attention. The Mini Dart Goby has the largest XP per hour earned. (As of this writing this could change in the future with the addition of new fish to the game.) The Mini Dart Goby yields 78 XP per Hour. If you are willing to feed them every 10 minutes you will have to feed your fish 6 times an hour to earn 78 XP. The more hours you can devote to this the faster you will level up.
  • As you level up in the game other fish with high yielding XP/HR can be used. Examples of fish with high Yielding hourly XP would include the Percula Clownfish (21.9 XP/HR), and Blue Green Chromis (17 XP/HR)
  • If you can only play a few days a week this is a great game for you as there are several fish that only need to be fed every few days. Check the growth rates of your fish and double this number to see how often a fish needs to be fed. For example if you have chosen a fish that takes 1 day to fully mature, that fish will need to be fed minimally before 2 days or it will die.
  • Feeding fish has no effect on it’s Growth rate. Feeding the fish will set the time back to start on when they are hungry again but not on their growth.
  • Hungry fish have a fish food thought bubble. When you see this you need to feed your fish. If it has a yellow bubble it is becoming more urgent. Red means the fish is very hungry and flashing red means the fish is very close to dying.
  • Fish need to be fed at least 2 times when at the baby stage and then at least one time per level after that. Once your fish hits adulthood it must be fed at least once per day and the growth rate formula (twice the maturity rate) no longer applies.
  • February of 2010 two new fish foods have been introduced into the game. They can only be purchased with Sand Dollar Currency and you can get 5 uses from each purchase. Food Types include – Caffeine – Which increases the speed of your fish. SuperGrow – Increases the growing rate of fish.
  • As of January 2010 Hibernators have been introduced into the game. Everyone is given a free Hibernator to try that lasts for a limited amount of time. The hibernator is good for 5 or 10 days. It freezes the fish in time so you don’t have to feed them. This can be very useful if you can’t attend to your fish for an extended period of time. You are awarded 300-500 XP if you purchase one. (Hibernators can only be purchased using sand Dollars for 20 or 25 each.) It is not very cost effective so only purchase one if you are advanced in the game and have a large financial reserve.
  • NOTE – The hibernator only works in the tank it is in. It has no effect on your other tanks and you must buy one for each tank if you want the effect on all the fish you own.
  • Always send out Notifications when a milestone has been met in the game. (Level Up, Awards) This will give your neighbors bonus money and will encourage them to do the same for you.
  • When you start the game focus your money on raising fish first. Do not purchase lots of extravagant decor. If you want decor ask your friends to gift it to you. This will help you reach your goals much faster.
  • Selling the items you are gifted is another way to earn extra coins. Use these funds to invest in fish and buy decor later in the game once you have a large financial reserve set aside.
  • Set aside time each day to visit your Neighbors. If you can make this around the same time each day you are more likely to remember. Setting alarms is a good way to remember to feed fish or do daily visits.
  • If you have a lot of time to devote to the game stick with the fast fish and you will level up very fast. “Fast Fish” are marked with a sign under their image in the store area and only take minutes to reach full maturity.

Levels

FishVille

  • There are 95 levels in the game but only the first 50 are verified and listed below.
  • This list indicates the number of XP needed and what items that level will unlock in gifts and purchases.
  • More levels may be added to this list in the future.

Level 1
Name ” No name Given”

  • XP Needed – 0
  • Items for purchase Unlocked – Beach Ball, Bark Stump, Stone Arch, Slippery Sign, Tunnel Log
  • Gifts Unlocked -Mystery Box, Java Fern, Plastic Seaweed

Level 2
Name “Friend to the Fishes”

  • XP Needed -140
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Red Spot Cardinal, Treasure Chest, Surf Board, Hammer Coral, Red Algae Plant.
  • Gifts Unlocked – None

Level 3
Name “Fish Schoolmaster”

  • XP Needed -480
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Tree Stump, Lighthouse.
  • Gifts Unlocked – Anarchis, Purple Fan.

Level 4
Name “Aquarium Ally”

  • XP Needed -1070
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Swissguard Basslet, Tank (30 Fish Capacity)
  • Gifts Unlocked – Mossy Rock

Level 5
Name “Goldfish Gazer”

  • XP Needed -1960
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Acongenesis Kopie, Rusty Anchor
  • Gifts Unlocked – Acongenesis Kopie

Level 6
Name “Undersea Decorator”

  • XP Needed -3250
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Sardine,
  • Gifts Unlocked – Driftwood

Level 7
Name “Fishographer”

  • XP Needed -6040
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Rubber Ducky
  • Gifts Unlocked -Red Grape Algae

Level 8
Name “Fish Guru”

  • XP Needed -7430
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Percula Clown Fish, Pirate Skull.
  • Gifts Unlocked – Maxima Clam


Level 9
Name “Pearl Farmer”

  • XP Needed -10,570
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Blue Green Chromis, Beach Umbrella.
  • Gifts Unlocked – Maidens Hair

Level 10
Name “Big Fish in a Small Pond”

  • XP Needed -14,610
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -2ND Tank with 8 Neighbor Minimum, Increase first tank to 50 fish limit. Sea Mine. Royal Dottyback.
  • Gifts Unlocked – None

Level 11
Name “Eel Expert”

  • XP Needed -19,700
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Mermaid Fan, Grecian Jar.
  • Gifts Unlocked – Sea Snail

Level 12
Name “Piranha Hunter”

  • XP Needed -25,990
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Blue Damsel, Rocky Ledge.
  • Gifts Unlocked – None

Level 13
Name “Lobster Wrangler”

  • XP Needed -33,630
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -2ND Tank with 30 Fish Maximum Capacity, Frog skin Acropora, Aztec Mask.
  • Gifts Unlocked – None


Level 14
Name “Keeper of the Clams”

  • XP Needed -42,770
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Inland Silverside, Toy Driver.
  • Gifts Unlocked – Starfish

Level 15
Name “Tank Surfer”

  • XP Needed -53,560
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Red Gracillaria,
  • Gifts Unlocked – None

Level 16
Name “Dogfish Trainer”

  • XP Needed -66,150
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Pajama Cardinal, Dead Tree.
  • Gifts Unlocked – None


Level 17
Name “Catfish Herder”

  • XP Needed -80,690
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Diver Helmet.
  • Gifts Unlocked – Shrimp, Cardamine.

