AbyssRium Hidden Fish & Gameplay Tips Guide (Christmas Event!)

Abyssrium All Hidden Fish Guide
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This contains all current hidden fish in AbyssRium for iOS and Android, and their unlocking requirements. Along the way it developed into a complete guide to most aspects of the game.

Remember that Hidden Fish always cost the same as other fish (an ever increasing amount ~5-10x the last price you paid for a fish), so it’s good to unlock these fish as early as possible so you can have a wider variety of fish when fulfilling “X number of Y variety of fish” requirements.

Comment if I’m missing anything, I read every comment and reply where necessary!

Game/ Guide Updates:

Is Abyssrium Worth Playing?

Well, you can now watch my review of AbyssRium to find out. (But obviously I didn’t make this whole guide because I hate it, now did I.)

AbyssRium’s Hidden Fish

  • Blue Clownfish
    • Take a picture of Clownfish 3 times
    • Pictures of Red Clownfish didn’t work for me, only Percula (orange) Clownfish
  • Snowflake Clownfish
    • Push Twitter button 5 times in Settings
    • It’s a good idea to unlock these two immediately so you don’t end up with 4 Orange/Red clownfish like me
  • Randall’s Goby
    • Take 3 pictures of Goby
  • Spotted Mandarin Dragonet
    • Start AbyssRium upon notification
      • Notifications have a chance to appear 30 minutes after closing the game and disappear if not acted on after 10 minutes (thanks to GK Ghima for testing).
        • Notifications can come several times a day so don’t worry about missing one
      • You will always get the 3 notification fish in order
    • To get this, make sure “Notice” is on in AbyssRium’s settings, and also make sure your device is allowing AbyssRium to send notifications. You can enable/disable this in Notifications settings in iOS or Google Play Games’ settings for the app on Android
      • It’s been verified you can get the notification fish with notifications disabled, though it will effectively be entirely random and you’ll have no idea when or if you’ll get the fish
  • Clown Tang
    • Take a picture of Tang 5 times
  • Convict Tang
    • Do nothing for 1 hour
    • You must leave Abyssrium open, which means you’ll want the game in Battery Saver mode and on a charger because Abyssrium is crazy battery hungry.
  • Naso Tang
    • Obtain 50 Tangs
    • Obviously, you’re going to want to do this one after finishing most other objectives or your aquarium is going to be very boring
  • Jewel Damsel
    • Tap the upper left corner of screen 1000 times (seriously)
    • You can tap with multiple fingers at once on most modern phones to make this less crazy
  • Cross Damsel
    • Take 3 pictures of a Damsel
    • Chromis count as Damsels
  • French Angel
    • Save picture of Angelfish 3 times
    • That’s save to your device, not just take it, like other unlocks
  • Moorish Idol
    • Take picture of Mystery Chest 5 times (wait for it to spawn first obviously)
    • Technically an Angelfish
  • Scribbled Angelfish:
    • Push See More button in Photo Award 10 times
    • This is in the Photo icon in the top right next to trophies, not when you take a picture yourself
  • Peppermint Angel
    • Own 30 Angelfish
      • Moorish Idol counts as an Angelfish
    • Like the Naso Tang, save this for one of your final challenges in the game. It’s not as bad as it might sound, but it’s a long grind even after reaching Z vitality
  • Queen Angel
    • Fragile Staghorn LV. 3000
  • Juvenile Pinnate Spadefish (New)
    • Have 5 Facebook friends in game
      • This requires connecting to facebook have having 5 friends who actually downloaded Abyssrium and linked to Facebook
      • If none of your friends play, there are facebook groups you can join to get people to add temporarily, unlock the fish and leave. I’ve heard of moderation and harassment issues with certain groups, so I don’t like to link to any specific groups and make sure you stay safe.
  • Springer Dottyback
    • Share picture 3 times
    • You can press the share button, hit back, delete the draft and still get it (confirmed with Twitter)
    • Note you only see the share icons from apps you have installed. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are all options
  • Pajama Cardinal
    • Open app 20 times in one day (you don’t have to close the app, just home screen-> back into app)
    • You’ll probably accidentally get this on your first day if you really like Abyssrium
  • Mahi Mahi
    • Play at 0:00 AM (midnight) 10 times
    • A way that’s worked for at least some people is to cheat your phone’s clock to 11:59, let the clock move to 12 AM “naturally”, then open the app, leave to the home screen and re-open Abyssrium 10 times
    • This one seems a bit inconsistent and may be bugged
      • Some people say the game seems to give it them after Abyssrium runs in the background overnight, then they got the unlock much later the following day
      • I got it randomly at 7 PM after trying the time cheat, it’s possible it does unlock, but is delayed or something, or it’s since been fixed
  • Camel Cowfish
    • Share picture of Blowfish 3 times
    • Boxfish, Sea Slugs, Cowfish, and Triggers all count as Blowfish for this task
  • Juvenile Spotted Boxfish
    • Start AbyssRium upon notification
      • Notifications have a chance to appear 30 minutes after closing the game and disappear if not acted on after 10 minutes (thanks to GK Ghima for testing).
        • Notifications can come several times a day so don’t worry about missing one
      • You will always get the 3 notification fish in order
  • Potbelly Seahorse
    • Share picture of Seahorse 3 times
    • Amusingly, the Giant Isopod appears to count as a “seahorse” for this
  • Pygmy Seahorse
    • Play at 4 AM 5 times
    • You can change your phone’s time to cheat this because, I mean, screw that
    • You can just leave the Abyssrium app to the home page then re-open it to get this, you don’t have to close the app or open it on 5 different days
    • This one worked perfectly fine with time cheating for me, but some people report similar issues to the Mahi Mahi, so read the info there.
  • Nautilus (New)
    • Use Delicious Food skill 50 times
      • Only uses after the update that added this fish count
  • Panther Grouper (New)
    • Share a picture of Parrotfish 10 times
      • Mahi Mahi counts as a Parrotfish
  • Striped Marlin
    • Apparently it has a 10% chance to show up “every half hour” according to rumors
      • I’m almost certain this half hour is gametime, not realtime, meaning the app has to be open for a half hour to get a chance. I got it at 11:22 AM local time and reports of people trying every half hour do not seem very successfully
      • If you don’t mind eating some electricity, you can farm it a bit better by setting your device to keep it’s screen on (instructions for iOS and Android) and keep an eye on your device while it’s going. Be sure to turn these features off once you’re done.
    • It will be a swarm of them moving rapidly all around the map, it’s fairly easy to notice them
    • Take a picture of it when it appears to unlock it. Make sure to “lock on” to it like any other fish, it can take a couple tries because they move fast.
      • Take a picture immediately when you first see one, then you can pan and zoom the freeze-frame while the app asks if you want to save/share. Find the marlin and tap it to change focus, then take another picture and boom, you’ve got it!
        • Thanks to the Facebook group and GK Ghima for this tip
      • They’ll make many loops around the screen so don’t panic, but you do want to be fairly quick.
  • Mauve Stinger Jellyfish
    • Take a picture of a jellyfish 10 times
  • Leatherback Turtle
    • Open the Mystery Chest 50 times
      • If you’re extremely adverse to ads, you can consider this the last time you “need” to click an ad, as there are no more unique rewards for doing so
  • Commerson Dolphin
    • Save a picture of a dolphin 3 times
      • The listed requirement of “save picture of the Coralite 3 times” is wrong
    • The Narwhal is considered a Dolphin for this task
      • Seasonal event dolphins do not count for this
  • Narwhal
    • Tap the top left corner of the screen 5000 times (seriously)
      • Try using all four fingers on one hand, and focus on times when Song of the Moon is active just to squeeze a bit more productivity out of this.
        • Some people have trouble with this one, it’s possible tapping with only one finger is preferable? Let me know if you find one way works while the other doesn’t
  • Manta Ray
    • Share a photo of Stingray 3 times
    • The Oarfish appears to count as a Stingray for this
  • Hammerhead shark
    • Save picture of shark 3 times
      • Goblin Shark does not count
  • Whale Shark
    • Start AbyssRium upon notification
    • Notifications have a chance to appear 30 minutes after closing the game and disappear if not acted on after 10 minutes (thanks to GK Ghima for testing).
      • Notifications can come several times a day so don’t worry about missing one
    • This is the last “notification fish”, so if you don’t like notifications you can turn them off after getting this final one
      • Some people have had issues getting this one to unlock, but I haven’t heard of a consistent fix yet. It may just have a much lower occurrence rate than the other two
  • Legendary Mola Mola
    • Tap Sunfish vitality 100 times
    • Easier if you store ALL fish but the sunfish, and ideally buy more than one
    • Collaboration with Survive! Mola Mola! but doesn’t seem to unlock after installing the game, do the above instead
    • You may see “SUDDEN DEATH!” upon unlocking this fish; it’s just a reference to the Mola Mola game and doesn’t mean anything other than that this fish was unlocked, your fish are fine.
    • This event has ended. It can no longer be unlocked nor can more be obtained, though the ones you own can still be taken out/stored safely.
  • Dugong
    • Own 78 types of fish
      • This used to say “all fish” but it’s since been rejiggered a couple times, now 78 is all
    • Does not count Event Fish (Halloween etc), nothing after the + sign (80+10) in Manage Fish seems to count for most unlocks
  • Prized Walking Fish 
    • Go to Shop tab and claim it before January First, 2017
      • (it’s free real estate)
      • You only get one, it doesn’t show up in the list to buy
      • Technically this is called an Axolotl, popularized in part by the pokemon Wooper
      • Counts as an “event fish”, so no vitality multiplier nor does it count for certain unlocks
      • This event has ended, but you can still store/take out your walking fish if you claimed it within the event’s timeframe.

January Update Fish

Info about these is trickling in. Most people don’t have the update. Send in any new info you have!

  • Octopus
    • Acquire Blue Table Coral
  • Cuttlefish
    • Acquire 3 Octopi
  • Vampire Squid
  • Piglet Squid
  • Colossal Squid
    • Acquire all Cephalopods
  • Sawfish
  • Bowmouth Guitarfish
  • Shovelnose Guitarfish
  • Ribbontail Stingray
  • Atlantic Guitarfish
  • Beluga Whale
  • Dwarf Sperm Whale
  • Basking Shark
  • Migaloo
  • 1000 Year Blue Whale
    • Acquire Blue Whale, Acquire all normal fish
      • Shop/Event fish excluded
  • Leafy SeaDragon
    • Acquire White Swing Anemone
  • Ribbon SeaDragon
    • Acquire White Swing Anemone
  • Weedy SeaDragon
    • Take a picture while using Delicious Food
  • Red Weedy SeaDragon
    • Receive upon notification
  • Giant Seadragon
    • Acquire all other Sea Dragons
  • Sea Pig
  • Blob Fish
  • Hatchet Fish
  • Mega Mouth Shark
  • Gulper Eel

Check In Fish & Attendance System

These fish were added in updates and are not counted in the original 78 required to unlock the Dugong for some reason. This means you can speed up getting the Dugong by getting them first.

You also get 30-50 Gems each day you don’t get a fish, until the calendar is done (no more rewards after Giant Squid).

Attendance System is online-only and cheating the clock will almost certainly not give you any of these rewards. Also note that if a new tier of rewards is added, you don’t get credit for all the days between your last reward and the new one, you’ll just start on the first day of the new reward tier.

  • Sea Slug
    • 7 days checked in via Attendance system
  • Giant Isopod
    • 14 days checked in
  • Oarfish
    • 21 days checked in
  • Coelacanth
    • 28 days checked in
  • Giant Squid (New)
    • 35 days checked in

Premium Fish

Premium fish are only unlocked via a IAP that comes with extra vitality gains and a package of gems. Buying the Premium Fish entitles you to buy more of that fish via Vitality, just like a normal fish.

Note these fish are never required to unlock any of the other fish ingame. You’ll never NEED to pay to advance, only to get these particular fish. Also, you don’t unlock every “lower tier” of fish or anything like that, you’re basically just buying the one fish plus the gems.

  • Black and White Clownfish
    • $5 IAP “Beginner Package”
  • Lionfish
    • $10 IAP “Junior Package”
    • Unlocked at level 350
  • Giant Jellyfish
    • $19 IAP, “Advanced Package”
    • Unlocked at level 500
    • IMO, this is the cut off for “reasonable IAP” in this game
  • Ghost Whale
    • $19 IAP, “Ghost Package”
      • This used to be a Halloween-event exclusive for $10 more that doubled candy production in addition
  • Humpback Whale
    • $50 IAP! “Master Package”
    • Please don’t buy this just for the fish…that’s a lot of money and it’s not required for anything else in the game
    • Unlocked around level 750
  • Harp Seal (Discontinued)
    • $100 IAP!!! “Supreme Package”
    • Unlocked around level 1000
    • Again, pretty crazy pricey
    • You really don’t need those gems by now, so again, please purchase responsibly. I love this game but it makes me uncomfortable there even is a $100 IAP
  • Mermaid
    • $100 IAP!?!!?! The new “Supreme Package”
      • IMO, don’t support this sort of thing. I love Abyssrium but rotating $100 IAPs for single digital fish is too far
    • 50,000 Gems
    • 110% Vitality Production
    • Max fish count +10
    • Despite the timing, this is not a Christmas Event fish

Halloween Event (Oct. 13-Nov. 13)

A brand new and time-limited event.Both unlocking and buying these fish is time limited, but if you bought fish you get to keep them and use them as you wish.It’s presumably an annual event. Candies carry over to the Christmas event.

Missed the Halloween Event? Here’s a brief video showing off all the fish and the special effect.

For Halloween there’s a new currency, Candies, and special new skeletal/spooky fish can be unlocked using those candies. It’s possible to use Gems to unlock fish without candies, but it is an extremely wasteful way to do so. Instead, use gems to max Song of the Moon and use Spirit of Life as outlined below in the “Best Method” section.

Note you must be connected to the internet or the event doesn’t work entirely. You will not get candies and the Event tab will be totally gone if you lose your connection.

Halloween Fish do not multiply your Vitality earnings like normal fish. They’re almost totally separate from Abyssrium’s normal systems. Halloween Fish also do not count for any non-Hallowen fish unlocks!

Halloween Normal Fish

  • Ghost Fish (300 Candies)
  • Bone Fish (600)
    • Own 3 Ghost Fish
  • Bone Turtle (800)
    • Own 5 Halloween event fish
  • Bone Dolphin (1,000)
    • Own 3 Bone Turtles
  • Ghost Dolphin (1,500)
    • Own 30 Halloween event fish
    • Ghost Fish are the quickest way to get this of course
  • Ghost Ray (1,800)
    • Own 60 Halloween event fish
    • Now that you probably own 40+ Ghost Fish, start buying some Halloween fish you actually enjoy!
  • Bone Whale (2,000)
    • Collect all 10 kinds of Halloween Event fish
    • Oddly, the Ghost Whale is not considered a Halloween fish for this talley, unlike how Dugong works

Halloween Hidden Fish

  • Dogface Puffer (600 Candies)
    • Take a picture of Pumpkin 3 times
    • Thanks to yak188
  •  Football Fish (800 Candies)
    • Get candies with commercials 10 times
    • This seems delayed. IF you don’t get it, try closing the app then watching another commercial.
      • I got it the first commercial I watched on the second day, and I’m sure I watched over 10 the first day
    • Thanks to hazel_hng
  • Dumbo Octopus (1,000 Candies)
    • Share picture of Dogface Puffer 3 times
    • Thanks to FishhFinns
  • Goblin Shark (1,500 Candies)
    • Share picture of tombstone 3 times
      • You need Coralite Level 1000 to unlock the stones that become Tombstones
    • Thanks to hazel_hng
Paid Halloween Fish
  • Halloween Package ($30!!?)
    • Ghost Whale
    • 200% Increase of Candy Obtaining (I assume this is x2 not x3 like it sounds)
    • Oddly, does not count as a Halloween fish! It will be bought with Vitality (letting you get it year round, I assume) and does not count for the Bone Whale
    • Probably…don’t get this tbh. Unless you really love Abyssrium and know your finances really well.

Getting Candy

  • Get 1 for tapping fish with a Candy icon over their head
    • This icon will happen for up to three fish at a time, every few seconds
    • Song of the Moon’s multiplier effects candy drops, so you’ll get 5-15 candy per tap depending on SotM’s level
    • Spirit of Life’s multiplier also counts for these, doubling candy drops on top of Song of the Moon
    • Tapping the candy counts as “fish’s vitality” for the achievements, and is much much more frequent than the heart
  • Get 50 for watching an ad in the “Event” category
    • Ads are available every 30 minutes and seem unaffected by multipliers
    • If you have Song of the Moon maxed this probably isn’t even worth the effort, as that’s just 4 taps’ worth of vitality with max SotM active
Best Method for Earning Candies

Video guide to best method.

Candy drops are treated sort of like Vitality drops, but with a base Vitality of 1. Therefore, what we want to do is use Song of the Moon to increase our earnings (5 candies at level 1, 15 at level 10!), and in addition 100 gems can be spent to double the earning of all vitality (and candy) with the Spirit of Life in the “magic” menu. With Magic Conch at max, you can just barely squeeze in three casts of Song of the Moon under one Spirit of Life (but the final one will be cut a bit short).

In addition to the above, try storing all fish but 5 Seahorses, as only up to 3 Candy buttons will appear at a time, and Seahorses have the most predictable movement so you can more casually tap while Song of the Moon is active.

To store fish quickly, if you have a ton of fish of one kind (say, 50 Tangs), you can withdraw all of them, then store all of them, due to the fish limit, they’ll automatically remove other fish from the tank, reducing some menuing.

Ideally use all the same species of Seahorse, so their schooling behavior can be exploited; multiple fish of the exact same species will tend to school in a tighter pack than other fish.

If you don’t have Seahorses, Clownfish will do.

The best method was devised with help from  from yak188 and Kathleen Paranuk Paranuk!

tl;dr

Hide all fish but 4 Seahorses, wait for all skills to recharge, use Spirit of Life (100 gems),  Song of the Moon, tap candies like crazy, Recharge Skill, repeat Song of the moon, and you should have a great number of candies!

This is only half as fast as if you choose not to spend gems, but it’s totally workable.

Christmas Event (Dec 9th – Jan 23rd)

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The Christmas event works largely like the Halloween One, though you have to buy the decorations yourself with Candy this time. Fishes’ hearts/vitality are now Candy Canes you can tap to earn a second currency used to buy special event fish that do not increase vitality rate.

This event is much harder than halloween mostly because the candy prices grow significantly.

As a note, the Prized Walking Fish and Mermaid were added in the same update but do not appear to be actually related to the Christmas Event in any way.

Difficulty

User Shaked in the comments did some math discovering the minimum number of candies to get at least one of each of the Christmas Fish is 68,500. His calculations of how many clicks this will take by condition is below:

68.5k fish’s vitality clicks with no skills
13.7k fish’s vitality clicks with skills not upgraded
4.56~k fish’s vitality clicks with fully upgraded skills
2.28~k fish’s vitality clicks if also the double effect is on.
If you only see the ads 1370 times=685 hours=28.54 days

Don’t worry too much though, as long as Song of the Moon is unlocked and ideally upgraded, it’s not impossible. I got it in about 3-4 days of fairly (but not life-consumingly) consistent play using the “best method”. You will, however, probably not want to bother getting more than a few extras unless you really like a specific holiday fish.

If you’re just beginning Abyssrium however…I would play the game normally at least until getting Song of the Moon. It is simply not practical to get far in this event without it, and if you follow the guide you’ll have SotM in a few days.

Christmas Normal Fish

  • Snowflake Angelfish (500 Candy Canes)
  • Christmas Yellow Tang (1,000 Candy Canes)
  • Snowflake Sea Slug (1,500 Candy Canes)
    • Own 3 Snowflake Angelfish
  • Christmas Football Fish (2,000)
    • Own 10 Christmas Event Fish
      • Individual fish, not different species
  • Christmas Dumbo Octopus (3,000)
    • Own 3 Christmas Football Fish
  • Snowflake Dolphine (sic) (5,000)
    • Collect 8 kinds of Christmas event fish
  • Christmas Dolphine (sic) (6,000)
    • Own 30 Christmas Event Fish
  • Snowflake Whale (10,000)
    • Collect all 11 other Christmas species

Christmas Hidden Fish

    • Baby Penguin (2,000)
      • Tap with two fingers at once, 100 times
      • Thanks Deana Smith in the comments
      • This used to be “four fingers” which was impossible on some phones. Make sure your app is updated if it doesn’t seem to work
    • Walrus (2,500)
      • Share a photo of christmas tree 5 times
        • Tap the tree to focus on it, it should focus as if it were tracking a fish
        • As always, just press the share button then cancel the tweet/post and Abyssrium still credits it as a share without you pestering your friends
      • Buy Christmas Potion in the Dye menu for 500 Candy Canes to see the  trees
    • Emperor Penguin (4,000)
      • Use the camera to stay focused on a Baby Penguin for 1 minute
        • Open the camera like you’re going to take a picture of the baby Penguin, tap it to keep focus on it (the camera will start to follow the penguin), then exit the camera after a minute or two and it should pop up
      • Thanks to gustgust on Reddit
    • Polar Bear (8,000)
      • Share 3 photos of Corallite in Rudolf costume
        • Buy Rudolf Costume for 2,000 Candy Canes in Costumes menu
          • It requires 50 Christmas fish
            • You find yourself suddenly aware this event isn’t easier than Halloween after all
        • Thanks to needtoys on Reddit
        • Our definition of “Fish” is wearing a bit thin, eh?
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Christmas Premium Fish

  • Snowflake Whale
    • Christmas Package IAP in store ($29?!)
      • Doubles Candy earning rate too
    • Snowflake Whale is NOT limited to paid customers! It’s the same thing as the whale you get for buying one of each of the 11 non-premium christmas fish
    • IMO, this is not at all required especially since the Christmas event requires less wasted candy/fish to unlock the higher tier fish. Don’t feel pressured to buy
    • Oddly, this is considered a different fish in some ways from the one bought with Candies. It functions as a “normal” fish instead of an event one, presumably not being time-limited, more can be bought with Vitality, it will double Vitality like a normal fish,etc.

The Mermaid is NOT a Christmas event fish despite what some think. It’s just the new Supreme Package item, see Premium Fish.

Getting Candy Canes

See Getting Candy

Christmas Customization Items
Stone
  • Santa Outfit
    • Free
    • Be sure to claim it even if you don’t use it or you won’t see it for another year
  • Rudolf
    • Own 50 Christmas event fish
      • Then pay 2,000 candies (harsh)
    • Required for Polar Bear
Dye
  • Christmas Potion
    • 500 Candy Canes
    • Required for Walrus
    • Displays christmas trees and presents all over.
    • Also changes the music to a special Christmas tune
Theme
  • Night of Christmas
    • 500 Candy Canes
    • Snows underwater. Somehow.

AbyssRium Gameplay Walkthrough

For a narrated video walkthrough of all the basic functionality, see Getting started in Abyssrium Video Guide.

Guide: Beat the game in a week

Here’s a simple walkthrough for the broad strokes of what you’ll need to do to reach the ‘endgame’ (defined as Z vitality) in roughly a week. I took 5 days playing fairly intensely, but playing smart you should be able to ‘beat’ Abyssrium in a week, give or take a couple days, even without playing super ferverently.

Defining Victory

Now, Abyssrium is basically an endless idle game that always has something new to buy, but at roughly X vitality Abyssrium stop having new major goals for you and you can focus on buying new fish to your tastes instead of with a goal in mind. In addition, new fish increase in price at a noticeably slower rate at this point, only increasing in price 2-5 times each new fish instead of 5-10 times each new fish. This means that at “endgame” you can buy a fish (and or upgrade your Coralite 25 levels) almost every single time you open the app and cast all three skills.

Beating Abyssrium Without Ads

Just a quick note, it’s totally possible to beat Abyssrium without watching ads, though it will significantly slow your progress. It’s actually quite easy.

To hide the “new ad” notifications in the store/magic tabs, just open each once without watching the ad and you’ll never get a notification again. Pretend the treasure chest is a decoration and don’t press the Recharge Skill button and boom! You have successfully avoided all ads. None will show on start up/etc, ever, in this game it’s 100% your choice whether you want to watch ads.

If you strongly dislike ads, I suggest only using the “recharge skill” ad, as it’s by far the most useful and will still drastically reduce the amount of ads you view in game. It’s the only ad type where ignoring it will slow your progress, because you have to wait two hours to recharge all three skills instead of 15 minutes. If you plan to play super passively, this might not be an issue for you (but still, once all other skills are charged, the free recharge means two uses of all skills).

And also, you need to open the Treasure Chest 50 times to get one of the Hidden Fish if you care.

Note you can silence ads by muting “music” volume on your phone but leaving “notification” volume on.

Day 1 – Introduction

Your  first day will be confusing, exciting, and overwhelming. Or maybe you’ll get bored and quit immediately.

AbyssRium is a “clicker” game, you see. You may love or hate that sort of game from the start, you may not have heard of it, or maybe AbyssRium will turn out to be the only one of the genre you enjoy.

As a clicker, AbyssRium starts off with you tapping your screen a lot to build “Vitality”. The ingame tutorial explains the basics well enough so just follow it. Basically you tap to get more Vitality, then spend your vitality on improving your aquarium which gets you more vitality to spend on…yeah, you get it. It’s important to realize right away that because Vitality earning rate is ever improving, any spending mistakes are extremely temporary and basically, don’t worry.

There’s a mix of somewhat equally important objectives in this game: upgrading your Coralite’s level, upgrading your Coral, buying new Fish, and getting the Achievements that multiply your Vitality production stats. You’ll be constantly bouncing between Coralite/Coral/Fish upgrades based on whichever is most cost effective. Always upgrade your Coralite and Coral 25 times per go, because you’re really after the multiplier every 25 levels, the individual levels don’t matter much. AbyssRium’s numbers increase exponentially, but the progression curve is secretly quite linear. Don’t worry too much about it, basically. You can’t really do anything to permanently mess up.

To upgrade the Coralite from level X to X+25, it usually takes right around 70 times level X’s vitality. So if level 1001 costs 1G vitality, save around 70G vitality and you should be able to upgrade straight to level 1025 for another 2x multiplier.

I upgrade Coral whenever the upgrade cost for the next level cost about as much as I earn with one tap (with Song of the Moon active, if I have it), or basically whenever the Coral feels very cheap. Aside from some early-on points where Coral is disproportionately effective, letting your Coral fall behind a bit isn’t a big deal, and you can always upgrade in a big batch going 10 or even 100 levels at a time if your Coralite/Fish levels are way better.

I buy Fish whenever I can because they double all Vitality and more importantly they are very cute.You should buy new variety of Coral whenever you can as well, as they unlock more fish and serve as a sort of progression—by the time you have the last Coral variety, you’re more or less in the endgame. Don’t worry about buying the “wrong” fish, by the endgame you’ll be getting a new fish every time you open the app, so a few duplicate fish doesn’t hurt.

When fish have a heart over their head, they can be tapped for extra Vitality. Tapping Fishes’ vitality isn’t of much value frankly, but it can be fun for a bit while the game is new to you. More importantly, during seasonal events, fish will give you Candies instead which can be used to unlock special time-limited fish!

Stay aware of the “achievements” (click the trophy icon), the Coralite Level/Coral Level/Vitality Level acheievemnets have massive gains to Vitality.

If you get Gems (Abyssrium regularly gives you some for the tutorial and for completing achievements or watching ads), you mostly want to save them at this point in time. Buy one level of each of the Magic Items (Nautilus, Conch, Clam) and save the rest for Delicious Food, a skill you might not unlock quite yet.

Skills are the best way to earn, so play passively and wait for skill uses. Once you have the Delicious Food skill, you don’t have to tap much at all anymore, and you can focus on passively playing and only opening the app whenever Delicious Food is available. Each tap of the Delicious Food skill is worth 5000 manual taps, so don’t kill your finger, just be patient.

If your wrist hurts, stop playing. This is a silly fun game, and anything you need to tap will still be there tomorrow, or whenever your wrist feels better. There is no need to get RSI, this game can be played at a very chill place, and there’s really no benefit to rushing. This guide will get you there without much mad-tapping.

Speaking of, please do not shoot for the “Hard Worker” achievements. They are frankly offensively difficult to get, 255,000 taps in a short period would probably do some sort of lasting damage to your wrist even if you don’t have bad wrists. Save your wrists and toss $5 at the dev if you’re THAT desperate for gems.

Day 2-6 – Progress

Within a day or two you’ll probably unlock both Delicious Food and Song of the Moon, the two things you really need to make this game almost entirely passive but still progress quite rapidly.

With both skills in hand, just open Abyssrium once every 15-120 minutes, use all three skills, and upgrade smartly. Leave the game on for 5 minutes as the auto tap does it’s work, then you can put your phone back in your pocket for a while.

However, since there’s more to do, you’re going to want to learn a bit more about Abyssrium, search for hidden fish, and be aware of some pitfalls. The Hidden Fish list is up above.

The biggest pitfall is that this game has a very strange progression curve. There are a few points in Abyssrium, usually before a Coralite level/Coral level/Vitality Level achievement where progression is v e r y s l o w. It’s not you playing wrong, Abyssrium just slows down a few times, possibly to make the next bit of progress feel like joy.

Keep a close eye on Coralite level/Coral level goals. Generally I’ll only upgrade Coral once I can make more vitality per tap than the first level in a set of 25 will cost.  Note you can now upgrade in sets of 10 or 100 (for 100 it generally costs a whole order of magnitude more Vitality than the next level will cost)

Break this rule whenever your coral is woefully underleveled (eg Tap = 10x Coral) or whenever you’re reasonably close to the next Coral Level achievement, the 10x boost is vital.

Gems will come slower now as time goes on, with occasional big batches of 100/150 as achievements unlock. Spend these on new Magic Items or upgrading Delicious Food (first) and Song of the Moon (second).

You should have plenty of time to mop up the last of the Hidden Fish in these days, and make sure you keep unlocking Coral/new fish types and try to never get more than 1 of a fish unless you have too much vitality and nothing to spend it on. The toughest hidden fish to look for are the Striped Marlin (pure luck), the Check In reward fish (pure waiting), and the Legendary Mola Mola (annoying, but not THAT slow, and it’s an easy replacement for the Striped Marlin if you need one last fish variety to unlock the Dugong).

Over time you may find yourself getting tired of watching ads for gems/vitality, doing quests, and opening the chests. This is fine, the utility of these gains begins to drop once we hit the “endgame”, if you’re tired of taking pictures or watching ads you’ll be perfectly fine as long as you just use your skills regularly.

The Wall (O Vitality)

Right around O Vitality seems to be a point where almost everyone has trouble progressing. If you hit this wall, don’t worry too much. Make the best of your skills, keep upgrading the Coralite and getting Fish when you can, and upgrade your Coral if you think you can make your way to a vitality multiplier.

If I recall correctly, one of the Achievement vitality multipliers is your saving grace. This is probably the worst hump in the game but once you’re past it there’s really nothing else like it. There’s a few more slowdowns (they’re common in Clicker/Idle game design, especially F2P games), but nothing really compares to this.

Proper use of gems will reduce the burden here, remember to go for Song of the Moon and Delicious Food.

Day 7+ – Endgame

If you’ve been keeping up with Abyssrium decently well, around day 7 you’ll finally reach X Vitality, unlocking the final 10x vitality bonus. With X vitality you should easily be able to upgrade the Coralite to level 1500 and obtain 1800 Coral levels very quickly if you haven’t already.

At this point, the game gets a lot simpler and smoother. There will no longer be strange gaps in gameplay where the next Coralite level bonus is strangely distant from reach, where the next fish is absurdly expensive or where you need another several thousand Coral levels to really get going again.

Note that Z Vitality is not the end; instead you will get “AA” vitality, then “AB” vitality…all the way to “ZZ”. I’m unsure what happens at that point, but I’m guessing it’s “AAA” and that “ZZZ” should take…far longer than anyone should be playing (or possibly living).

Fish will come more easily now (costing about 2-5 times the previous fish’s amount instead of 5-10 times), you don’t have to worry about upgrading anything you don’t really want to.

Your gameplay loop is basically wait for all skills to recharge, pop all three skills (starting with Song of the Moon!) and each time you cast Delicious Food you should be able to buy either a new fish or 25 Lonely Coralite levels, or both, easy. You can upgrade Coral at your leisure, personally I find it more effort than it’s worth and only do so every several Vitality “letters”. Your treasure chest, “magic” and photo quest rewards will drop sharply if you don’t maintain your coral, but at this point you probably don’t care much as a Delicious Food every 15 minutes (or 2 hours without ads) is plenty.

So, sit back, relax and enjoy. Abyssrium is now less of a Clicker Game and more of a chill, beautiful aquarium sim where you can get a new fish every 15-120 minutes. All you need to worry about is what fish you want to focus on (I like the moon jellyfish!) and finish any Hidden Fish if you need them. Also make sure to keep checking in at least once a day to get the last 2 weeks worth of “check in” reward fish. Even the slowest players will likely have one or two of these left to unlock by the time they reach the “end”.

AbyssRium Gameplay FAQ

Customization

Different styles for Coralite, Coral, and background have been added! It’s mostly a way for them to give you more reason to spend gems, but several items are unlockable without gems too.

All theme options have previews so you can see what it looks like before buying.

Costume

Outfits for the Coralite.