Level 18
Name “Lionfish Tamer”

  • XP Needed -97,330
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Longnose Hawkfish, Toxic Waste.
  • Gifts Unlocked -None


Level 19
Name “Mad Fish Scientist”

  • XP Needed -116,220
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -2ND Tank with 50 Fish Maximum Capacity, Beach Blanket.
  • Gifts Unlocked -Ogo Algae


Level 20
Name “Fishmeister”

  • XP Needed -137,510
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Shinto Arch, 3rd Tank with Minimum 10 Neighbors.
  • Gifts Unlocked – Hermit Crab


Level 21
Name “Octopi Hugger”

  • XP Needed -161,350
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Annularis Angelfish, Chili Coral, Rock Archway. Flame Angelfish.
  • Gifts Unlocked -None

Level 22
Name “Coral Cultivator”

  • XP Needed -187,890
  • Items for purchase Unlocked – Chinese Bridge, 3rd Tank medium size with 30 Fish Maximum Capacity.
  • Gifts Unlocked – None

Level 23
Name “Jellyfish Choreographer”

  • XP Needed -217,280
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Pot of Gold.
  • Gifts Unlocked -Halimeda Plant

Level 24
Name “Tankologist”

  • XP Needed -249,670
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Blue Spot Grouper.
  • Gifts Unlocked -None


Level 25
Name “Tankerator”

  • XP Needed -285,210
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Egyptian Jar.
  • Gifts Unlocked – Stylophora

Level 26
Name “Star among Starfish”

  • XP Needed -324,050
  • Items for purchase Unlocked – Moai Head
  • Gifts Unlocked – None


Level 27
Name “Grouper fish Groupie”

  • XP Needed -366,340
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Cow Skull
  • Gifts Unlocked – Shaving Brush Plant


Level 28
Name “Friend of the Ocean”

  • XP Needed -412,300
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -3rd Tank – 50 Fish Maximum Capacity.
  • Gifts Unlocked -Broken Column

Level 29
Name “Carp Keeper”

  • XP Needed -461,870
  • Items for purchase Unlocked – Wizard’s Tower
  • Gifts Unlocked -Pink Coral

Level 30
Name “Lord of the Lagoon”

  • XP Needed -515,410
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Blue Hippo Tang, 4th Tank available for Purchase with Minimum of 14 Neighbors, Zen Statue.
  • Gifts Unlocked -None

Level 31
Name “Sealife Soulmate”

  • XP Needed -573,000
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Stone Cafe, 4th Tank with 30 Fish Maximum Capacity.
  • Gifts Unlocked – Cambomba

Level 32
Name “Super Tanker”

  • XP Needed -634,790
  • Items for purchase Unlocked – Yellow Submarine
  • Gifts Unlocked – None

Level 33
Name “Sushi Savior”

  • XP Needed -700,930
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Bartlett Anthias, Galaxia Coral, Aztec statue.
  • Gifts Unlocked – None.

Level 34
Name “Sea Horse Wrangler”

  • XP Needed -771,570
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Tank 5, 50 Fish maximum Capacity.
  • Gifts Unlocked – None


Level 35
Name “Sea Horse Whisperer”

  • XP Needed -846,860
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Oregon Tortuosa, Corinthian Column.
  • Gifts Unlocked – None

Level 36
Name “Sea Slug Racer”

  • XP Needed -926,950
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Pirate Cannon
  • Gifts Unlocked -None

Level 37
Name “Commander of the Tank

  • XP Needed -1,011,990
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Hobbit Hole
  • Gifts Unlocked -Green Brain Coral


Level 38
Name “Sea Monster Breeder”

  • XP Needed -1,102,130
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Pirate Shipwreck
  • Gifts Unlocked -None

Level 39
Name “Whale Wrestler”

  • XP Needed -1,197,520
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Pink Birdnest Coral, Princess Castle (aka Fantasy Castle)
  • Gifts Unlocked -None

Level 40
Name “Lunker Lander”

  • XP Needed -1,298,310
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -5th Tank available for Purchase with minimum 17 Neighbors, Egyptian Pyramid.
  • Gifts Unlocked -None

Level 41
Name “Crabkeeper”

  • XP Needed -1,404,650
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Volcano
  • Gifts Unlocked -Bubble Coral

Level 42
Name “Krillseeker”

  • XP Needed -1,516,690
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Aztec Pyramid, Bluedot Jawfish
  • Gifts Unlocked -None


Level 43
Name “Sultan of Squid”

  • XP Needed -1,634,580
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Sun Polyp, Ruined Castle. Tank 6 Available for Purchase.
  • Gifts Unlocked -None

Level 44
Name “Aquarium God”

  • XP Needed -1,758,470
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -None
  • Gifts Unlocked -None

Level 45
Name “Anemone Avenger”

  • XP Needed -1,888,510
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Longhorn Cowfish
  • Gifts Unlocked -Mushroom Polyp


Level 46
Name “Fishosaurus Rex”

  • XP Needed -2,024,850
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -None
  • Gifts Unlocked -None

Level 47
Name “Loch Ness Wrangler”

  • XP Needed -2,167,640
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -None
  • Gifts Unlocked – Organ Pipe Coral