      • Lonely Coralite
        • Default
      • Amigo Friend
        • Level 1000 Coralite
        • Sombrero, Sarape, and Maracas
        • Shakes the maracas when tapping
        • Amigo Friend is dead
      • Sailor Stone
        • Level 1000 Coralite
        • Sailor outfit with anchor and spyglass
      • Little Devil
        • Level 3000 Coralite
        • Devil Horns, Bat Wings and pitchfork
        • Shakes the pitchfork while tapping
      • Grand Father Magician
        • 300 Gems
        • I put on my robe and wizard hat
      • Atlantic Pirate
        • 500 Gems
        • Do what you want ’cause a pirate is free
          • You
            • Are
              • A
                • Pirate
      • Bunny Stone
        • 1000 Gems
        • But why
        • Santa Outfit
        •  Free
          • Be sure to claim it even if you don’t use it or you won’t see it for another year
      • Santa
        • Free
          • Can only be earned during Christmas Event
          • Will be unlocked permanently if earned
        •  Rudolf
          • Own 50 Christmas event fish
          • 2,000 Candy Canes
            • Can only be earned during Christmas Event
            • Will be unlocked permanently if earned
          • Required for Polar Bear
Dye

Dye affects the visuals of your Coral.

      • Ordinary Coral
        • Default
      • Halloween Potion
        • Free
          • Can only be earned during Halloween Event(?)
        • Pumpkins, gravestones and candles
      • Autumn Dye
        • Unlock: Level 100 of Star Horn Coral
        • A mostly orange and very fall-themed set of coral
      • Blue Dye
        • 300 Gems
        • Corals are all different shades of blue
      • White Due
        • 500 Gems
        • All white coral
      • Red Dye
        • 1000 Gems
        • Red and White corals fitting for Valentine’s I guess
      • Christmas Potion
        • 500 Candy Canes
          • Can only be earned during Christmas Event
          • Will be unlocked permanently if earned
        • Required for Walrus
        • Displays christmas trees and presents all over
        • Plays Christmas music instead of normal music
      • Snowflake Potion
        • Coralite Level 3500
        • Beautiful frozen-over coral and a nice happy snowman
        • Does not play the Christmas music
        • Unclear if this is time-limited and/or tied to Christmas event. It’s lack of Candy requirements leads me to believe it is not.
Theme

Theme effects the water, lighting, and Song of the Moon.

      • Abyssrium
        • Default
      • Halloween Night
        • Presumably unlocked by having played during the Halloween event
        • Song of the Moon has a nice orange moon with spooky graveyard shadows over it
        • Cosmetic only, does NOT enable candy or anything
      • Midnight Ocean
        • Total of 100 Fish (Like most counts, Event/Halloween fish do not count)
        • A lovely darker blue with a light glow around the coral, a more subtle lightshaft effect
        • Song of the Moon is a nice crescent moon now
      • Jade Sky
        • 300 Gems
        • Green ocean
        • For some reason this theme and following ones don’t recolor your corals just background
        • Song of the Moon is blue with a crescent moon
      • Smoothie Ocean
        • 500 Gems
        • Same visual effect as the 2x vitality spell
        • Song of the Moon is blue with a half moon
      • Lovely Light
        • 1000 Gems
        • A very pink ocean
        • Song of the Moon is still blue with an odd 3/4ths moon
      • Night of Christmas
        • 500 Candy Canes
          • Can only be earned during Christmas Event
          • Will be unlocked permanently if earned
        • Snows underwater. Somehow.
        • Santa’s Sleigh visible in silhouettes over the moon
      • Frozen Ocean
        • Have 150 Fish
        • Wind-blown snow, spires and snowflakes show in the moon
        • A non-Christmas/holiday related Winter theme
        • Unclear if this is time-limited and/or tied to Christmas event. It’s lack of Candy requirements leads me to believe it is not.
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“Coming Soon”, presumably this is a new way to unlock more fish and/or a larger aquarium somehow.

Vitality Sources

Tap

Simple enough, this is the vitality you get per-tap. Vitality earned by skills is directly proportional to Tap vitality and includes no other factors. Tap vitality is generally your most important source due to skills.

3D Touch (iOS Only)

On iOS devices only, you can do a 3D touch (press a bit harder) to produce a shrimp, which will give 10x vitality once eaten by a fish. Before skills and the like are unlocked, this might be a bit faster way to gain vitality early on.

Coral

You earn your Coral vitality bonus each second, and you can only store up to 2 hours worth of per-second Vitality while the app is closed. Coral vitality is significant because it acts as a multiplier for Quest/Magic vitality. If you play Abyssrium very passively Coral might seem attractive, but Skills are still the preferable method.

Magic/Spending Gems

You can buy Vitality with gems. Don’t. At no point in the game are these bonuses worth it relative to their real world cost: gems should always first be used to upgrade your permanent skills. By paying you can jump a couple vitality “letters” in an instant, but a few minutes of active play or hours of passive play will usually overtake the vitality you could spend $5 worth of gems on. It’s a bad deal.

Spirit of Life is the one exception, for 100 gems you double vitality and candy earnings for 15 minutes: by timing it right you can fire off two and a half Song of the Moon + Delicious Food casts, giving a ton of vitality and candy. But IMO this is only worth it during a “candy” event (christmas, halloween etc), gems are generally best saved for skills otherwise.

Fish

Fish simply give you (Tap + Coral Per Second) vitality per-tap. It’s not that great unless your Coral gains greatly outstrip your tap reward, however tapping fish vitality is required for some achievements and is required for the Legendary Mola Mola fish.

Photo Quest

Photo Quests give 200 times your current Coral vitality per second. (Thanks, Patrick in the comments!) If you let your Coral level flounder, these rewards may not even be worth the button presses..

Taking a “bad” shot gives you only 50% of the vitality. The sensing for this is very wonky, but generally a shot from the rear or an obscured fish gets the penalty. Sometimes an awful shot gives 100% and sometimes a fine shot is oddly penalized.

Note you can double your reward by “sharing” the image on twitter/etc. As always, you can cancel before you actually post, and get the reward for free. The second reward is not affected by whether or not you screw up the photo.

Chest/Magic Vitality

This seems to be mostly governed by your Coral vitality level. If your Coral levels are below your Tap vitality, these rewards may be extremely underwhelming to the point they’re not worth watching the ad.

Don’t waste your gems on the Magic spells IMO, they’re only worth it if you can skip several levels of Vitality, leveling your skills will yield a better long term gain.

Skills

Volcanic Eruption
      • Auto tap 10 times per second for 5 minutes
      • Max: Level 11, 10 taps per second for 15 minutes
      • 200 gems per level

Your most basic clicker game power up, it’s really not significant in the grand scheme of things until you get Song of the Moon, but it’ll feel impressive at the start.

There’s almost no point in leveling this as it just lasts longer instead of tapping more often, meaning it will outlast Song of the Moon and generate negligible gains. Save your gems.

Aaron Ford in the comments worked out that Eruption is generally worth more vitality though it doesn’t take into account Song of the Moon:

“Pretend you have A vitality.

Max Volcanic E = 10 tps (taps per second) for 15 mins. 10tps × 60s (1minute) = 600tpm (taps per minute). 600 tpm x 15m = 9.0A per 15 minute period.

Max Nautilius = 120tpm. 120 tpm × 15m = 1.8A per 15 minute period.”

Delicious Food
      • Produces 5,000 times vitality production per tap immediately
      • Max: Level 11, produces 15,000 times vitality per tap immediately
      • 300 gems per level

Once getting one of each of the magic items below for fun, this is a solid contender for your top priority. It’s usually the most vitality-per-gem, trading places occasionally with Song of the Moon.

Song of the Moon
      • Increases vitality production by 500% for 5 minutes
      • Max: Level 11, 1,500% vitality production
      • 500 gems per level

The most important skill in the game, the other skills are barely even worth using without this effect. With this, a couple casts of Delicious Food will almost always give you so many rewards you can instantly level your Coralite or buy a new fish or so on.

Song of the Moon also benefits the Candy production of seasonal events like Halloween and Christmas, so I now recommend simply putting all your gems toward Song of the Moon first. It just makes your life so much easier and stacks with almost everything.

Once Song of the Moon is sufficiently upgraded, you’ll start to notice how piddly many of the non-skill Vitality bonuses really are too. The Facebook Present, Photo Quest, Treasure Chest (vitality bonus) and Get Free Vitality (magic tab) will feel pretty pointless as Song of the Moon doesn’t improve them.

Facebook Present

In the “friends” icon at the top of the screen you can visit friends’ aquariums once a day and tap 10 fish for “present” points, unlocking a vitality present every 50 points (5 friends visited).

The reward for this is pretty minimal assuming you have all skills unlocked and powered up, so while you’re free to do it if the amount seems significant to you, in my opinion it’s hardly worth pursuing just like the free vitality for watching an ad bonus.

Artifacts/Magic Items

These actually aren’t that great despite being Gem-only. Get one of each for looks, though.

Remains of a Nautilus
      • Auto tap 30 times per minute
      • Max: Level 10, auto tap 120 times per minute

Some people confuse this for being the same as Volcanic Eruption, but note it’s per minute, far slower. It’s an okay passive gain since it saves you from tapping, but it’s only really worth one level. Like all auto taps, these only register if the app is open, greatly limiting its effect.

Since the taps still occur under Song of the Moon, upgrading this might actually be better than upgrading Volcanic Eruption assuming Song of the Moon is maxed. I haven’t run the numbers myself.

Mystic Shell
      • 1.1x increase of vitality production per tap
      • Max: level 10, 2x increase of vitality per tap

This is actually a 10% increase in vitality, not a 110% increase as the ingame description says. The game mixes up it’s 110% increase/multiplied by 110% language quite often. Subtract 100 from most ingame percents to get what they actually mean.

Buy one level because it’s pretty, then ignore it until you have some gems to burn. It’s not strictly bad as it buffs Delicious Food, but it’s less important than Song of the Moon, Delicious Food and even Glowing Conch.

Seems to be worth getting instead of Eruption and Nautilus however, so it’s the fourth skill to max I suppose.

Glowing Conch
      • Shortens skill cooldown by 5% per level.
      • Max: level 10, 50% skill cooldown reduction

Only truly vital if you are dead set on never watching an ad. The reduction in time is very significant on Song of the Moon, the best skill, but if you’re willing to watch ads, the 15 minute recharge skill timer is already pretty short. Buy one level because it looks nice and move on to the skills first.

If you have enough gems to max Delicious Food and Song of the Moon, this is probably the third best option. At max level skills will come twice as fast, and you can reuse the “recharge” option only two and a half minutes after Song of the Moon runs out. However, you really do need to max it out to feel the most of the effect and that’s 5,000 gems total.

Gem Sources

Daily Check In

With the new attendance system, you’ll get 20 gems the first 6 days, then a new fish, then 30 gems a day, then another fish, then 50 gems a day, and one last fish. Nothing amazing but you’ll be able to wring out a few more skill levels with all of these.

Achievements

Your best, ad-free source of gems, these will be given like candy at first, and later levels give some very significant gem rewards. 50 for levels one and two, 70 for level 3, 100 for level 4 and 150 for level 5.

Unfortunately, several achievements are far beyond sane, such as tapping the screen manually 255,000 times (and that’s only level 3!). After about a week or so of intense play and once you’ve hit Z vitality, the achievement gems have probably dried up, but you’ll get just enough to buy one of each Magic Item and level a few skills, which is really all you “need”.

Recently a second set of achievements were added, making achievements go up to 10 instead of 5, with rewards resetting to 50, 50, 70, 100, 150 starting with level 6.

Chest

The only reason the chest is worth opening. You get 30 gems per open if it’s a gem chest, which isn’t too bad, but it’s less consistent than watching the store ads, since you may get a vitality bonus instead (not bad) or a minute of auto tapping (pretty bad). You can’t tell what’s in the chest until watching the ad.

Store (ads)

Simplest, most consistent way to get gems, but very slowly. 10 gems per ad, per 15 minutes, forever. Once I ran out of achievement gems, I stopped doing this one because that’s 30 ads to one level of Delicious Food.

Store (money)

I don’t really have tips here. If you want to pay, absolutely get the “package” deals first as they give significantly more gems. Beyond that, know that this game will never need you to pay to progress, and you can healthily make it to the “end game” within a week without spending a dime. The endgame lasts basically forever, but gems don’t really feel urgent at any time beyond that.

IMO, if you really love the game, buy a “package” deal equal to the amount of money you’d like to give the devs as a tip. I personally find the $50/$100 packages gross and exploitative, but the lower price packages are a fine way to tip a dev for a game you like and get some decent rewards.

Quests (Android Only) (New!)

This feature is apparently Android exclusive, and requires you to be logged in via Google Play Games.

There are now quests since the latest update where you have to perform certain actions within 7 days to get a gem reward. Quests are repeated every week so you can get even more gems. Check Quests by clicking the hourglass icon in the bottom of the “Trophy”/achievements menu.

For now quests seem to be bugged, but in a mostly good way. Failed/passed quests don’t clear from the menu, and taking new quests seems to give you extra gems for some reason. I get about 500 gems upon taking all quests per week even before I start fulfilling them. Never forget to take your quests for the week.

There are three tiers for all quests, Easy, Medium and Hard, rewarding 30, 50 and 100 gems each. Despite having to accept quests for them to count, you can take on all quests immediately with no repercussions. Hard quests do not seem to be reasonably possible and I do not recommend attempting them.

Quest rewards: 30 gems/50/100

Quest requirements:

  • Take photos 50/200/(N/A)
  • Tap the screen 1000/10,000/100,000
  • Tap fish’s heart 500/2000/10,000
  • Watch ads 10/50/200

Quick Gem Quest Exploit

This one is pretty much cheating, but if there’s no piracy, APK or malicious spoofing I guess I’ll still report it.

The above bug where you get gems for taking quests as well as completing them can be exploited by logging in to multiple Google accounts (gmail accounts are google accounts) to get the weekly extra reward for each different account.

To switch google accounts, go to the Quests page (Trophy icon, hour glass icon), press the ellipsis at the top right. Then go to Settings and Sign Out. Press the Sign In To Google Play icon at the bottom left of the Trophy menu and add/switch accounts to get your extra rewards after claiming all the quests. The free gems should immediately be added to your gem count upon taking the quests. If you take all the quests and get 0 gems it’s not working.

If you care about quest progress/achievements, be sure to log back into your main account after getting all the free gems.

Results for this seem to be inconsistent,and I’m pretty sure you only get gems for quests you’ve previously completed at least once for real. However if you get the “free” gems on your main account, the trick should work on secondary accounts. This is likely to be patched at some point and is clearly not intended behavior.

Discovered by droidqueen on Reddit.

Miscellaneous Tips

Adding a new fish is almost always the most effective method of using your money once you have enough, but if your earnings are slow it might be best to upgrade smaller amounts elsewhere.

Whether Lonely Coralite or Coral, I always upgrade 25 levels at a time to get the doubling bonus. The per-level upgrade is inconsequential.

I generally don’t upgrade Coral until the next level is less than what I earn either per tap or per second. Not a hard rule, but easy to remember and should never waste too much vitality.

The devs have to get paid, so watching ads is pretty significantly beneficial in this game. If you refuse to watch ads you miss out on a lot of Free* gems, vitality, and even a few fish (due to the treasure chest).

Time your skill uses well, thanks to the “recharge skills” ad break, you should always use Song of the Moon before Delicious Food for example. Finish off a cheap Lonely Coralite upgrade before using Delicious Food to maximize it as well (upgrading after tapping the skill won’t affect it, even though the earnings appear to be delayed). If you can buy a fish before using your skills, always do so.

You don’t have to actually tweet when the game prompts you to share. You still get the Vitality bonus if you exit out of twitter and delete the draft. Do this every time you get a Quest to take a photo of a fish to double your Vitality rewards. This trick works in almost any game that rewards you for sharing by the way, at least on Android.

You can shut the Lonely Coralite up by turning off “Script” in the options.

Once Song of the Moon and Delicious Food are maxed out, your coral earnings, Free Vitality (from ads), Facebook Skill, and Photo Quests all seem to be almost entirely worthless.

The game is really bad at staying connected with spotty internet. If you see “no more videos, check back in 24 hours” when trying to view an add, it usually just means you’ve lost connection. Close and reopen the app once the network is stable and it should continue working, same if your skills or the event tab do not appear.

Fish will “school”, swimming together in a loose-to-dense pack if more than one fish of the same species is added to the tank. It’s most noticeable with lots of fish. Even fish that don’t school in real life, such as Giant Squids or Whales, will still tend to school to some extent in Abyssrium.

Fish have to be the exact same type to school. A blue clownfish will not school with an orange clownfish, though due to sharing AI their general movement pattern will be similar.

Cheating the Clock

Most of this doesn’t seem to work anymore as more and more features require online to work at all (like skills).

Cheating to get the Pygmy Seahorse and Mahi Mahi still seem to work, and they’re all you really need to mess around to be sure you get.