Level 48
Name “Kraken Catcher”

  • XP Needed -2,317,030
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Blue Line Trigger Fish.
  • Gifts Unlocked -None


Level 49
Name “King of the Sea”

  • XP Needed -2,473,170
  • Items for purchase Unlocked -Yellow Sponge.
  • Gifts Unlocked -None

Level 50
Name “Neptune”

  • XP Needed -2,636,210
  • Items for purchase Unlocked – 5th Tank available with Minimum of 20 Neighbors
  • Gifts Unlocked -None

Types of Fish for Purchase and Resale

FishVille

  • NOTE – As each fish grows you will see either “Baby Fish,” “Junior Fish” or “Adult Fish” when you place your mouse over the fish. There are 3 phases of a Junior Fish and 1 Adult Phase which is phase 4. Even though you will see numbers 1-10 a fish can be sold at Junior level 1, Junior level 2, Junior Level 3, and Adult 4.
  • Fish can only be sold from Junior 1 to Adult 4 growth phases.
  • Each level is double the selling price from the previous level.
  • For Example – Shy Hamlet
  • Selling Price Junior Fish 1 – 89 Coins and 60 XP
  • Selling Price Junior Fish 2 – 178 Coins and 120 XP
  • Selling Price Junior Fish 3 – 267 Coins and 180 XP
  • Selling Price Adult Fish 4 – 356 Coins and 240 XP
  • This chart lists the Junior Fish 1 Selling Price and the Adult 4.
  • To figure out Junior 2 selling price double Junior 1.
  • To figure out Junior 3 selling price double Junior 2.
  • To figure out Adult selling price take Junior 1 values and and multiply times 4.

Level

Type of Fish

Purchase Cost

XP Earned with Purchase

Junior Fish
Growth Time
(Minutes)

Junior Fish
Selling Price

Junior Fish
XP Earned When Sold

Adult Fish
Growth Time
(In Minutes)

Adult Fish
Selling Price

Adult Fish
XP Earned
When Sold

Feed Time Before Death

0

Moorish Idol

1 Sand Dollar

47 XP

1,080
(18 Hrs)

346 Coins

423

4320
(3 Days)

1,384 Coins

1,692 XP

1 Day
12 Hours

0

**Blue Mandarin

75 Coins

30 XP

1,200
(20 Hrs.)

200 Coins

100 XP

4,795
(3 and 1/3 Days)

800 Coins

400 XP

1 Day
16 Hours

0

Clown Triggerfish

1 Sand Dollar

23 XP

180
(3 Hours)

143 Coins

92 XP

720
(6 Hours)

572 Coins

368 XP

6 Hours

0

Parrotfish

2 Sand Dollars

88 XP

1,440
(1 Day)

662 Coins

792 XP

5,760
(4 Days)

2,648 Coins

3,168 XP

2 Days

0

Orbiculate Batfish

2 Sand Dollars

66 XP

360
(6 Hours)

347 Coins

254 XP

1,440
(1 Day)

1,388 Coins

1,056 XP

12 Hours

0

Purple Firefish

3 Sand Dollars

181 XP

2,880
(2 Days)

1,459 Coins

1,629 XP

11,520
(8 Days)

5,836 Coins

6,516 XP

4 Days

0

Blackfoot Lionfish

2 Sand Dollars

79 XP

1,080
(18 Hours)

518 Coins

711 XP

4,320
(3 Days)

2,072 Coins

2,844 XP

1 Day
12 Hours

0

Cardinal

2 Sand Dollars

124 XP

2,880
(2 Days)

1,094
Coins

1,116 XP

11,520
(8 Days)

4,376 Coins

4,464 XP

4 Days

0

Flame Hawkfish

2 Sand Dollars

91 XP

1,440
(1 Day)

662 Coins

819 XP

5,760
(4 Days)

2,648 Coins

3,276 XP

2 Days

0

Black Cap Basslet

3 Sand Dollars

143 XP

4,320
(3 Days)

1,728 Coins

1,287 XP

17,280
(12 Day)

6,912 Coins

5,148 XP

6 Days

0

Blackside Razorfish

1 Sand Dollar

66 XP

960
(16 Hours)

311 Coins

396 XP

3,840
(2 Day, 16 Hours)

1,244 Coins

1,584 XP

32 Hours

1
*Fast Fish

Mini Dart Goby

7 Coins

2 XP

5 Mins

18 Coins

6 XP

20 Mins.

72 Coins

24 XP

10 Min

1

Shy Hamlet

35 Coins

15 XP

240
(4 Hours)

89 Coins

60 XP

960
(16 Hrs.)

356 Coins

240 XP

8 Hours

1

Hawaiian Hogfish

48 Coins

17 XP

720
(12 Hours)

120 Coins

153 XP

2,880
(2 Days)

480 Coins

612 XP

24 Hours

1

Scooter Blenny

88 Coins

29 XP

1,440
(1 Day)

221 Coins

261 XP

5,760
(4 Days)

884 Coins

1,044 XP

2 Days

2
*Fast Fish

Red Spot Cardinal

15 Coins

4 XP

15 Mins

38 Coins

12 XP

60 Mins
(1 Hour)

152 Coins

48 XP

30 Mins

7

Longnose Butterfly

99 Coins

35 XP

1,800
(1 day, 6 Hours)

264 Coins

315 XP

7,200
(5 Days)

1,056 Coins

1,260 XP

2 Days
12 Hours

8

Percula Clownfish

49 Coins

26 XP

480
(8 Hours)

129 Coins

108 XP

1,440
(1 Day)

516 Coins

416 XP

16 Hours

8
* Fast Fish

Sardine

4 Coins

1 XP

3 Mins

12 Coins

3 XP

12 Mins

48 Coins

12 XP

6 Mins.

12

Jewel Damsel

1 Sand Dollar

43 XP

960
(16 Hours)