Cheating your phone’s clock is very useful for unlocking the Pygmy Seahorse (4 AM), but has side effects that don’t really make it all that worth doing otherwise.

All in all, I’d cheat just once to get that 4AM seahorse then let the game take it’s course, you really can’t speed it up all that much and it’s a fair bit of effort. Take your time, the game’s designed around it.

Cheating Pros:

Getting that absurd 4 AM seahorse.

You can get the maximum “per second” Vitality instantly.

Your skills will be recharged.

Cheating Cons:

Accrued Vitality is capped, so you can’t just skip a month and upgrade the whole day away. In fact, using all 3 skills will give you way more Vitality than a round of cheating.

Cheating the clock seems to disable the “check in” free gems/reward fish for  24 (non-cheated) hours. You have to not-cheat for 21 days to get all three fish best I can tell.

The Striped Marlin seems to run off gametime, so you’re probably wasting your time if you try to cheat to find it.

Hidden Fish that appear by notification seem to come once per realtime day you spend NOT cheating, and cheating seems to make them not appear for another 24 hours just like the check-in bonuses.

Achievements & Rewards

Any achievement that gives Gems will give 30(?), 50, then 70, then 100, then 150 per level.

Note that in-game achievements and Google Play achievements have slightly different requirements likely due to oversight. The Google Play achievement may come sooner than the in-game one, so I’ll list the later requirement as it gives the in-game reward.

Thanks GK Ghima and others in the comments for confirming some of these for me!

In-Game Achievements

In-game achievements all have 10 levels, with either a Vitality buff or an increasing gem bonus per level. Recently more levels were added, with an extra set of 5 “crown” levels for each achievement after the initial 5 “star” achievements.

Vitality Achievements

These achievements are critical for reaching the “endgame” of Abyssrium, and if the game feels like it’s slowing down, it’s probably because one of these hasn’t been met yet. There’s only so much you can do to earn these intentionally, but keep an eye on them.

I’m still missing some of the higher achievement levels, so let me know if you know anything I don’t!

Mysterious Stone

Reach a certain level for the Lonely Coralite.

Increases per-tap vitality by ten times per level for the first 5 star levels, then all vitality production by two times for the last 5 crown levels.

Star Levels: 200, 350, 500, 1000, 1500

Crown Levels: 2500, 4000, 6000, 8,000, ?

Surging Vitality

Reach a certain vitality “letter”.

Increases all vitality production by 10 times per level for each Star level and 200% for each Crown level. Extremely vital, but unless you’re on the vitality level just below it, you can’t deliberately earn this. Just keep an eye out.

Star Levels: G, L, P, S, W

Crown Levels:  Z, AE, AJ, AP, AX

Coral of Life

Reach a total coral level equal to this number.

Increases all vitality production by ten times per Star level, two times per Crown level. If you’re only a few hundred away from a level, see if you can reach it.  Thanks to GK Ghima in the comments for some of these.

Star Levels: 3000, 7000, 10,000, 15,000, 18,000

Crown Levels: 30,000, 50,000, 80,000, 100,000, ?

Gem Achievements

These give gems, which are nice, but not required. Not all of these are worth obtaining based on their rewards alone.

Gems are given in order of 50, 50, 70, 100, 150, then reset for the next set. So Star Level 5 is worth 150 gems, but Crown level 1 is worth 50 even though it’s “level 6” in a way.

Collector

Collect X unique types of fish. Halloween Fish are excluded from this count.

Star Levels: 3, 10, 20, 40, 70

Crown Levels: 80, 100 (this level and all following levels are currently impossible)

Play with fish

Tap the heart (vitality) over a fish X times.

The later levels of this one are pretty unreasonable. I don’t recommend going for it deliberately. Thanks to GK Ghima in the comments for some of these.

Star Levels: 100, 500, 1,000, 3,000, 10,000

Crown Levels: 15,000, 20,000, 30,000, 40,000, 50,000

Hard Worker!

Tap the screen X times. Does not count auto taps from skills or “Magic Items”, only physical taps.

This achievement rapidly becomes unobtainable so don’t worry about it. It’s the best reason to not care about 100% in this game. I’ve played more than most probably will and “only” have 82,000 taps.

Star Levels: 5,000, 50,000, 200,000, 500,000 , 1,000,000

Crown Levels: 2,000,000, ?, ?, ?, ?

Ready! Action!

Use skills X times.

No real way to speed this up significantly.

Star Levels: 20, 100, 300, 500, 1000

Crown Levels: 3000, 5000, ?, ?, ?

Commercial Break!

Watch video ads X times. Obviously if you’re avoiding ads these won’t come quickly.

Star Levels: 10, 30, 50, 100, 200

Crown Levels: 250, 300, 400, 500, 600

Check Attendance!

Play Abyssrium on X different days. Not directly related to the new attendance reward system, which goes by server time instead of phone time.

Cheating will glitch this out, it does count a new day if you advance your clock, but if you set your time to two months ahead, then back to normal time, it won’t start accounting for new days until either 2 months pass or you cheat forward two months and a day again (if you’re lucky, I had a heck of a time getting it to start counting again!).

Star Levels: 3, 10, 20, 25, 50

Crown Levels: 75, 100, ?

Say Cheese!

Take a picture X times. You don’t have to save or share the image.

The easiest achievement to farm for early gems. Just take pictures and discard them and immediately retake. Position your fingers right and you can spam this action quickly. Otherwise you’ll slowly earn it anyway if you do photo quests or just like taking pictures.

Star Levels: 10, 30, 50, 100, 200

Crown Levels: 300, 400, 500, 750, 1,000

A special moment!

Share a picture X times.

You can press the share button, cancel the draft and still get this. Almost as easily farmed as Say Cheese for this reason.

Star Levels: 3, 10, 20, 50, 100

Crown Levels: 150, 200, 300, 400, 500

With Friends!

Have X Facebook friends that play Abyssrium.

Both you and your friends must be connected to Facebook in Abyssrium as of the latest update in order to count for this.

A bug limiting friends to 25 has been fixed.

Star Levels: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25

Crown Levels:  30, 35, 40, 45, 50

External Achievements

These achievements show in Google Play (and I assume Game Center achievements are the same) but do not show up in the ingame menu and thus have no gem/vitality rewards. These do not have “levels” like the ingame achievements. Note getting all of Abyssrium’s achievements will take many weeks.

  • I am not alone
    • Create first fish.
  •  Ruler of the alley
    • Create ten fish. Unlike the Collector achievements, these do not have to be unique fish.
  • Popular in Town
    • Collect 30 kinds of fish.
  • Celebrity
    • Create 60 Fish.
  • Fish Vending Machine
    • Own 100 Fish. Easily obtained within a couple days of “beating” the game at Z Vitality.
  • Make stone up
    • Unlock 7 corals.
  • Fashionista
    • Collect all Corals. Will come naturally through play.
  • I got angry
    • Unlock the Volcanic Eruption skill.
  • Have a lot
    • Unlock Delicious Food skill.
  • Rendezvous with the moon
    • Unlock Song of the Moon skill.
  • Eruption of lives
    • Volcano skill level max (11). (2,000 gems total)
    • These skills all require a lot of gems, you’re unlikely to earn more than one (or zero) through a “normal” amount of play (a couple weeks of fairly intensive play). Even the paid “beginner package” doesn’t have enough gems to max out most skills!
  • Nutritious Food
    • Delicious Food level max (11). (3,000 gems)
  • Dance with the moon
    • Song of the Moon level max (11). (5,000 gems)

Troubleshooting/Bugs

Abyssrium is not exactly a bug-free game. You can report bugs via the Gear menu (bug report at the bottom), and I’ll try to note common/major bugs here.

I don’t have the update!

Starting with the Christmas Update, it seems Abyssrium may do slow-rollouts where users get the update at different times. It may take a few days for the update to reach you. But as far as I know everyone with a compatible device should have the update now?

No available videos, check again in 24 hours

This is almost always a lie, closing the app usually makes it work again.  This may also come up instead of a connection error if you’re not connected to the internet.

I’m not sure what AbyssRium’s limit for ads per day is, but if it exists it’s extremely high.

Check your connection

Just means Abyssrium lost internet connection, usually disabling Skills and Events. Ensure your connection is stable and wait up to a minute and it usually comes back, close the app if not and it should reconnect if your connection actually is fine.

An increasing amount of Abyssrium’s features require an online connection (including skills, events, Daily Attendance fish rewards, and all ad rewards) so note this isn’t a great game to play when there’s no connection.

Christmas Fish Buying Bug

Some people have a (potentially useful, potentially infuriating) problem after watching videos where a Christmas fish is forcefully purchased whether or not they have the candy or the fish unlocked. In fact, best I can tell it seems to unlock the first locked fish in the list but I could be wrong.

I don’t get the bug so I’m not sure what conditions cause it to occur.

Credits

Thanks to:

Roseart79’s video for help with some of the hidden fish.

Twitter user @Goldynamo for help with the Striped Marlin and Scribbled Angelfish.

Kathleen Paranuk Paranuk in the comments for the info on the new update!

Juan Manuel in the comments and Alexvelhote on Reddit for confirming Hard Worker lvl 5!

Thanks to GK Ghima in the comments for quite a lot of achievement information.

Monstertop in comments for Themes info!

Thanks to anyone who left a comment with a correction or suggestion!

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  • How do u change your skill to another one? I saved up some gems and bought the sunken ship but I can’t get it to work

    • There’s no changing skills, there’s three active skills and three passive skills, all stay permanently after being unlocked. For the nautilus you should see a bit of Vitality coming from the coralite every few seconds the app is open. Best I can tell, none of the “auto tap” skills (passive or active) work when the game’s in standby.

      Having the Nautilus isn’t bad, but I recommend saving the rest of the gems for one level of the clam and all the levels of Glowing Conch you can get, decreasing the skill timers seems most efficient (if you play often enough to use them).

      • Thanks for replying! And thanks for the advice! I only bought the nautilus bcos I thought it was the same as the volcanic eruption but I guess it wasn’t hahaha :D

  • AlbyTross

    I got the Commerson Dolphin without taking a pic of any other dolphin, so idk about the saving a picture of the coralite

    • Did you take pictures of the Narwhal? It’s considered a dolphin too. I definitely got it after 3 pictures of the dolphin and I THINK I took 3 of the coralite first but I could be mistaken. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s weird though, there’s a lot of text bugs in this game.

      • AlbyTross

        Ah yes that was probably it, lol
        You may want to add to the tips that you have to keep the game running while using the skills to have it add to your vitality. If you close the app, the timer keeps going down, but your vitality won’t increase.

        • yeah, I’ve been meaning to add more to the tips section since I “finished” the game (got Z vitality, got all the available fish save for premium/attendance rewards). Skills are about the only way I bother getting vitality now

          • AlbyTross

            Ahaha, I’m struggling with getting more J’s~

          • I’m not sure exactly when it was, but there were a couple of awkward patches where growth was extremely slow before hitting a certain coral/vitality/coralite level milestone that buffed rates 1000% again. It’s confusing but best I can tell once you’re around X the gameplay is much smoother forever(?) and you can make fish much more often (they seem to increase by 2-5x instead of 10x each level)

      • Damson Rant

        I took and saved 5 pictures of the coralite to get the Commerson. You need to ensure the focus box is still showing when you take the picture, so need to be quick!

  • michael

    Wtf mahi mahi so hard t get….

    • I don’t even know the exact condition…I didn’t get it at 12:00 am like it says. I think it’s bugged, but it is possible. I got it at 7 pm if you want to try that.

      • Patrick

        I seemed to leave the app running in the background for a few days and I got both the midnight and 4am ones. I swear that I haven’t stayed awake at 4am in any of the days. :)

        • Hmmmm, if the “play during 4 AM” counts times the game was inactive but in the background that would be far easier and make more sense. But it’s not how the wording reads at all. Still confused, but I’ll add that as a note, thanks!

          • Patrick

            This is weird when I got the new fish too. But I definite have not done time cheat nor stayed awake at 4am. Anyway, no harm to try….

            But I got both the midnight and 4am ones delayed. I got them in some early afternoon.

  • PKLuver944

    I unlocked the Camel Cowfish with the Sea Slug, so maybe that should be mentioned :)

    • Ah, looking at it’s position in the list, yeah, I bet it’s classified as a blowfish

      • PKLuver944

        Nice to know that the author pays attention :D

        • Heh, wouldn’t leave comments on then not read ’em =p. Suggestions/etc are always welcome and read by me!

  • Mags

    You can buy repeats of unlocked fish from IAP. Thanks for all the tips!!

    • Ah, okay thanks! I wasn’t sure when I started but as I thought about it, it wouldn’t make sense to restrict you.

  • Mags

    My midnight Mahi Mahi did not appear right away but finally did.

    • Hmm…maybe the midnight thing IS correct but is delayed? I did get the mahi mahi after clock cheating to midnight, but it appeared quite some time later in normal play. Still not 100% sure but I’ll add a note about it.

  • Jonathan Tan

    How long did it take for you to get the Whale Shark and that Juvenile Boxfish? I’ve been opening notifications for about two weeks and nothing has happened :P

    • Woah, seriously?! It only took me about 3 days to get all the hidden fish, about one a day. The notification does expire though I think (it warns you “15 minutes” which I assume is a timeout). I’d recommend putting sound + vibrations on if you can, enable notifications for the app in Google Play Games/iOS notification settings, and make sure “notice” is on in the ingame settings.

      Note it’s NOT the “vitality full” notification you get, it’s a separate one that’ll directly unlock a fish. Timing seems random, but I got one once a day and usually along with a “2 hours worth of vitality” notification

      • Jonathan Tan

        I was pressing the vitality notifications xD. I only seemed to get the other notification before I got the Dragonet though. After that I didn’t seem to get them. Maybe I need to wait longer

        • Ah, nah it’s totally separate from the vitality ones. I think you have to be totally away from the game for them to accrue so if you tap the vitality ones immediately it probably resets the timer. I got at least one of them in the morning so I figured that was an easy way to get it but maybe it’s random/expires before you wake up unless you’re really lucky.

  • Geschift Le Barbare

    Hard Worker! level 4 is at 755,000 Taps and brings -as expected- 100 gems.

    (yes, I need a life!)

    • Holy crap! Well, thanks for the info.

  • lazyfujoshi

    There’s Cross Damsel, condition: Take a picture of Damsel 3 times. Found by accident while doing a random photo quest :)

    • Could have swore I had that, sure enough I didn’t! Added, thank you!

  • Patrick

    I would like to supplement that the photo quest value is 200 x coral vitality.

    • …oh wow, it’s that simple? I just assumed it was some weird algo and never bothered to figure it out. Thanks a lot! Adding now

  • Eric Siry

    Bonus tip: I accidentally unlocked the Manta Ray by taking three photos of the Oarfish (the fish that unlocks on day 21). This was long before I had the right coral to unlock the Spotted Eagle Ray. But I guess the Oarfish counts as a stingray for that purpose, despite being at the end of the list and not grouped with the other rays?

    Thanks for this guide! I was playing casually for weeks and sought out a guide when I decided to get serious (i.e. the game started to slow down). Very excellent advice and information; now I’ll probably reach the dugong in days.

    • Glad to help! And I added that tidbit about the oarfish. Funny enough they moved it from it’s position at the bottom…but it’s still not with the rays. The oarfish, giant isopod, Football fish and coelacanth seem to be in a little “other” section.

  • Lyzz

    I tried to get the Mahi Mahi playing at real time midnight but nothing happened so I went to sleep. When I woke up in the morning, I opened the game and got the Pygmy Seahorse instead?? I wasn’t even awake at 4AM so I have no idea how that happened.

    • Honestly all I can tell is those unlocks are bugged but people seem to get them anyway. Nothing seems consistent.

  • Juan Manuel

    Hard worker (V) 1 755 000 with a reward of 150 gems

    • Good lord. Thank you and your bloody, broken fingers for that info!

  • Prickly Pear

    I have tapped more than 1 million times and still lagging behind at around several hundred Ps. How on earth did you get to Z in 82000 taps???

    • Pretty much what I mention in the walkthrough. Open app, cast all 3 skills, watch the Recharge Skill ad, cast all three again, carefully ensure I buy a fish/coralite upgrade before using the skill when possible, close the app, open again in 15+ minutes when I can recharge the skills again.

      It’s all about the skills and trying to optimize your upgrades.

  • Kathleen Paranuk Paranuk

    I just did the update.. 4 new fish!
    Coelecanth is for 28 days attendance…
    Peppermint Angel ..you have to create 30 angelfish
    Naso Tang..you have to create 50 Tangs.
    Queen Angel..your fragile Staghorn coral has to reach level 3000

    I have gotten all but the Striped Marlin and these new ones.. all thanks to you!
    Enjoy!!

    • Oh dang, thanks for the heads up…I was about this close to backing up my save and uninstalling (been playing Green The Planet 2 as my idle game lately).

      30 and 50?! they’re really running out of ideas for good unlocks…now I feel dumb for having 50 Moon Jellyfish. Thanks a lot for that info though! Do they publish that somewhere? I had to scour for most of the original hidden ones.

      Happy the guide helped!

      • Kathleen Paranuk Paranuk

        I happened upon another blogger who had the info and I figured I’d share since I found this so helpful.

        • It’s appreciated! …think I’ll pass on getting the Tang and Peppermint Angel myself though…

          • Kathleen Paranuk Paranuk

            I got them… I found that if you tap all your skills then purchase the “magic” 200% increase with 100 gems .. it doubles everything again and the game goes much faster.. this also works on Candies.. if you tap all the skills then get the magic increase you get 30 candies with each tap if your song of the moon is maxed out to 1500%. Just got the update and am already ready to get the Ghost dolphin…still havent been able to catch that danged Striped Marlin though…….

          • I didn’t even remember that Magic multiplier existed, thanks a lot! It’s great for the candies.

            Friend of mine just got the striped marlin, I think it’s on a gametime timer, so the game has to be open for an hour total for a chance to see? Halloween is a good excuse to search for them since you want to reduce the count of fish to make farming candies easier, which means it’s easier to spot the marlin. (they’re fairly obvious, just REALLY rare…)

  • yak188

    For the Halloween Event:
    – Dogface Puffer – Take a picture of Pumpkin 3 times (600 candies)
    – Football Fish – Get candies with commercials 10 times (800 candies) / Thanks to hazel_hng
    – Dumbo Octopus – Share picture of Dogface Puffer 3 times (1000 candies) / Thanks to FishhFinns
    – Goblin Shark – Share picture of tombstone 3 times (1500 candies) / Thanks to hazel_hng

    • Thanks for the heads up! My app hadn’t even updated yet.
      Candies? Suddenly reminding me of Candybox

    • rockatansky

      Where is the tombstone/ what requirements do you need for it?

      • You can’t miss the tombstones once they’re there…be sure your app is updated and connected to the internet.
        I wonder though, if that didn’t help what’s your Coralite level? They appear at the farthest edge of my map, so I think maybe you need Sapphire Sea Fan unlocked first?

        • Sockity Sock

          The tombstones show up once you hit Coralite level 1000. They replace the rocks in the lower tier of the Coralite – unlike the others, they aren’t a coral replacer.

  • Alakazamba

    Does anyone else have the Halloween update yet? I’m trying to find the hidden ghost fish! Thanks :)

    • yak188

      For the Halloween Event:
      – Dogface Puffer – Take a picture of Pumpkin 3 times (600 candies)
      – Football Fish – Get candies with commercials 10 times (800 candies) / Thanks to hazel_hng
      – Dumbo Octopus – Share picture of Dogface Puffer 3 times (1000 candies) / Thanks to FishhFinns
      – Goblin Shark – Share picture of tombstone 3 times (1500 candies) / Thanks to hazel_hng

    • Just finished updating the guide for it! check the new halloween section

  • caelei

    I don’t see a tombstone tho? Could someone tell me where it is?

    • caelei

      also it doesn’t seem to want to let me take a photo of the coral, either. hmm. i’ll have to try the dolphin instead?

      • I don’t think the coral trick ever worked but I heard word of it working sometimes. I just recommend using the dolphin.
        Tombstones should be very obvious, make sure your game is updated and connected to the internet (the event seems to require it). IF you don’t see it still…maybe it’s tied to Coralite level? What’s your coralite and can you make the Sapphire Sea Fan yet? I see them in the same area as the sea fans on my map.

        • caelei

          I think it is tied to Coralite level. I just found the game like three days ago, so my Coralite’s only level 780. I think I’ll need to get to 1000 (the second Coralite ‘growth spurt’?) before the tombstone becomes available.

          Thanks for answering and your guide has really helped me so far!

          • caelei

            and I just confirmed in game that yes, you need to reach lvl 1000 Coralite to get to the tombstones. Thanks!

          • Awesome, thanks! Added that info

  • Loryane Borges

    Como faz pra desbloquear o peixe escondido
    centropyge boylei
    Himantolophidae

    • Himantolophidae = “Football Fish” (assista 10 anúncios de doces na guia evento)
      centropyge boylei = “Peppermint Angelfish” (30 get Angelfish)
      Desculpe se isso é difícil de ler, usando o Google Translate

  • Loryane Borges

    as it does to unlock the fish hidden
    centropyge boylei
    himantolophidae

  • lonelypirate

    You don’t need Sapphire Sea Fan for tombstone, i don’t have it and i got a Goblin Shark

    • Hm, what’s your Coralite level then? I Think it might unlock with the 3rd row of rocks which unlocks the seafan as well…but probably doesn’t actually need the sea fan

      • Shaked

        Indeed, the 3 tombestones and the 3 abyss pumpkins unlocked after reaching lvl 1000(3rd row)

  • Terran

    You don’t need the sea fan for the tombstones, I don’t have them but I do have the third layer of stones on the reef

  • Big D.

    FYI, I bought the Ghost whale. It doesn’t count as a Halloween fish for unlocking the Bone whale. The Ghost whale goes into the list of regular fish to buy with vitality. The buff does make candy worth x2. So; Ghost whale + Song of the moon (max) + Spirit of life = 60 candy per tap.

    • Oh, huh, I just assumed that’s how it worked since its’ how Dugong works, I guess it makes sense for them to make it a Vitality fish instead so you can get more any time of the year. Thanks!

  • LunasoL

    Ghost Dolphin costs 1500 candies

  • TL27

    I’ve taken about a dozen pictures of the Mystery Chest and I still haven’t gotten the Moorish Idol. :( Am I doing something wrong? I tried saving them, taking pics of different chests, sharing them, nothing.

    Sigh.

    Otherwise, I love this game! Thanks so much for this great guide! :D

    • Did you tap the chest in photo mode? It should focus specifically on the chest just like it does with a fish. If that doesn’t work, not sure. Shouldn’t require saving or sharing, just 5 quick snaps. Try closing the app and opening it again? I don’t think it needs to be 5 different chests either, just 5 in a row should have done it.

      • TL27

        I redid it again today, and for some reason this time it worked. *shrug* Guess I should have been patient. Thanks anyway! I love this guide. :)

  • LunasoL

    Ghost Ray (1800 candies)
    Bone Whale (2000 candies)

    Thank you for the guide~

    • Thanks for the info, adding now! I’m only 36/60 of the way to Ghost Ray myself.

      • ZachG

        I find that seahorse are better than the jelly fish for farming candies because the seahorse stay in a confined location.

        • Ah, thanks for the tip! Jellyfish used to be almost completely stationary but aren’t anymore, I didn’t think anything was as limited as them though. Seahorses seem to move at about the same speed but seem to have a narrower overall range of movement

  • Boontai

    Been playing the game for a few days now (on day 4 with the checkin stuff) and I’m already on tier 4 of the tapping achievement, just use 3 fingers while tapping at marginally differing speeds rapidly whenever you use your skills and you should have up to tier five in a couple weeks ^^

    • Whatever works I guess—I think I’ll just concede defeat personally though. As a writer, programmer and gamer I’m already begging for RSI as it is…

      • Boontai

        Ahh I can relate, if you’ve ever played a game called Osu.. Within a month I had to take a break from keyboards to not have permanent damage haha
        By the way, do you have all the Halloween fishes yet?

        • Heh, yeah, rhythm games don’t like me much.

          Yep, got them a few days ago, even made a quick video just in case anyone finds the guide after halloween’s over and wants a peek: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1515tUprYT4 Wasn’t really as bad as I feared, it’s all about playing it right.

  • Donna Merrill

    Which fish count as part of the 30 angels? Will the Moorish Idol count? Thanks for your help.

    • Yeah, like I note under it’s Hidden Fish entry, the Moorish Idol’s still an Angelfish. Usually fish grouped together are part of the same “family” despite the name (though the halloween update has added a ton of fish that don’t quite belong)

  • Patrick

    The game has gone crazy. What’s the point to buy several tens of identical fish just to unlock another. Particularly there is only limited time for the halloween edition and getting candies is not automatic. I know it’s their plan to extend the game play, but isn’t there a more interesting way? As I reached Z level and got all types of fish I can, I don’t even have motive to buy one single duplicate fish, not to mention staying in the game, tapping a lot and still can’t see the target getting nearer.

    It’s no longer the leisure type of games that I can play leisure on my own schedule. I guess I’ll quit…..

    • Halloween Event isn’t nearly as bad as I thought (stupid as it was, getting 50 Ghost Fish only took a couple days with the method I lay out), but I’ll agree the “buy dozens of the exact same fish” is a really terrible way for them to go for hidden fish for a lot of reasons. It’s just super boring grind, the likes of which didn’t really exist in the game (despite being an idle game) until now.

      Love the art style and atmosphere of the game, but they do have their gross moments. The $100 package grosses me out a bit and these are just boring grind.

      The most personally annoying thing is I already bought 60 Jellyfish on my own recognizance because I had no goal to work for, and now those feel like wasted effort since I could have almost had both absurd mystery fish by now if I knew about the reqs. Hoping they don’t do any more stuff like that.

  • shai

    for the narwhal, does it have to be continuously without interruption or is it collectively, like if i just happen to be tapping at that corner for say 200 times today, then tomorrow, i tapped it again for some more? lol

    • Oh it’s cumulative, pretty much everything is. If anything had to be consecutive (I don’t think anything does for unlocks) I’d note it specifically

  • mike

    Does anyone know how to achieve a second corallite face on top of the original??? I saw this as a photo 1st place winner, a second face on top, with a moustache. How the heck does that happen????

    • Never seen anything like that, don’t see it in the current set of photo winners either. Sure it wasn’t just the smiling Coralite face or a fish obscuring it that looked like a moustache?

    • Okay, at least on android this feature was just added today! Click the palette icon at the bottom and if your coralite is high enough level you get a couple different faces to pick from

  • Rose Satola

    I have no seahorses whatsoever, but I was able to unlock the Potbelly Seahorse by sharing a picture of my giant isopod 3 times.
    Can anyone else confirm this? I’m not sure if my game glitched out or not.

    • Haha, that’s hilarious, and classic Abyssrium. I just looked and sure enough, the Isopod is right next to the Seahorses in the list, so I bet it’s just internally classified as a Seahorse (it’s roaming pattern is similar too). There’s a few other oddities like this too. Thanks for the heads up, I’ll note it on the guide.

      • Rose Satola

        That’s so weird, but I’m glad I could specify the tips though!

        • Other fun oddities: The Oarfish is a Stingray, the Sea Slug is a Blowfish and the Narwhal is a Dolphin. There’s probably a few more I don’t know yet, since they’ve added quite a few new fish with no clear classification.

          I’m pretty sure they do it so the new fish can piggyback on the same AI. You’ll notice Isopods have the same roam range as seahorses, Sea Slugs as Blowfish etc.

  • GK Ghima

    Regarding Achievements:
    – A special moment! level 10 is indeed 500
    – Check Attendance level 4 is 25 and level 5 is 50
    – Ready! Action! level 5 is 1000, no longer 920
    – Play with fish! level 7 is 20000

  • Andrew Perrier

    Is it worth buying the halloween package for the 200% candy obtaining?

    • IMO no, mostly because it’s 30 friggin’ bucks for only double candies. The 2x vitality magic and Song of the Moon are more impactful overall and basically free. And Ghost Whale IMO isn’t half as cool as Bone Whale. The ghosts feel pretty phoned-in.

      Check out my candy guide for the specifics and you’ll probably be done pretty easily before the event ends (the 14th): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6kXPKox7RI

  • Andrew Perrier

    Is it worrh buying the halloween package?

  • monstertop

    Delicious Food doesn’t stack with Song of Moon anymore. Is this a rebalancing or a bug? Any info on that?

    • Didn’t notice that, it does have a recent update that just says “bug fix”. No idea if it’s intended or not, I hope not…

    • Tested, it’s still stacking fine on the latest android version. Are you sure you cast Song of the Moon before tapping Delicious Food? The amount the shrimp are worth is set the moment you press it, if you buy a Fish or cast Song of the Moon after pressing it the value stays the same

      • monstertop

        I’m playing on iOS and started the game about 5 days ago. I’m sure I am casting Song of Moon before Delicious Food. I hope it’s a bug that they will fix. Around J, K, L, the games slows down too much without much progress without the stack. I pretty much play all day too, but the hump is too big without the extra boost.

        • Strange, might be an iOS only bug, I’d reporti t using the Bug Report option in the Gear menu or wherever it is on iOS. Don’t have an iOS device to test with myself. It’s not intended behavior as far as I know.

          • monstertop

            I did email them, but didn’t hear back. Thanks for letting me know that they should still stack!

  • At least as of now, Hard Worker IV is 500k taps and Hard Worker V is 1M taps, so they’ve made it a fair amount easier.

    I’ve been tapping the screen like I’m doing a Rock Band solo (or a Guitar Hero solo with those tap notes from GH5 on) to minimize the fatigue.

    While multitapping is certainly an option, it’s not very practical since hammering all your fingers at once constantly is incredibly painful and it kind of goes slower in a way. I’ve been tapping a finger or two at a time in very quick succession for a few days now and not only does it go a hell of a lot faster than just letting autotap do the work, but I haven’t had any fatigue so far. Granted, I’m good with music games, but it’s certainly worth looking into. Been playing for about 5 days now (really 4 because I screwed up and loaded a previous save in a particularly careless tapping session and lost a whole day’s worth of work) and I’m already at 524k.

    Thanks for the guide! Never would’ve realized this existed without it, and having the unlock conditions for the hidden fish was a godsend. :D

    • Happy to help!

      I don’t feel either option really hurts more or less, but both feel nasty after too much. I don’t really tap much at all anymore, just cast my 3 skills and leave anyway. Mostly just watching for updates to keep the guide in order at this point (currently at BF Vitality)

      Sorry your comment got stuck in limbo, Disqus doesn’t like you so I added you to the trusted list.

      • Welp, time to spam the thread with porn! /s

        Anyway, I just noticed a rather nasty glitch with the fourth and fifth Hard Worker achievements on Google Play. The progress is stuck somewhere in the 210k range when I check the GP achievements (42% and 21% respectively) even though the in-game tracker is working properly (at 712k taps now). I had a truly bizarre experience where the game was acting like it had AdVenture Capitalist’s achievement list which rendered me unable to unlock achievements for a little while, but after fixing that, the progress counters for all of my other remaining achievements (skills and days played) went to where they should be. Hard worker, however, is still at 210k, which makes me think the achievements are bugged.

        EDIT: Just managed to get the fourth skill achievement’s tracker to move from 77% to 78%, so the issue is definitely with the Hard Worker line of achievements since those haven’t moved an inch despite me having at least 10k taps in one session. Such a shame too since it’s one of the worst grinds in the game (not quite as terrible as the stupid 1000 skill grind, but still pretty damn bad).

      • I think that me being blocked for moderation happens whenever I edit a comment. I made a reply to this that showed up perfectly fine, but then I made an edit and once I submitted it, it showed up as pending for some reason. The same thing happened to the second comment I made on the article about the BH boss fight in R;B1.

        • The last one that got caught was because of “restricted word”, probably “porn” (even though I set you to trusted

  • monstertop

    For the themes section:

    Little Devil
    Level 3000 for Lonely Corallite

    Autumn Dye
    Level 100 of Star Horn Coral

    Midnight Ocean
    A total of 100 fish

    Hope that helps!

    • Thanks! I wasn’t thinking and accepted all of them before screenshotting the reqs

  • MFrank

    Can you still get the dogface puffer and dumbo octopus now that the Halloween event is over?

    • Nope; anything that was in the Event tab is gone, nothing was moved over to the main list. If you already bought them you can still release/put them away as normal though

  • MFrank

    I just did the 100 taps on the sunfish to get the legendary sunfish. When the notification came, in the upper right corner the words “Sudden Death” appeared, with some brackets around it. Any idea what that was?

    • It’s a reference to the Survive Mola Mola game (it’s about Mola Molas dying a lot). I’ve never seen it myself but it doesn’t mean anything but a reference

  • Sylvestrix

    Brilliant guide! A small query, any idea if the Moorish Idols count as angel fish in the 30 required to get the Peppermint Angel, or is it specifically only those with Angel in the name?

    • Glad it’s helped! Yep, the Idol is an Angelfish for counting purposes; I wouldn’t have the Peppermint without it. I put that in the Moorish Idol section, but I just added it to the Peppermint Angel too

      • Sylvestrix

        Wow, thank you for the incredibly quick reply- much appreciated!

  • Chicken

    Fun fact! For some reason I have a “sailor” outfit instead of the “amigo friend” outfit. Same method of earning, completely different outfit.
    ???????????? I DON’T KNOW.