311 Coins

387 XP

3,840
(2 Days, 16 Hours)

1,244 Coins

1,548 XP

1 Day
8 Hours

9

Blue Green Chromis

26 Coins

12 XP

180
(3 Hours)

72 Coins

48 XP

720
(12 Hour)

288 Coins

192 XP

6 Hours

10

Royal Dottyback

57 Coins

22 XP

960
(16 Hours)

156 Coins

198 XP

3,840
(2 Days, 16 Hours)

624 Coins

792 XP

1 Day
8 Hours

11

Swissguard Basslet

10 Coins

4 XP

60
(1 Hour)

30 Coins

16 XP

240
(4 Hours)

120 Coins

64 XP

2 Hours

12

Blue Damsel

107 Coins

39 XP

2,160
(3 Days)

302 Coins

351 XP

8,640
(12 Day)

1,208 Coins

1,404 XP

6 Days

14 *Fast Fish

Inland Silverside

9 Coins

4 XP

30 Mins.

25 Coins

12 XP

120
(2 Hours)

100 Coins

48 XP

1 Hour

16

Pajama Cardinal

17 Coins

8 XP

120
(2 Hours)

51 Coins

32 XP

480
(8 Hours)

204 Coins

128 XP

4 Hours

18

Longnose Hawkfish

38 Coins

22 XP

360
(6 Hours)

116 Coins

88 XP

1,440
(1 Day)

464 Coins

352 XP

12 Hours

21

Flame Angelfish

42 Coins

16 XP

600
(10 Hours)

131 Coins

144 XP

2,400
(1 Day, 16 Hours)

524 Coins

576 XP

20 Hours

24

Blue Spot Grouper

112 Coins

45 XP

2,880
(2 Days)

365 Coins

405 XP

11,520
(8 Days)

1,460 Coins

1,620 XP

4 Days

30

Blue Hippo Tang

49 Coins

26 XP

1,080
(18 Hours)

173 Coins

234 XP

4,320

682 Coins

936 XP

1 Day
12 Hours

33

Bartlett Anthias

8 Coins

4 XP

45 Mins

29 Coins

16 XP

180
(3 Hours)

116 Coins

64 XP

90 Mins

36
*Fast Fish

Klunzinger Wrasse

9 Coins

5 XP

30 Mins

35 Coins

15 XP

120
(2 Hours)

140 Coins

60 XP

60 Mins

39

Golden Puffer

106 Coins

42 XP

4,320
(3 Days)

435 Coins

378 XP

17,280
(12 Day)

1,728 Coins

1,512 XP

6 Days

42

Bluedot Jawfish

49 Coins

13 XP

180
(3 Hours)

221 Coins

52 XP

720
(12 Hour)

884 Coins

208 XP

6 Hours

45

Longhorn Cowfish

106 Coins

35 XP

1,440
(1 Day)

221 Coins

315 XP

5,760
(4 Days)

884 Coins

1,260 XP

2 Days

48

Blue Line Trigger

22 Coins

21 XP

300
(5 Hour)

104 Coins

84 XP

1,200
(20 Hour)

416 Coins

336 XP

10 Hours

53

Catfish

48 Coins

4 XP

10 Mins.

92 Coins

12 XP

40 Mins.

368 Coins

48 XP

20 Mins

NOTE – ** Blue Mandarin is a “Fan Fish” this means it can only be purchased by those that are fans of FishVille at Facebook.

Fish attained by Gift Only

Annularis Angelfish

  • Unlocks Level – 15
  • Growth Rate – 1 Day
  • Junior 1 Sell Price – 100 Coins, 50 XP
  • Junior 2 Sell price – 200 Coins, 100 XP
  • Junior 3 Sell Price – 300 Coins, 150 XP
  • Adult 4 Sell Price – 400 Coins, 200 XP
  • Feed Time before Death – 2 Days


Pufferfish

  • Unlocks Level – ?
  • Growth Rate – 1 Day
  • Junior 1 Sell Price – 50 Coins, 30 XP
  • Junior 2 Sell Price – 100 Coins, 60 XP
  • Junior 3 Sell Price – 150 Coins, 90 XP
  • Adult 4 Sell Price – 200 Coins, 120 XP
  • Feed Time before Death – 2 Days

Red Snapper

  • Unlocks Level 18
  • Growth Rate – 1 Day
  • Junior 1 Sell Price -300 Coins, 200 XP
  • Junior 2 Sell Price -600 Coins, 400 XP
  • Junior 3 Sell Price -900 Coins, 600 XP
  • Adult 4 Sell Price -1,200 Coins, 800 XP
  • Feed Time before death – 2 Days

Starting your Aquarium

FishVille

FishVille

  • When you first start your game you will be asked to choose your tank decor and will be taken on a brief tutorial as to how to maneuver around your tank, purchase fish, feed them and sell them back to the store.
  • You will start with 350 Coins and 5 Sand Dollars. After the tutorial you will have close to 500 coins to work with.
  • Depending on the amount of time you have to spend you may want to purchase the Mini Dart Goby and sell back several cycles to increase your coins and XP fast.
  • Once you are getting close to leaving the game purchase a fish that takes a full day to mature so when you return the fish will still be alive and you can continue.
  • This is a good time to invite you friends to be your Neighbors in the game. (See inviting friends)