    • Huh, from the update apparently people hated it so they changed it

      • Chicken

        Well, that explains it, but color me disappointed. I’m not a fan of the sailor, but I didn’t even notice the new little icon until after I’d updated. ALAS. At least I know now though, thanks! I was confused as heck. (And seriously, this is the best guide. Like not just for Abyssrium, but as far as guides go, this one is aces. It’s really comprehensive, and honestly the perfect thing to read when you’re just getting into the app, and dang you’re fast with keeping up with updates too! Go you, and thanks for this! I probably would have missed out on a great little time nibbler without this guide. And you have a fun, honest “voice” to read. You ready hit every button!)

        • Glad you enjoy! I’ve been meaning to write more guides, lots of work though. The Yomawari and Neptunia vs Sega Hard Girls guides never got quite finished, but I’ve been very pleased with how well this one and Axiom Verge’s were received. Never even planned to get into guides, but the response has been great

  • TL27

    Halloween fish do NOT count towards the Midnight Ocean theme, by the way. I have 69 of them and 43 normal fish, and it’s still locked for me. (Bummer too because I love it the most).

    • Ah, I strongly suspected that but it’s great to confirm!

  • Shaked

    About Midnight Ocean, It must be 100 normal fishes, not haloween ones.

  • Jesse Greene

    Halloween event fish dont count towards unlocking any fish it would seem, including ones like the hammerhead shark, which requires saving pictures of another shark, I tested this with that, the manta ray, and the Commerson dolphin, first with the event fish that should unlock them, then with non event sharks rays and dolphins which did unlock them. Not really a correction on anything in this helpful guide, but still might be worth adding.

    • Oh wow, really? I figured they’d at least count for same species. I’ll find somewhere to add a note, thanks for that! Some of these things I can’t test myself since I already unlocked ’em so it’s really great when people comment!

    • Willy Yeremi

      Hey can i add you at facebook?i want get the spadefish

  • monstertop

    Hi, sorry if I’m being nit picky but I was wondering what this means and for what benefit?

    “I use two fingers to upgrade two Coral types at once. You can do three, but sometimes I accidentally scroll the menu when trying that.”

    • Oh that tip’s not really relevant anymore since there’s buttons to upgrade more than one level of coral at once, I’ll just remove it. I just meant that since AbyssRium accepts multitouch input, you can use two fingers to tap two different “upgrade” buttons at once. Before the mass-upgrade buttons, this made grinding coral upgrades slightly less infuriating.

  • Shaked

    I’m not sure if it’s a bug, but for sure one of the haloween fishes doesn’t count even as special species, as I got 79 species and it states above that I got 68(+10) species, which is 78. I think the bone whale doesn’t count, but not 100% sure, it could be any other haloween fish. The fish total count however is allright.

    • Yeah, I think the (X+Y) format on the fish counter is meant to make it clear that *no* event fish count for anything other than their own event. Makes sense, since they’re earned separately.

      Though Ghost Whale might count as a normal fish since apparently you buy it with Vitality (presumably all fish you pay real money for “count” if it does)

  • GK Ghima

    A couple more achievements:
    Play with fish! Level 8 is 30000
    Hard Worker! Level 4 is 500000 after the update

    • GK Ghima

      Also a very minor thing that bothers me disproportionately:
      Your Ready! Action! Levels list has an extra ‘?’ that doesn’t belong.

    • Thanks, corrected those!

  • Keegan Phillips

    Just got a new hidden fish! Mauve Stinger, awarded for 10 pictures of a jellyfish.

  • Shaked

    Hard Worker first crown achievements is 2M taps

    By the way, I think there’s a bug where one of the haloween fishes doesn’t count as unique speciey at the unique species count. right now I got 11 haloween fishes, but it states I own 77(+10) species, when means it only counts up 10 of them and one is missing, which one I’m not sure.

    • Thanks, added that

      Oh yeah I noticed that, not sure what the deal is. Can’t really experiment anymore since the event’s over. Doesn’t seem to matter anyway, those fish only count for their own event, and the Bone Whale’s tracking was correct even if the +10 isn’t

  • Zackary Lee

    The cowfish count as blowfish when unlocking the Camel Cowfish.

    • Not sure how I didn’t have that added already, thanks, added!

  • Land Turtle

    I must be really slow ’cause I’m at L vitality and tomorrow I unlock the oarfish lol

    • It all depends on how often you open it. I just open it every few hours if I remember to cast my 3 skills

      • Land Turtle

        Kk, thx.

        Also, is the Coelacanth coded as a certain creature(ex. Oarfish is a ray, Isopod is a Seahorse and I suspect the Slug is a Boxfish)? Or are you not sure?

        • It probably is, but I’m not sure what. I no longer have the locked items to check with so I usually depend on comments to confirm if something actually counts. For instance the Isopod is definitely using the Seahorse’s AI, but I’m not 100% sure it counts for it’s unlocks.

          The Event dolphins didn’t count as dolphins, but I suspect it’s just because they’re marked “event fish”.

          • Land Turtle

            Welp, I’ll find out in two days(or tomorrow, depending if I can activate a glitch)

  • jack

    i cant take it anymore, maybe my phone is bugged, the time cheating doesnt seem to work for me and also ive took a million pictures of that chest focusing on it and saving it and nothing happens at all. am i missing out something. must the wifi be on or off when i time cheat?

    • More and more features have been turning online-only lately, like skills it seems. It’s possible time cheating just doesn’t work at all, I’ll try and just remove that section if nothing works I guess.

      Not sure why the chest wouldn’t work, was an easy unlock for me. Might just make sure your time is right, online is on, close the app entirely and try again. Maybe even unlocking stuff is online-only now. It didn’t used to be but it seems like they cracked down around the time of the halloween event

  • jack

    i still cant manage to get the mahi mahi and 4 am seahorse though. been doing time cheats for ages and other ways but none have work also even though i have took a million pictures of the chest even zooming in on it and saving the photos, the secret fissh has yet to be unlocked. is my phone bugged

    • Haven’t heard of this issue before but the time based ones were always spotty. Like I said I’m not sure how well cheating even works anymore so I’d just try playing it with time set properly + connected online for a while.

    • Sarah

      It’s based on game time, not real time. I got both after less than a week of playing, and I definitely didn’t play at midnight or 4am at all. Both appeared in the afternoon.

  • Swelnet

    Hi there!
    I just noticed an update adding new (4) fish.
    I haven’t been able to get them so I have no idea about the conditions required!

    – Juvenile Pinnate Spadefish
    – Nautilus
    – Panther Grouper
    – Giant Squid

    I’m around level 5000.

    • Thanks, from other comments I guess it’s only the Panther Grouper we’re totally in the dark on

  • GK Ghima

    The update has been mentioned, but I thought I’d let you know (if you hadn’t already figured it out) that the attendance has been expanded to 5 weeks and the Giant Squid is the reward at the end. The per-day bonus is 50 gems for the fifth week just like the fourth week, so it seems that that might be the cap if they expand it further. No idea how to get the three hidden fish, either, though.

    • GK Ghima

      Found something on Reddit, apparently the Juvenile Pinnate Spadefish is unlocked by having 5 Facebook friends in the game. I’m still not 100% sure how the mechanic works, though.

      • GK Ghima

        I found out that it works like this:
        If a Facebook friend of yours is synched with the app, that counts as 1 for the achievements/fish; you can also invite people to play the game, but I don’t think that does anything until they actually get the app.

        • I hope it’s only that one fish then, I’m not sure I’ll be getting anything tied to facebook stuff. I have one person in my list and I suspect “Kim” is just a default friend not anyone on my facebook

          • Eva Lovasco

            I also have “Kim,” too, and she mysteriously has ALL of the expensive fish… I thought that was, er, fishy lol

          • Yeah, I noticed that. It seems it is their “look at all this cool stuff you can buy wink wink” showcase

  • David Manvell
    • GK Ghima

      Did this unlock right away? I know I’ve used Delicious Food north of 200 times and I didn’t get it when I updated.

      • Swelnet

        Same here, I used Delicious Food really quite a lot prior to the update, and I still can’t buy the Nautilus.
        David Manvell, did you use Delicious Food 50 times yesterday?
        If you did, how did you manage to use it so often in a day?

        • With level 10 Mystic Conch you can use it every 8 minutes upon watching an ad, it’s fairly possible with intensive play.

          • David Manvell

            I didn’t use it a lot but to be honest I never actually sat there and counted or anything. I know there was a new update that was just put out and I figured that I just triggered it. It’s very possible that I may have used it 50 times. That does seem like a hell of a lot if I had to guess though I would have thought that maybe tops maybe 15 or 20 but then again when you play this game sometimes you just kind of brain dead and just keep clicking buttons so maybe I did hit 50.

    • Thanks! And nah, looks like it doesn’t count prior uses (I’ve used it hundreds of times by now I’m sure)

  • David Manvell

    Discovered a new fish ‘Nautilus’ today. See photo.

  • GK Ghima

    New achievement added with the update:
    With friends!
    Make X facebook friends
    Levels: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25

    • Thanks for the info, just checking in now. Figures it’s facebook only, not twitter. Looks like there’s some achievements I’ll definitely never get

  • Thomas Asplin

    Can someone help me by adding me on facebook for the new fish?

  • GK Ghima

    More achievements!
    Mysterious Stone! Level 9 – 8000
    Play with fish! Level 9 – 40,000

    With friends! Level 6 – 30
    Note: It seems the friend list may be bugged because no one can get the game to acknowledge more than 25 friends, so for now Crown Levels are impossible.

    • Thanks! Got those added, and noted the bug

  • Ainz Zazel

    Panther Grouper can be unlocked by sharing picture of parrot fish 10 times.

  • Sarah

    Does the marlin still exist? I’ve been playing for 3 weeks now and have never seen them.

    • Pretty sure, took me weeks to see too. Pretty sure they have a chance to show up based on ingame time so watching the game is the only way to find them, not checking regularly for just a second

  • Land Turtle

    I found a glitch in the attendance system.

    • GK Ghima

      Could you describe it?

      • Land Turtle

        If you turn off your phone in the award system, it’ll skip a day(but only one day, from what I’ve seen). You’ll get both prizes for both days(ex. 100 gems for the Giant Squid week(or Giant Swuid if on last 2 days)).

    • What is it?

      • Land Turtle

        If you turn off your iPad/phone while the game is checking attendance(reward system), it’ll most likely skip a day.

        • Do you get both rewards or permanently miss the day or what? Just turn off the phone while the screen is displayed? I run out of days to wait on thursday so I’m not sure I want to mess with it myself.

          • Land Turtle

            If you do it tomorrow, you’ll get the Giant Squid 1 day early. You get the prizes for both days, and the next day, it’ll be like you actually waited 2 days, and it won’t glitch df out. So, don’t worry about it.

  • Danny Roth

    Hi Sir TapTap! I’d first like to thank you for taking the time to create such a fantastic, in-depth guide. Secondly, in regards to the Mahi Mahi, I was able to unlock it by time-cheating, setting my clock to 11:59pm and then going from game to home screen a number of times once the clock had changed to 12:00. The achievement I received said it was received after doing so 10 times. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d47fe83c954fa0d77e99010cdf33bdaf6c4c3cccb592b5be1f1a28c003f6094e.png

    • Glad you like the guide! I’ll add that to the mahi mahi section.Maybe it’s letting the clock roll over that’s the trick.

  • hi

    Panther Grouper 10 shared photos of a parrot fish

  • Willy Yeremi

    How about all abyssrium player in here add other player facebook so we can get the spadefish.my facebook is Willy Yeremi.(sorry for bad english)

  • Deana Smith

    On the topic of the christmas event, I have some info for you Sir!

    The Walrus is unlocked by sharing a photo of christmas tree 5 times (You need to buy the christmas potion for 500 candies to see the x-mas trees)

    The baby penguin is unlocked by tapping with 4 fingers 100 times (I was probably one of the first people to find this, I posted an image to reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/AbyssRium/comments/5h876v/baby_penguin_found_proof_i_found_him_lol/

    • Thanks! What region do you happen to be in BTW? I’m in the US and my app hasn’t updated, even checked the store. I see a christmas icon in the play store but no updates for the game. I’ll start adding what I know to the guide though.

      • Deana Smith

        I’m in the US, but I have heard that people were getting the update later than others. You should have it by now or get it soon.

        • Deana Smith

          Also, POLAR BEAR INFO!
          on reddit we have figured out that the polar bear is unlocked by sharing a picture of the coralite in rudolph costume 3 times, which requires 50 event fish to even get the costume.

          • Yep, just got polar and some general christmas info added! Thanks for all the help. Just Emperor Penguin and Prized Walking Fish left it seems. No one seems to know.

  • Megan Francis

    The Christmas event ends January 23rd. It says so in the update in the play store.

    • Oh! Thanks! I legit didn’t think to check since I’m so used to apps not bothering with real What’s New. Glad they started doing it right.

  • Heather Martin

    Emperor Penguin: Focus on baby penguin for 1 minute

    • Yep, got that added just before I found this comment!
      Not sure what the deal with the walking fish is yet. Game seems to treat it like a hidden fish but the What’s New page acts like it’s a gift. Can’t find anyone who actually has it yet.

      • Heather Martin

        I found it by accident – had a photo challenge for the baby penguin and got distracted. Closed the photo viewer and there it was!

        Yeah, I noticed that too. I’m trying to work out if there’s a button for it somewhere…

        • Luke Robson

          I found mine under the Event tab. It appeared above where the 50 candy ad usually is. But after clicking the button, I could only receive one fish; it is currently no where else to be found for me.

      • Bailey Binns

        I got the prized walking fish. you randomly get it. it is a free gift for the game being chosen as the game of the year. it showed up for me under the shop drop down folder with all the packages

        • Jed Buensalida

          Me too!

      • Kai Jackson

        You can get the prized walking fish just by starting the game, it comes for free in the shop. It seems bugged though, because I got it on my second account but not my first. Both my accounts are on Android.

        • Kai Jackson

          Just to add on to that, in the Google play store description it says all users get the prized walking fish

      • Luke Robson

        I found mine under the Event tab. It appeared above where the 50 candy ad usually is. But after clicking the button, I could only receive one fish; it is currently no where else to be found for me. I wish I could buy more than one.

        • Weird, maybe it being in the shop was a bug (it was an odd placement, anyone who doesn’t like to watch ads might have missed it). I’ll edit that it might be in the Event tab too once the site’s upgraded so it can actually handle the traffic…
          And yeah, looks like you only get one since it was free. Would be nice if you could just buy more with vitality.

  • Heather Martin

    Also, the prized walking fish is supposedly going to be given to every user because of winning 2016 best game thing.

  • Heather Martin

    Check attendance crown level 1: 75, reward 50 gems

  • Heather Martin

    Quests: This is wrong. Check Quests by clicking the award ribbon icon in the bottom of the “Trophy”/achievements menu

    You access it by clicking the sand timer icon to the right of the award ribbon icon in the trophy menu

  • Heather Martin

    Also, reading through, the three skills definitely max out at 11, and the artifacts max out at 10 – you still have ? marks next to them.

    The quests are bugged at the moment and you can somehow claim all quests at once without doing anything…

    • Hadn’t maxed my skills/stuff yet but I’ll correct that. Still got a couple levels of Eruption and Nautilus left.

      Quests are all KINDS of bugs. I don’t know if it does it for everyone, but it stopped tracking progress, and dozens of successful/failed quests are stuck in the menu, and I get 500 gems for taking on new quests. I have no idea what’s going but hey, 500 free gems a week.

      RE the hourglass: Oh must have fat fingered the quest icon my first try and never corrected it.

  • Jess

    I downloaded the game only a few days ago, so I’m only on level 750 of the coralite. I’m not seeing the Christmas update at all (playing on iphone, downloaded the game through the US store but my timezone is actually Japan). Do you know if you need to be a certain level to see it? I don’t want to miss out on the event!

    • I think it’s just rolling out slowly, I’ve heard of a few others that still don’t have it. I’ve always been high level when events start so I don’t know for sure, but I don’t believe they’ve ever been level-limited

      • Jess

        Ok I guess I just have to be patient… and I’m working on getting to level 1000 meanwhile just in case!

  • Ryan Dawson

    I’ve tapped with four fingers about 1000 times and still no baby penguin, I’m beginning to get frustrated. Can anyone help?

  • Ryan Dawson

    I have tapped close to 1500 times with four fingers and still no baby penguin. Can anyone help?

    • Does your phone not support 4 touch points perhaps? It’s pretty common now, but it’s not unheard of for a phone to support only two/ You’re using all four at once, right?

  • Gemma Edwards

    You can’t buy the Rudolf costume for 500 candies. The only option is to have 50 christmas fish

    • SarcasticAnnie

      You’re right. You buy it for 2000 candies. However, before purchasing the requirement is to have 50 christmas fish.