Game Elements – Navigating the Game Screen

FishVille

  • A. Sound/Screen Menu –This area is where your controls are for toggling music and game sound effects on and off, full screen mode, and taking images with Camera. (See taking images with Camera below.)
  • B. Currency – This area indicates how many coins and Sand Dollars you currently have.
  • C. XP and Level Score – Here you will see how many XP you have and the star shows your current level. NOTE – If you mouse over the area it will tell you how many points until you reach the next game level.
  • D. Name –Here you will see the Tank Owner’s Name and which tank you are in. You can have up to 8 tanks in the game. This feature is very useful when you are visiting Neighbors.
  • E. Neighbor Menu – Here you will see a list of your FishVille Neighbors listed in order of score from right to left. Click on the arrows at each end to scroll through them. (See Visiting Neighbors Below)
  • F. Game Navigation Menu – Here you find the menu for most of you activity.
  • Listed from left to right and top to bottom:
  • 1. Pointing Tool/Multi Tool – Use this when you want to mouse over fish for information.
  • 2. Fish Food – This is the food you use to feed your fish. (See feeding fish below.)
  • 3. Fish Net – Use this to dispose of dead fish or to revive them.
  • 4. Awards Menu – Here you will access the awards menu and can see what you have earned so far. (See Awards Below)
  • 5. Store – This is the store where you purchase fish, decor items, and upgrades for your tanks. (See Store/Purchasing Items Below)
  • 6. Gifts – Here you can access a menu holding all the gifts you have not put into use yet. (See Receiving Gifts below.)

FishVille Currency

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Coins

  • You start the game with 350 Coins and coins are the primary currency in the game.
  • You can see how many coins you have at the upper left corner of the game screen.
  • There are awards for spending coins and for saving coins.
  • Use coins to make purchases from the store.
  • Note that some items are sold for coins or sand dollars. Make sure you are spending the correct currency.
  • You can purchase extra coins using a major credit card or your Pay Pal account.
  • Coins can be earned by visiting neighbors, selling fish, cleaning algae from tanks, selling items back to the store.


Sand Dollars

  • Sand dollars are special currency in the game that can be purchased via major credit card or Pay pal account.
  • When you start the game you are given 5 Sand Dollars and will receive 1 Sand Dollar each time you level up in the game.
  • TIP -Some items in the game can only be purchased with Sand Dollars and others are available for Sand Dollars OR coins. Be sure before you make a purchase using sand dollars that it is not also offered as a coin purchase.
  • TIP – If you wish to use your own currency to purchase extra Sand Dollars it is best to do so with a Major Credit Card or Pay Pal Account. You will see many sites that offer you Free Sand Dollars for signing up people for various Facebook accounts. These offers are almost always scams and should be avoided. Do not purchase sand dollars unless you initiated the purchase.
  • Sand Dollars can be earned at each level you progress and they are sometimes used as rewards with the Diamond level awards.

How to Purchase extra game Currency
FishVille

FishVille

  • To purchase extra coins and/or Sand Dollars click on “add more coins here” at the upper left corner of the game screen or at the top of the Facebook screen click on “add coins”
  • You will be taken to a different screen where you can choose how many coins you want to purchase and continue the transaction in a secure manner.
  • Once you have purchased the currency you will be taken back to the game and the new totals should be reflected at the top of the screen. If not you will need to contact Zynga games immediately for assistance.


XP (Experience Points
)
FishVille

  • XP points are earned for various tasks and your number of XP determines your level in the game.
  • XP can be earned by buying fish, selling fish, cleaning up dead fish, cleaning outside of your tank, Helping your Neighbors and buying decor items from the Store.

Growing and Monitoring your Fish

Purchasing Fish Eggs
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FishVille

  • Once you have decided which fish you are going to purchase click on the “Store” icon at the bottom right of the game screen menu.
  • This causes the cursor to change and each time you click on the inside of the tank you are purchasing 1 Fish egg.
  • A prompt will appear asking you if you want to name your fish. If you want to name your fish type it in at this point and then hit accept. If you do not wish to name your fish just ignore the prompt.
  • After a few short seconds your egg will hatch. Baby fish want to eat immediately and must be feed as soon as possible.

Feeding your Fish
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  • All fish must be fed no matter how old they are.
  • In the game you are dealing with the growth cycle of a fish and its hunger cycle.
  • A fish’s hunger cycle is twice its growth cycle. For example if a fish takes 1 hour to grow to maturity then it must be fed every 2 hours.
  • It is important to know how often you will have to feed your fish or they will die. Be sure to take their hunger cycle into consideration when you choose the fish you wish to grow and sell.
  • NOTE – You can feed fish even when they are not hungry and reset the hunger cycle.
  • How to feed:
  • 1. When fish are hungry you will see a thought bubble with a bottle of fish food right next to the fish.
  • Yellow – The bubble will be yellow when a fish reaches 75% of its hunger cycle.
  • Red – The bubble will be red when a fish has approximately 20% life left.
  • Flashing Red – This is the critical end of the hunger phase and the fish will die shortly if not fed.
  • 2. Click on the bottle of fish food in the lower right hand corner menu.
  • 3. Click anywhere in the tank and you will see the food shake out into the tank and the fish will notice and will flock to you.
  • 4. When a fish has eaten the food bottle icon will disappear and you will see a green happy face icon instead.
  • NOTE – When you see the yellow, red, or flashing red hunger icon next to a fish note that they stop growing whenever they are starving.

Special Fish Foods
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FishVille

  • February 2010 2 new fish foods were added to the store.
  • Caffeine – Cost 1 Sand Dollar – This is good for 5 uses only and will increase the speed of any fish that consumes it.
  • Supergrow – Cost – 1 Sand Dollar – This is good for 5 uses only and will increase the growth rate of any fish that consumes it.
  • You can find these new foods by clicking on the Fish Food icon and a menu will appear.
  • Click on the food you wish to purchase and a screen will open up for you.