  • Land Turtle

    Legendary Mola Mola is dead

  • Seth Renae Vroon

    Polar bear is 8A and Snowflake whale is 10A

    • Seth Renae Vroon

      And the Rudolf skin is 2A

  • GK Ghima

    The friends list is fixed…sort of. Instead of maxing out at 26, now it’s 501. Yes I have more friends than that. In any case, the With friends! achievement’s crown levels are now obtainable.

    Perhaps unsurprisingly given the previous levels, they are:
    30, 35, 40, 45, 50

    • Ah cool, thanks for that info. Added to the guide

  • GK Ghima

    I just realized something. The Collector achievement Level 7 should be achievable now. If you bought all the IAP packs, including the harp seal which is no longer available, and have the Legendary Sun Fish, which is also no longer available, when they give out the “prized walking fish” it should total 100. Assuming the snowflake whale counts as a regular fish like the ghost whale, that is. Most (read: basically all) people will have to wait until they add more fish post-Christmas, though.

    • GK Ghima

      Never mind, I have been informed that the snowflake whale counts as an event fish, so the current possible maximum is still 99. We’ll get to 100 eventually!

      • Seth Renae Vroon

        It’s both an event fish and a normal fish. You can get it free through the event OR you can purchase it with the Christmas bundle, where is gives the vitality increase.

        • So you can buy more via vitality if you pay, right? I guess I’ll add that info in.

  • Toshiro Hitsugaya (Toshi)

    I can’t unlock the baby penguin because my phone doesn’t register that I’m tapping with 4 fingers. What do I do? Is there a way to solve it?

    • Don’t know of any yet, I’ll add any tricks I find though. Anyone Know of a way, short of using a different phone?

  • jonh

    i cant get the penguin
    does anyone else has this problem? been tapping with my four fingers for the past half an hour…

    • Yeah, any phone that doesn’t have 4 point multitouch can’t get it. Not sure if there’s a workaround

  • Stephie Au

    Prized Walking Fish
    Description: Best Games of 2016 Celebration Gift
    Randomly appeared in the “shop” tab at the top, above watching ads for gems. You tap it to get it for free https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c11655d4c85e559eeb1130215be6c65108d250c3418568af87117dc20eb79500.png

  • Mélissa Dubé

    The price walking fish is free in the videos section of the games for how was looking for it.

  • Hi! Great site, by the way.
    I saw someone with a red/pink axolotl….any idea how to get that?

    • Just added that, seems it was added today. it’s in the shop tab if you haven’t found it

  • Rachel Symski

    just got the walking fish- check the shop section, might have been added at midnight

  • Honney Wells

    Walking fish is in shop where you usually can watch ad for gems, and it’s free

  • Esmarlin Cabrera

    Prized fish was a gift. Founded under the https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68fe0223b2918ac6124f2cc63d6529075f2b22247d63f6d91e95f78026b0a260.png magic section. Unable to buy more.

  • Fey
  • Shaked

    I did a calculation, if you want to get by free the snowflake whale, you need a minimum of 68,500 candies(68.5A), with only buying snowflake angelfishes if possible(and not other fish needed).
    which means:
    68.5k fish’s vitality clicks with no skills
    13.7k fish’s vitality clicks with skills not upgraded
    4.56~k fish’s vitality clicks with fully upgraded skills
    2.28~k fish’s vitality clicks if also the double effect is on.
    or only see the ads 1370 times=685 hours=28.54 days
    or, get a time machine and collect candies from the haloween event.
    Hope that info will help somehow to set aim.
    I’m sorry but I don’t think this event is a ‘bit’ harder than the previous one in terms of clicking and activity….

    • Shaked

      also, as by average you click fish’s vitality 100 times on skill time, we can push it even further:
      137 times skills with no upgrades = 34.25 hours
      46 times skills fully upgraded = 11.25 hours
      23 times skill fully upgraded+double magic
      the time ofcourse is of the cooldown you have to wait for the skill to be recharged again, of course if you pop into the game like every 2 hours or so it will be making much more sense but you need to be active for at least 12 min to make it benefiting.

      • Shaked

        also, the Title of Haloween event need to be the same font size of christmas event(bigger)
        also, should be mentioned that the theme of christmas also gives new christmas backgroud music I assume.

        • Shaked

          **christmas dye, not the theme.

        • Oh, it’s the dye that brings the music? I thought it was just a replacement during the event. I’ll edit that in when I can, thanks.
          Not sure what you mean about the title of events, they should be the same heading size

        • Oh, weird, Halloween had a formatting span around it so it did display differently, fixed it. Wordpress’ WYSIWYG editor seems to get out of sync with proper HTML sometimes. Thanks for pointing that out

    • Sorry for the late response, wasn’t 100% sure how to work this in…so I just quoted it (with credit of course). Thanks for working it all out!

  • Aaron Ford

    If you really want gems, take pictures very quickly without saving them, all back to back, so you can get gems from the Photographer achievements. Make sure to accept the quests when you do this, so that way, you can get extra. I was able to completely aquire it in one day. Takes a lot patience, I tell you that. Also, do the offers. You get a lot of gems for just downloading and running an app. I’ve collected thousands of gems using this method. Patience pays off! ^_^

    • Yeah, those are the first things I maxxed. I mention it in the achievement section but I might stick it in the walkthrough somewhere since people have a thirst for gems especially since Song of the Moon is so important with events now.

  • GK Ghima

    More achievements!
    – Play with fish! Level 10 is indeed 50000
    – Coral of Life! Level 9 is 100000

    Also, concerning the Google Play achievements, mine seem to be bugged. Specifically the google play games version of Hard Worker, which seems to have stopped counting at roughly 210,000. The weirdest part is that even though it didn’t give me the IV achievement, it still revealed the V achievement, which is supposed to be locked until you get the IV. Anyone having similar issues?

    • Thanks, I’ll add those once the site’s upgraded…I can’t access my admin stuff right now because of resource limits, too many hits.

      Google play achievements in general and specifically in abyssrium seem pretty buggy. For a while I was getting 3 achievement popups every time I tapped the trophy icon. I’d honestly just ignore it and hope it works out, it uuuuusually has worked out in the past for me.

      As of this moment, I’m still seeing Tap My Katamari’s achievements in Abyssrium instead lol. And the quests are even buggier.

      • GK Ghima

        What I think will annoy me the most in the long run is that I created my google play games account for this game, and didn’t do so until after the tutorial, so I Am Not Alone is forever locked away. I think it only checks that the fish count has gone from 0 to 1, so I can’t get it without making a new account.

        • There might be a way using cloud saves (upload your save, delete and redownload the game, get achievement, download save) but there’s nooooo way I’m testing with my main account. Personally I don’t care too much since the 1 million taps achievement is probably going to be locked forever, though soonish that’s going to be all I have left (tbh I thought I’d get bored before a week)

          If anyone’s gutsy enough to try it or makes a test account to do so let me know the exact results and steps!

          • I’ve done it before in my desparate attempt to get AdVenture Capitalist’s achievements away from Abyssrium, and while my achievements were still borked (they have thankfully fixed themselves now with AVC off my phone), I was able to download my save and start from where I left off. It’s as you said: save the game to the cloud from settings, uninstall the game, reinstall and do what you need to do, and then load the old save from the server and continue on your merry way.

            In regards to the Hard Worker IV/V glitch, both achievements pop at once when you reach 1M taps. I know because the exact same thing happened to me, and at the exact same count as well (210k).

            At this point, I just have about 12 days left for the last attendance achievement and nearly 500 skills left for the last skill achievement. For as much as people complain about the tapping achievements, at least those are possible to do reasonably depending on how you play; 1000 skills when there’s only three to use at a time is just ridiculous.

          • GK Ghima

            Neat. Thanks for the info.

          • I mean I’ve cast 3000 skills and still have 350,000 taps, I Think the tap ones are pretty unreasonable, and they’re tracked in the actual google Play achievements so I feel like they “matter” a bit more (at least one ingame achievement is currently *actually* impossible to max, Collector). The skill ones definitely go too high in the Crown levels though.

  • Tina

    I was able to get one baby penguin (hidden Christmas “fish”) by tapping with 4 fingers 100x

  • AnariaLaurelin

    Quests are not appearing on my game. Maybe an iOS/ android thing? I also didn’t get the Christmas event until yesterday, so perhaps it’ll appear later?

    • Which platform are you on? They’re on Android for sure, don’t have an ios thing to test but I figured they’d be the same. It’s in Trophy icon -> Ribbon icon.

      And quests were before the Christmas event so that shouldn’t be it

      • AnariaLaurelin

        I’m on iOS. I have the ribbon icon and a crown icon but not the hourglass icon, and the two icons I have go to either Game Center achievements or ranking. On Game Center there is a third tab of ‘challenges’ but I think it requires Facebook (?) I haven’t connected Facebook to the app–could that be it?

        • Its’ not facebook–apparently it is Android exclusive. I just assumed they wouldn’t have exclusive features, I’ll edit the guide

  • AnDy Hua

    See ” Finally got it : Mahi Mahi ” on

    https://youtu.be/6qT5QSJoTtw

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017 to you all. ^_^

  • terrapinteri

    Could someone repeat how to get around the non multi tap phone issue?

    • I’m not sure one is known yet. Some people just got it randomly (there’s a bug some people are getting where watching ads randomly buys christmas fish, whether they have candy or not), I’ve heard one person on reddit that said just tapping really fast with two fingers might have done it for them. If anyone can confirm anything it’d be great.

      • terrapinteri

        Thank you sir

  • AlniyatCreatureCat

    Anyone know a workaround for the 4 finger multi-touch? My phone’s only capable of 3. :/

    • Try just tapping a lot with 2-3 fingers and see if it unlocks? I’ve heard unconfirmed reports of people without multitouch getting it just by tapping a lot. If you could confirm either way it’d be great.

      • AlniyatCreatureCat

        I was unable to unlock the baby penguin with various quick taps. I wound up borrowing a friends phone for a moment to unlock it.

        • Ah, huh. I figured that was a stretch of an idea anyway.

    • GK Ghima

      My guess is, there’s a tiny margin of error in the detection so that the fingers can hit a few milliseconds apart and it should still count. I’m not sure if it’s humanly possible, but the only way I can think of is to tap with two or three fingers fast enough that the second taps fall inside that margin of error.

  • Hayley Huff

    How do I get the giant squid when the check-in action has long since been achieved?

    • GK Ghima

      If you mean that you got the coelacanth before the update, it should just start counting the days since the update as new days of attendance.

    • Like Ghima said it just continues where you left off. It should be almost literally the first thing you see when you start the game after an update that adds to the attendance sheet. Note you have to be online and updated to get it.

  • Jordan Bowling

    I have unlocked the penguin buy it does not show up in the buy dis collum how do I fix this

    • You’re looking in Event, right? It’s in the event tab not the fish one since it’s a seasonal one.

      • Jordan Bowling

        oh thank you

  • Ashley Holmes

    Sir Tap Tap,
    I wanted to let you know that I tried to get the Commerson Dolphin by locking onto the Narwhal and saving 3 pictures. I just so happens my Narwhal was in front of my Coralite for all 3. When the dolphin unlocked, the pop up said it was because of saving 3 Coralite pics. But I did try that before getting the Narwhal, just to try it, and it didn’t work. I think that the message does not match the actual pics that need to be saved.

    • Yeah, I’m just going to remove the bit about the Coralite, I’m really sure that’s just a total error on their part. Not sure why it was never fixed

  • vicvic

    I can confirm that changing the clock still works(sort of..) as of today
    Got pygmy seahorse immediately whereas Mahi-Mahi came about roughly 10 hours after i achieved the condition.
    Attendance still works for me, but do note that i only changed to clock to 0am and 4am ONLY, meaning i didn’t change the date or skip a month

    • Cool to know! I’ll be sure to note that in the guide

  • Jessica Wallace

    If you have a phone that has 3D touch, press the screen and when the fist eat the shrimp it gives you vitality at a higher rate than your taps. I haven’t done the math but its a pretty big increase if you’re just starting out on the game and need some extra vitality.

    • Do you know how many times the normal tap vitality rate it gives? Do they all give as much or are there diminishing returns or something? I heard about this on Reddit but wasn’t sure what to add since I don’t have an iOS device with 3D touch.

      Weird they’re doing so many platform-specific things. First google-play only quests now this only on iOS

      • Jessica Wallace

        I’m really bad at math and don’t have the brain capacity to figure it out. But I just checked on my second account and it got 984.848H with a tap and 9.848I with a shrimp. I know that’s some really easy percentage but like I said, math wasn’t my strong suit it college.

        • Ah, thanks. Yeah that’s a 10x increase which makes sense, good but not too good. I went and edited that in.

      • Jessica Wallace

        It’s a 10% increase

        • GK Ghima

          It’s a 10x increase.

      • GK Ghima

        I’m on android, but based on people discussing it in the facebook group, it gives 10 times your tap amount every time, but as a trade-off you can’t do it as fast as normal tapping.

        I obviously can’t test it, but someone should see if it’s worth more (or less) towards Hard Worker.

        • Got the info so far added. I’d assume it doesn’t count towards hard worker, most auto/multi/etc tap effects don’t count towards it at all, just good ol’ manual labor.

          Those achievements are now the only thing keeping me from 100% google achievements now too. Still over 600k to go…

  • Jordan Bowling

    how many candy canes does the polar bear cost when you unlock him

  • GK Ghima

    I got a tip from the facebook group, and I think it’s worth adding to the guide.

    When trying to take a picture of the marlins, take a picture as soon as you enter photo mode and then tap on one of the marlins while they are frozen. When you hit retake picture, the focus will automatically shift to the marlin and you can take the picture then. No need to chase them around!

    • Ohhh that’s clever! I only recently found about the freeze-frame and didn’t realize you could even change focus like that. Thanks!

  • Shai Ng

    ive been trying to get the walrus. it wont work with me sharing the christmas tree. i shared it more than 5 times. am i doing something wrong?

    • Are you focused on the christmas tree? If you tap the tree it should steal focus just like it does when zooming on a fish. It won’t count if they’re just in the frame

  • Rachael Philosoraptor Jetter

    For the HTC M10 phone, going to settings>display, gestures, and buttons and turning off media gesture enables the app to recognize four finger tapping and get the baby penguin. If media gesture is on it won’t recognize it.

  • L

    For the hidden fish that requires opening app upon notification, it’s not just random chance. I get s notification saying there’s a hidden fish active for 10 minutes and it’s when I hit that notification did it give me the fish. I don’t know what it’s like for android or if this was for an older version but I get told which notification will give it to me. Unless you mean that that specific notification is random then yes, it does happen at a random during the day, once a day

    • YEah, that’s what I meant. I edited it to make the wording more clear

    • GK Ghima

      Actually, no, the special notification has a chance to happen 30 minutes after you close the game. From extensive clock-fudging I can tell you that it absolutely can happen more than once a day and the time it happens is not random.

      That aside, I do agree that the guide should be more clear about the notification fish.

      • GK Ghima

        Thinking about it, I should probably be more descriptive. Basically, I was clock-fudging to try to get the Mahi Mahi by opening the app 10 times at every hour of the day (it didn’t work). In the process I noticed that if I set my clock forward an hour or more, I would sometimes get the special notification, but if I hit it it had already expired. If I set the clock forward in 30-minute increments, however, I would still get the notification but it worked when I hit it. I got all three fish that way without ever setting my clock to a different day.

      • Oh, thanks! I just found the notifications when I woke up in the morning so I assumed the timing was far longer. I’ll edit

  • Nhat Anh

    I missed Halloween event. Will I be able to get those event fish in the future?

    • We don’t really know. Game’s not old enough to have repeated any events. It’s possible the events repeat, the events have new fish only, or it’s a mix of old and new fish. I’d hope for the latter but haven’t see any official info.

  • TL27

    The Rudolph costume costs 2.000A candy canes as well as having to have 50 event fish, by the way. Which I mean wasn’t having to buy all those fish enough? xD

    • TL27

      And now I see you have that, but not in the theme section, my bad.

    • Oh oops, thanks edited that in! Problem of having info duplicated. Thanks for the catch!

  • Aaron Ford

    Hey taptap. I ran the numbers of wether remains of nautilius or eruption were better, turns out the eruption is better. Look:

    Pretend you have A vitality

    Max Volcanic E = 10 tps (taps per second) for 15 mins. 10tps × 60s (1minute) = 600tpm (taps per minute). 600 tpm x 15m = 9.0A per 15 minute period.

    Max Nautilius = 120tpm. 120 tpm × 15m = 1.8A per 15 minute period.

    There you have. It feel free to check my math if I’ve made any mistakes.

    • Nautilus gets multiplied by Song of the Moon though doesn’t it? I don’t even consider taps w/o Song of the Moon to be valid at my level of Vitality + max SotM but haven’t counted it up

    • Went and added this to the guide though. Good to have exact info even if IMO neither really matters much by the time you have the gems to burn on the two worst skills.