Monitoring your Fish
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  • To monitor your Fish’s progress place your mouse over the fish and you will see a meter telling you what growth phase your fish is in and how many coins and XP you will earn if you sell fish at this time.
  • In the lower right hand side of your tank there is an aquarium icon that shows you all of your tanks. Mousing over the tanks will tell you how many fish are in a particular tank and the tank will be outlined in red if it is in distress and will show an algae spot if it is dirty and needs to be cleaned.

Growth Cycle of Fish

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FishVille

  • Each fish has a different cost, maturity rate and growth rate but all fish have a few features in common.
  • 1. Baby fish – Immediately after the egg hatches you have a baby fish which can not be sold but can be fed.
  • 2. Junior fish – When your fish reaches this status it can be sold. There are 3 Junior Phases and 1 Adult phase. If you wait until your fish is an adult you will earn 4 times the amount of what you would get if you sell it at Junior 1 phase.
  • Fish will become visibly larger as they grow in age.
  • Example – Fish – Inland Silverside – 30 Minutes Growth time til Maturity – 2 Hours to adulthood. 1 hour feed time before Death.
  • Junior Fish 1 – 25 Coins 12 XP
  • Junior Fish 2 – 50 Coins 24 XP
  • Junior Fish 3 –75 Coins 36 XP
  • Adult Fish 4 –100 Coins 48 XP
  • NOTE – Once a fish becomes an adult it immediately from that point on has a 1 day growth cycle which means its hunger cycle is 2 days.
  • NOTE – Level 4 is the highest growth stage but the meter above the fish will keep showing numbers up to 10 in the star at the upper right hand corner. Just remember that anything 4 or above is an adult fish and can be sold for maximum profit and XP.

Dead Fish

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  • If you do not feed your fish within the required time the fish will die.
  • Dead fish float at the top of the tank and must be dealt with.
  • You have the option of either reviving your fish or deleting them.
  • If you choose to revive a fish it will cost 1 sand dollar each.
  • Click on the fish net icon at the lower right menu of your game screen.
  • Now the Fish net will stick to your cursor.
  • Click on a dead fish and a pop up message will ask you if you want to revive or delete.
  • Each time you delete a fish you will earn 1 XP.
  • If you revive a fish it will revive to its last growth cycle reached before it died.

Reviving Fish
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  • If you choose to revive a fish it will cost you 1 Sand Dollar per Fish.
  • Fish that are revived will revive at the last growth cycle they reached before they died.
  • There appears to be no limit on the number of fish you can pay to revive.

Selling Fish

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  • To sell a fish you simply click on the pointing tool and click on the fish you wish to sell.
  • NOTE – Be sure to note the age of your fish before you sell to make sure you are not selling too early.
  • Remember that fish can be sold at the end of their first growth cycle which is Junior Fish 1. They continue to grow until they reach Adult 4 and they are worth 4 times more than Junior Fish 1.

Purchasing Decor Items/Placing items in your Tank

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  • Decorative items available for purchase include plants, decorations, environments and tanks. Many of these items are animated and add a fun touch to your aquariums.
  • When you are ready to purchase decor items to place in your tank click on the “store” and choose among the many items available for purchase.
  • Some items are only available when you reach certain levels and will say “Locked” if it is too early to purchase that item.
  • Click on “Buy” and the item will stick to your cursor. (with the exception of tanks and backgrounds which just appear) Go back to the tank and click on the item where you would like to place it.
  • NOTE – There is a second menu that opens up when you place items in the tank. This menu will let you rotate the item, increase or decrease its size or sell it back to the store for a lesser amount than what you paid for it.
  • Items gifted to you will be in the gift area and can be placed in the tank the same way. Instead of clicking on “buy” you click on “use” and proceed in the same manner.

Selling back items you no longer wish to use

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  • Selling back items is pretty simple. When you click on an item that is in your tank it will highlight and a menu will open at the lower right side of the game screen. Here you have the option to sell that item.
  • Click on “Sell” and the coins will be immediately credited to your grand totals.

Fish,Tank, and Misc. Limits

  • You first small tank holds 15 Fish until you upgrade to medium which holds 25 fish, and then large which holds 40.
  • You can only invite 25 people to be your Neighbor per day.
  • You can have a maximum of 500 Neighbors.
  • You can only send a gift to 25 Friends per day.
  • You can only give your fish love once per day.
  • Your fish must meet the minimum level of Junior Fish 1 before it can be sold.
  • You can feed your fish as many times a day as you wish without cost or fear of killing your fish.

Hibernator

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FishVille

  • As of January 2010 Hibernators have been introduced into the game. Everyone is given a free Hibernator to try that lasts for a limited amount of time and can be found in the gifts area.
  • The hibernator works for 5 or 10 days.
  • It freezes the fish in time so you don’t have to feed them or worry about the growth rate. This time can be toggled on and off and only runs out over the actual time you use the device. If you have 10 hours left on it you can hold on to it until you need to use it.
  • This can be very useful if you can’t attend to your fish for an extended period of time.
  • If you decide you don’t want to use the hibernator gifted to you it can be sold back to the store for profit.
  • You are awarded 300-500 XP if you purchase one.
  • Hibernators can only be purchased using sand Dollars for20 or 25 each.
  • It is not very cost effective so only purchase one if you are advanced in the game and have a large financial reserve.
  • NOTE – The hibernator only works in the tank it is in. It has no effect on your other tanks and you must buy one for each tank if you want the effect on all the fish you own.

FishVille Neighbors

Invite Friends to play FishVille
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FishVille

  • Neighbors are very important as visiting them daily will earn you extra coins and XP which can help you level up faster and increase your overall profits.
  • To invite friends click on any invite prompts that come up in the game or click on “Add Friend” in the Neighbor Menu area. You will be brought outside the game to a screen where you can choose everyone you wish to invite and send an invitation to everyone at once.
  • You friend will receive a notification asking them if they wish to join and if they accept they will automatically be your neighbor and show up in your menu next time you load the game.
  • You must approve each person individually to to be your Neighbor.


Visiting Neighbors
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FishVille

  • Visiting Neighbors is an important part of building up your funds and there are certain things that are dependent upon how many Neighbors you have such as tank upgrades. You must have a certain number of Neighbors before you are allowed to upgrade your tank size.
  • To visit your neighbor place your mouse over their icon at the bottom of the screen. You will be given the options to “Visit” or to “Send Gift”
  • Click on Visit and you will be directed to their first tank.
  • You will immediately be asked to help with a problem such as cooling a tank, heating a tank, or changing the PH of a tank.
  • Click “Accept” to help your Neighbor and the problem will be fixed upon which you will earn 30 coins and 13XP for the first 10 friends you help and then 6 Coins and 2 XP for each friend after 10.
  • Each tank you visit will need to have Algae cleaned off of it. Some will have more than others. Click on the Algae patches individually and you will earn 5 coins for each one. (This really adds up and applies toward Awards in the game.)
  • Many of your Neighbors will have more than 1 tank. You can visit each one by clicking on the tank in the lower right side which will show you all of their unlocked tanks. Click on the tank you wish to visit. Mousing over the tanks will tell you how many fish are inside. Each of these tanks will need to be cleaned too.
  • You can visit another neighbor by clicking on their icon and “Visit” you do not have to go home between visits.
  • To return back to your tank click on the house icon in the lower right menu.

Giving your friends a “Thumbs Up”
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FishVille

  • You can give your friends a thumbs up if you like their tank.
  • Click on the gold thumbs up symbol at the bottom left of the tank.
  • This will send a notification to your Neighbor that will be seen on your Facebook Profile and the News Feed.

FishVille Bonuses

Daily Bonus
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  • Once a day a bonus of coins is given to each player of FishVille.
  • There is a daily bonus icon in the middle left side of the screen when it becomes available.
  • Simply click on it and it will tell you how much you have been awarded.
  • NOTE – The more Neighbors you have the higher the amount of your daily bonus.

Giving Fish Love
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FishVille

  • Each day you can give your fish love by clicking on the hearts at the lower left corner of you screen.
  • Based on the number of fish in your tank you will earn varying amounts of coins.
  • Always try to keep a few fish in your tanks so you don’t lose your bonus.

FishVille Gifts

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  • You are allowed to send your Neighbors 1 free gift per day and you can receive an unlimited amount of gifts from your Neighbors.
  • Gifting is a very important part of the game as these gifts can be used in your tank or sold back for coins.
  • If someone sends you a gift be sure to return the favor.
  • Use notifications as much as possible and encourage your Neighbors to do the same so everyone benefits.

Sending Gifts
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FishVille

FishVille

  • There are several ways to send a free gift to your Friends.
  • You can send a gift to an individual by going to you Neighbors Menu area and under Visit you will see the word “Gift” Click here and you can choose a gift to send just to that person.
  • If you want to send one item out to several friends click on “free Gift” at the top of your game screen. You may also see a gift box on the screen encouraging you to send free gifts.
  • You can only send to 24 friends at a time. (This number may increase over time.)
  • Once you are in the gift screen choose the item you wish to send. Depending on your level some gifts may be locked. If they are locked you will have to wait until you reach the indicated level and choose other items until that time.
  • Once you have chosen your gift you will be asked to choose the names of the people you wish to send to.
  • Choose from 1 to 24 people and hit “Proceed to Send”
  • A message will appear for you to verify. Hit Send and you have sent your gift to everyone at once.
  • You will have to wait 24 hours before you can do this again.

Receiving Gifts
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FishVille

  • When someone sends you a gift you will receive a message via Facebook.
  • Click on “Accept” and you will be taken to a screen that describes the gift and tells you who it is from.
  • If you have more than one gift to accept click on yes and you can continue to accept gifts.
  • Once you are finished all gifts will be waiting for you when you open the game again.

Using Gifts
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FishVille

  • To use the gift click on the gift icon in the lower right hand corner.
  • A menu will open showing you all the gifts you have accepted.
  • You have the option to “Use” or “Sell” the item.
  • If you choose to sell it, simply click on “Sell” and the coins will credit to your account.
  • If you wish to use the item in your tank click on “use” and it will stick to your cursor until you place it.
  • Once it is placed click on the item and it will lock into place.

Changing the size and positions of items in your tank

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FishVille

  • Once you have and item placed in the tank you have the option of rotating its position, or changing the size of the object.
  • As soon as the item is placed another menu will open at the lower right hand side of the screen.
  • Click on the item until it highlights bright yellow.
  • Increase size – To increase the size click on the “+” sign several times until your item is the desired size.
  • Decrease size – To decrease the size of an item click on the “-” sign several times until your item is the desired size.
  • If you wish to rotate your item click on the button with the arrows going in both directions.
  • You can change the size or rotate an item any time you want by clicking on the item. Once it is highlighted you have control of that item.
  • You can also sell an item from this menu or move an item.

Notifications

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FishVille

FishVille

  • Whenever anything happens in the game which rewards you such as leveling up or winning an award can be shared with you Neighbors via the News Feed with Notifications.
  • After a major event you will be asked if you want to share the information with your friends.
  • If you state you want to share the information a notification will be placed which has a link when clicked on by your friends gives them a coin bonus or prize.
  • If your friends decide to share then you can earn coins by clicking on the notifications they have placed in the feed.
  • TIP – It is always in your best interest to scan the news feeds several times a day for FishVille Notifications. You can obtain quite a bit of money for no work this way and sometimes free prizes.

Cleaning Algae from Aquariums

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  • To clean algae from you and your neighbor’s tanks simply click on each spot and it will clean away with a sponge.
  • The first 5 Algae spots you clean from your own tank each day will award you 5 Coins and 1 XP per Algae spot. Any others for the rest of the day will be 5 coins each.
  • You will earn 5 coins and 0 XP each time you clean your Neighbor’s tanks.
  • NOTE – The more often you feed your fish, the more Algae that will develop on the tank.

Expanding your Aquarium/Adding Tanks

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FishVille

  • As you progress in the game you will earn the chance to purchase upgrades and additional tanks.
  • Your first tank allows a maximum of 15 fish.
  • Small Tank – 15 Fish
  • Medium Tank – 25 Fish
  • Large Tank – 40 Fish
  • Most people choose to upgrade the first tank to hold 40 fish then buy a second tank and work on upgrading it to a large tank and work this way until you have 8 large tanks for maximum fish.
  • It costs 16,000 Coins or 20 Sand Dollars to Upgrade a Tank.
  • NOTE – Make sure you have a large financial reserve before you upgrade your tank. Leave enough money to buy at least half a tank of fish.

Taking Pictures with your Camera

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FishVille

FishVille

  • To take pictures of your beautiful Aquariums click on the camera icon at the upper left hand menu.
  • A picture will be taken of your entire aquarium right away.
  • There is no zoom in/out feature or ability to take close up pictures of 1 fish at this time.
  • When the image comes up a little message pops up with a demo picture and gives you the option to add text for a caption.
  • Enter the text in and hit submit when finished.
  • The images will be shown on your Facebook Profile and will be stored in your Facebook Photo Album where you can edit, delete, rearrange if needed.
  • NOTE – You can not take pictures in full screen mode at this time.

Awards

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FishVille

  • There are currently ten awards available in the game each with 5 categories which are Bronze, Silver,Gold, Platinum and Diamond.
  • Below each award is listed along with what needs to be done in order to earn that award in each category.
  • There are varying amounts of coins and XP awarded when you complete an award.
  • Some of the Top Diamond Awards will give you a sand dollar for completion.
  • Share the news with your Neighbor when you complete and award and they will be given a financial bonus.
  • Please note that more awards could be added in the future.

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Award Name – “Liquid Assets”
Action to Earn Award – Earned by Saving your Coins.

  • Bronze -8,000 Coins Saved
  • Silver -56,000 Coins Saved
  • Gold -418,000 Coins Saved
  • Platinum -1,190,000 Coins Saved
  • Diamond -5,740,000 Coins Saved

Award Name – “Spendville”
Action to Earn Award -Award earned by spending money in the store.

  • Bronze – Spend 15,000
  • Silver – Spend 112,000
  • Gold – Spend 836,000
  • Platinum -? Unable to Verify
  • Diamond -Spend – 11,482,000

Award Name – “FishVille Farmer”
Action to Earn Award – Earn awards by selling your fish.

  • Bronze – 365 Fish Sold
  • Silver -3,000 Fish Sold
  • Gold -10,740 Fish Sold
  • Platinum – 27,000 Fish Sold
  • Diamond -53,000 Fish Sold

Award Name – “Decollector”
Action to Earn Award – Collect Decor for your Tank

  • Bronze – 25 Decorations
  • Silver -50 Decorations
  • Gold -80 Decorations
  • Platinum -200 Decorations
  • Diamond -350 Decorations


Award Name – “Pond Gardener”
Action to Earn Award – Collect Plants in the Game.

  • Bronze -25 Plants
  • Silver -50 Plants
  • Gold -80 Plants
  • Platinum -200 Plants
  • Diamond -350 Plants

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Award Name – “Fish Lover”
Action to Earn Award -Love your fish by clicking on the hearts in the lower left corner of your tank once daily.

  • Bronze – 7 Times
  • Silver -30 Times
  • Gold -100 Times
  • Platinum -? Unable to Verify
  • Diamond -? Unable to Verify


Award Name – “Spotless”
Action to Earn Award -Scrub Algae from your and your Neighbor’s Tanks.

  • Bronze – 32 Algae (Awarded 100 Coins)
  • Silver -109 Algae (Awarded 400 XP)
  • Gold -240 Algae (Awarded 1,500 XP and 850 Coins)
  • Platinum -440 Algae (Awarded 2,000 XP and 3,000 Coins)
  • Diamond -727 Algae (Awarded 1 Sand Dollar)

Award Name – “The Hand that Feeds”
Action to Earn Award – Feed your Hungry Fish.

  • Bronze -1452 Feedings
  • Silver -11,996 Feedings
  • Gold -42,956 Feedings
  • Platinum -104,340 Feedings
  • Diamond -208,784 Feedings

Award Name – “Builder of Tanks”
Action to Earn Award – Build Fish Tanks.

  • Bronze -2 Tanks
  • Silver -3 Tanks
  • Gold -4 Tanks
  • Platinum -6 Tanks
  • Diamond -8 Tanks (Awarded 1 Sand Dollar)

Award Name – “Tanks a Lot!”
Action to Earn Award – Earned by helping to maintain your Neighbor’s Tanks.

  • Bronze -50 Tanks
  • Silver -100 Tanks
  • Gold -500 Tanks
  • Platinum -1,500 Tanks
  • Diamond -? Unable to Verify

FishVille Links

FishVille Wiki Plant List – http://FishVille.wikia.com/wiki/Plants

Advanced Aquariums

  • Here are some images of some very nice aquariums owned by people who have reached level upper levels of the game.
  • Some of the decor is seasonal and may not be available for purchase at this time.
  • Enjoy!

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FishVille

  • Owner -Jess O.

FishVille

  • Owner – Gail

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FishVille

  • Owner – Cheryl

FishVille

  • Owner – Kellie

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  • Owner – Elo