  • Cordelia Chang

    Just as a guess the vitality coralite needs to upgrade 25 levels at once is about 70 times how much vitality it needs at the first level.

    For example: at lv 5125, coralite needs about 705.270 AX to upgrade to lv 5126; mean ing that it needs 70 * 705.270 AX = about 49 AY to upgrade to lv 5150.

    I realize that the above is not rlly helpful -_-

    • Ah, did a quick test and you’re right! Thanks a lot for that, edited it in!

  • Ryan Dawson

    I have an Alcatel pixi one touch that only allows two taps at once, can’t find a way to do more and therefore no baby
    penguin. Please help!!!!!!

    • So far the only way we’ve found is to actually download your save onto a friend’s phone and unlock it and re-save to the cloud

  • Caspian

    For the Manta Ray, it doesn’t have to be Twitter, I used Facebook to share it and it worked

    • Caspain

      Im pretty sure all you have to do is just share it

  • KaykayLimez

    Unlocked Snowflake Sea slug by owning 3 Snowflake Angelfish :D

  • Guest

    I was able to get the notification fish (gotten two of three so far) with the notifications turned off. I must have opened the app when I would have had a notification for them had I had that on. Also, I wonder if the play at midnight/4 am is based on a time zone? Because I’ve never played at 4 am and got that fish, and the midnight one later. I did not use a clock cheat. I often play early in the morning (7 am my time) and a time zone difference could account for how I got them.

    • The time based fish seem to be really inconsistent or bugged. Some people get them without rhyme or reason but messing with the clock also usually works. Noted that about the notification fish though.

  • GK Ghima

    Because the guide doesn’t note this, I thought I’d mention that the prized walking fish does not count towards your total fish count or species count as I had previously assumed. I guess because they’re just giving it to you, they don’t want you to benefit from it. With that in mind, it seems Collector! Level 7 is out of reach until after the Christmas event.

    • oh yeah, figured it’d be an “event fish” since those are a thing. Haven’t really bothered chronicling how possible Collector level 7 is until it’s possible for people without paid fish (or maybe once it only requires a single one)

  • Elizabeth Douglas

    How do you get the penguin with the double tap? I think I’m doing it wrong. I must’ve tapped more than a hundred times and I still don’t have it.

    • You’re tapping with two fingers at once right, and your app is updated? The actual update that changed the Penguin’s unlock condition just came down on christmas eve, it was 4 taps before that (which is impossible on some old/cheap phones)

      • Elizabeth Douglas

        I actually downloaded the app 2 days ago so I should be good for the update. I absolutely love the game.
        Does it make a difference where I tap? Do I have to tap consistently or can I do it in bursts? Does it matter if my fingers are apart or do they have to be close together? I’ve tried it every single way I can think of

        • Weird, I’d do a full phone reboot and double check the store for updates just to be sure, tap with both fingers at once (wide enough they’re not somehow counted as a single press I guess). Your phone does register two independent taps at once, right? you should be able to notice by watching if two overlapping vitality numbers pop up if you press with two. They shouldn’t have to be consecutive, but 100 taps comes fast enough that shouldn’t be a big problem as long as it’s actually counting them.

          I unlocked it before the change though, for all I know it’s bugged, is anyone else reading having issues?

  • Madison Royea Osborne

    To get the baby penguin:
    Tap with both fingers 100 times

    • Got that one in the guide, it’s not new though the requirement was just changed (used to be 4, but a lot of phones couldn’t run it). Thanks!

  • Annie

    I had a very strange bug (potentially helpful, potentionally jealousy-infusing). During my bug, the quests were acting…strangely. I would accept a quest and without even completing it, the quest would reward me. Because of this bug, I got snowflake whale within 2 days of playing the game by buying it with the gems earned from the bug. I had a ton of gems…too many to know what to do with. I had maxed all my upgrades like Song of the Moon and Delicious Food and had all of the christmas event fish…plus some. I definitely like my bug though because of all the extra gems I am getting. Has anyone else experienced this?

  • Annie

    I had a very strange bug (potentially helpful, potentionally jealousy-infusing). During my bug, the quests were acting…strangely. I would accept a quest and without even completing it, the quest would reward me. Because of this bug, I got snowflake whale within 2 days of playing the game by buying it with the gems earned from the bug. I had a ton of gems…too many to know what to do with. I had maxed all my upgrades like Song of the Moon and Delicious Food and had all of the christmas event fish…plus some. I definitely like my bug though because of all the extra gems I am getting. I had only downloaded the game on Christmas Eve. Has anyone else experienced anything this?

    • How many gems did you get exactly? Getting the gem rewards upon accepting the quests seems to be a common result, though I only get 400-600 a week (per google account, using the new trick). It’s a lot, but it’s not nearly enough to upgrade all the skills in a week

      • I was wrong–you get gems even for the ones you’ve never beaten, but it still seems a little inconsistent.

  • SallySpacecraft

    Have the devs ever seen a video of how a nautilus or polar bear swims? Does that annoy anyone else?

    • Heh, the polar bear’s animation is terrible. The Oarfish is really wonky too. I don’t think the original game was made with…non-fish fish in mind, but it’d be nice if they updated the animations for the bears/oarfish/squid/etc since they must be making a pretty penny with all the popularity. And the Nautilus really just needs to be flipped around, that can’t be hard…

      • SallySpacecraft

        Just got the oarfish today, and I had to put it into storage like almost immediately. It was practically painful to watch it swim backwards while moving forward while the head is still. There’s no way that the devs aren’t making money hand over fist with all the ads and the popularity of the game. With all that it’s pretty hard to believe they couldn’t fix these things. I don’t have the squid yet, but that one’s bad too? Somehow all the ones I am looking forward to getting are the ones that suck the most. I’m not exactly a graphics snob, but this stuff really bothers me.

        • Yeah, I hope they start polishing more at some point. Themes aside it hasn’t really gotten any graphics or polish upgrades since the first release. Not sure how receptive they are to feedback, but there’s a twitter/email listed in the Gear menu to contact. Hopefully they start fixing things if people bring it up

  • Mispotan

    Hello! I tried to get the Narwhal recently and I was only tapping on top left corner with 4-3 fingers, my tap counter increased from 17000 to like 32000 now but I still havent gotten my Narwhal. Did I do something wrong? (My coralite is lvl 700 if its important)
    I also tried to get the shark from the notifications but got no result
    I use iphone SE with ios 9

    • Not sure, took me a while but I did get it. Try tapping around in different areas around the top left when tapping during Song of the Moon and you should get it eventually.
      Dunno what’s with the Whale Shark but a lot of people seem to have trouble finding it, maybe it just has a way lower chance of appearing than the others.

      • Mispotan

        Just got the Narwhal today! I started tapping the corner with one finger now and then and eventually got the narwhal, thank you so much!
        Will be looking around for the shark too :)

        • Ah, great! I’ll add a note, maybe multitapping messes it up?

  • i did (still collecting candies ;; about 7000 left) this christmas event bc i rlly rlly wanted the snowflake whale and it took a while. i also did some math bc i was desperately trying to get it lol. this guide helped me a lot and i just wanted to say thanks! hope y’all had some great christmas time. have a happy new year’s eve!

    • Yeah, this event was slow but it wasn’t tooooo impossible–still goes on until the 23rd so there’s more time. I’m just saving up candies for the next (easter?) event
      Happy to help! Happy new year’s!

  • Anton Kahwaji

    Hey I sent this as an email but I think you didn’t get it… it is a trick I discovered on iPhone you can use accessibiltytouch and use gestures from it (device-more-gestures) and use 5 fingers to tap on screen so hard worker achievement is done easier and more vitality is earned easier by just tapping with one finger and getting effect of 5 fingers.

    • Oh yeah I got that but didn’t get to reply before the holiday rush. What do you do to get this to happen exactly? I don’t have an iOS device to enumerate the steps

      • Anton Kahwaji

        When I use the assistivetouch (I activate it in the settings – general – accessibility – assistivetouch – on, for only once) and then press the home button 3 times and it appears so I tap on it and the go to device – more – gestures, and choose 5 fingers and start tapping with one finger and it automatically equals 5 taps (tested in an app for tapping speed) and here is what it looks like (sorry couldn’t screenshot cause they disappear during screenshoting http://imgur.com/a/8OZGq

  • Barely Pleck

    Tip to get the mahi mahi (for logging in at midnight 10 times) easily: change the date (I did 2 days ahead exactly) on your phone, like you were doing the time cheat, but don’t turn off the wifi/data. Log in to AbyssRium 10 times before reverting it. The date will read as midnight for the game. I did this accidentally and got it at 1:00 pm without doing the time hack/losing the wifi stuff.

  • drudigger

    Been playing for 3 days on and off, and i have over 60k taps, idk why you think its so hard to get these larger amounts of taps, maybe your just slow or I’m just fast and basing your experience as if that’s everyone’s speed, the larger quests seem easy if you have 7 days to complete them and i did over 60k with playing maybe 3 hours a day max for the past 3 days today being the forth

  • Samantha Stephens

    how to obtain more friends? i only have 2 and one is the default!!

    • The feature only counts Facebook friends who own the game. There’s some groups you can find on Google to add people, but I’d be careful and dump everyone once you get the spadefish–that’s what I did

      • Samantha Stephens

        thanks thats a great idea

  • Lawst

    Thanks for all the great info! I found the best way to get the maximum bang for my buck (gems) is to have all skills ready plus the recharge ready. Activate in this order Spirit of Life, volcano, moon song, then food. As soon as the skills wear off, recharge them. This gives me 10 hearts/candy per tap for 8 minutes the 2 per for another 4. With fast fingers I can easily get 2000+ hearts/candy in that 12 minutes.

  • Taylor Lee

    Side note to getting at least one of each Chistmas fish- it actually costs 71,000 candies (71,500 if you get the Night of Christmas) due to needing the Christmas potion to get the snowflake dolphin and the walrus and the Rudolf costume to get the polar bear and the snowflake whale.
    To do this in the cheapest way, you will need 39 snowflake angelfish, 3 christmas football fish, and 1 each of the Christmas yellow tang, baby penguin, snowflake sea slug, walrus, christmas dumbo octopus, emperor penguin, snowflake dolphin, christmas dolphin, polar bear, and snowflake whale.
    This would take 71,000 taps on fish candies with no Song of the Moon, 14,200 with lv 1 SotM, 11,834 with lv 2 SotM, 10,143 with lv 3 SotM, 8,875 with lv 4 SotM, 7,889 with lv 5 SotM, 7,100 with lv 6 SotM, 6,455 with lv 7 SotM, 5,917 with lv 8 SotM, 5,462 with lv 9 SotM, 5,072 with lv 10 SotM, and 4,733 with lv 11 SotM.

    • Yeah, we have some numbers…pretty close to that someone else posted, I included it in the christmas event section. I guess I should try and go back and figure them for halloween for comparisons sake

  • Teebone05

    Is there any way to control your fish and how much fish do you need to officially have a school oh and call me Teebone

    • Fish swimming is 100% AI. Fish will start schooling with even just 2 of the same species out at once, but it’s most noticeable with 4 or more.

  • Teebone05

    I’ve tried to get the mahi-mahi and it still won’t give it to me after 1 week anything I can do about it

    • Aside from the tips listed like setting the clock to just before midnight then playing at ‘midnight’, I’d just try to make sure the app is running in the background (some people reported getting it overnight) and focus on other hidden fish until it’s the last one you have to worry about. It’s one of the wonkiest ones in the game it seems

  • Toni Barbato

    So to get the emperor penguin it says to keep the camera on the baby penguin for a solid minute….i believe i have done this ( about 50 times) but nothing happened. Can someone give me MORE specific instructions pls?

    • You’re in the camera mode, right? Enter camera mode, tap a penguin to “follow” it, the camera should move with the penguin. Don’t take the picture, just let the camera follow it for a minute or two (to be safe). Leave the camera UI and it should unlock right away.

      • Toni Barbato

        It worked…..THANKS!!!!

  • Kat

    About the christmas event… getting the hidden walrus.
    You wrote theme instead of dye, so I ended up buying the wrong thing to get those damn trees!
    I kinda hate you for that.
    But I love the rest of the stuff you wrote here, so you’re forgiven, for now.

    Just please fix it.

    • It specifically says Christmas Potion…I guess I’ll remove the word “theme” too.

  • Tatiana

    Walrus
    Share picture of Christmas Tree 5 times.
    the picture need to foucus on Christmas tree.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3e11dedd306f5c73b7bfd40b349a44be1bbe0727cb8467a321df320cc98a5fb9.jpg

  • Honney Wells

    for me, Snowflake Potion requires LV 3500 of Lonely Coralite and Frozean Ocean Theme requires 150 fish … In your walktrough it says 150 fish for both, not sure why it’s different for me but I thought I should let you know

    • Oops, must have copy/pasted or made a mistake, fixed that up. After buying I can’t double check in my own game, but I’m pretty sure they were 2 different requirements so I’m sure you’re right. Thanks!

  • Shaked

    Hey there, I did miss in the calculation the cost of the rudolf and haloween theme, therefore I added them and updated the calculations….
    Also managed to do the math for haloween event, however, I don’t know, if that event does occur again, would the theme for haloween would cost candies for new players.

    anyway here it is:

    Christmas minimum amount for 1 of each fish: 71,000

    71k fish’s Vitality clicks with no skills = 3550 minutes = 59.17 hours = 2.47 days
    14.2k fish’s Vitality clicks with skills not upgraded = 142 times using skill = 35.5 hours
    4.73k fish’s Vitality clicks with fully upgraded skills = 48 times using skill = 12 hours
    2.37k fish’s Vitality clicks if also the double effect is on = 24 times using skill = 6 hours
    If you only see the ads 1420 times = 710 hours = 29.58 days

    *time is calculated by 20 fish’s vitality clicks per 1 minute(average) and consecutive hypothetically(as we are not robots and have life) playing.
    the clicks needed while using skills not include clicking while waiting for the skill to recharge but the overall time does include the time waiting for skill to recharge.

    Halloween minimum amount for 1 of each fish: 27,700

    27.7k fish’s Vitality clicks with no skills = 1385 minutes = 23.08 hours
    5.54k fish’s Vitality clicks with skills not upgraded = 56 times using skill = 14 hours
    1.85k fish’s Vitality clicks with fully upgraded skills = 19 times using skill = 4.75 hours
    924 fish’s Vitality clicks if also the double effect is on = 10 times using skill = 2.5 hours
    If you only see the ads 554 times = 277 hours = 11.54 days

    *The 500 candies you are getting from watching ads 10 times were subtracted from the total amount of candies needed, and as so, not included in the amount of times you need to watch an ad.

    As you can see, christmas event is 2.56 times harder than the halloween event.

    • Shaked

      **cost of the rudolf and christmas dye

    • Great work! Sheesh, one snowflake whale costs as much as 1/3rd of the whole halloween event…I bouhht FIVE bone whales…

      Thinking about how to integrate that into the guide, thanks a lot!

  • Anonymous

    Tap the top left corner 5000 times to unlock a Narwhal from the Christmas event, according to my friend.

    • Got it in the guide–though that’s not a christmas fish, just a normal hidden one. It’ll be there after the christmas event and doesn’t cost candy canes.

  • GK Ghima

    Have you heard? The post-Christmas update is gonna be freaking huge! 25 new fish and 5 new corals, including cuttlefish, gulper eel, beluga whale, several sea dragons, new rays, and a new version of the blue whale called the “1000 year old Blue Whale”. From a pre-release image, it’s seems like it’s even bigger than the snowflake whale and has an idle animation like the camel cowfish, where it opens its mouth to feed.

    I took a break from the game for a while, but I’m totally psyched to get back into it. The update is supposed to go out on the same day the Christmas event ends.

    • Woah, where’s that info at? That sounds great! I love sea dragons.

      • GK Ghima

        The devs made a Facebook post announcing it, along with a list of fish. No info on what the new corals are, but I don’t mind being surprised.

        • Oh wow that’s cool! Great list of fish too.

  • Chicken

    Am I the only one who wants to freaking fight someone for the marlin? I play this game a lot, and I like marlin; I’m starting to take this personally! Come here, you stupid pointy faced jerks!
    Honestly worse than the marlin is probably the mermaid. I love mermaids. But I do not $100 love mermaids, even if they seem like they put a decent amount of effort into making her very pretty (unlike that harp seal! Goodness, that little guy wasn’t even mildly tempting!)
    I’m hoping they add a costume to match the frozen theme things as well. Although why the heck they decided to interrupt the frozen with vibrant orange and a snowman I will never know. As an artist, I really do have a lot of questions for these artists. The game is lovely but some parts are just silly.

    • Trust me you’re not the only one the Marlins tick off. Took me a long time and it seems like I was lucky. Pretty much everywhere you go you’ll find people complaining about Marlins. I like the “take a picture of a swarm” idea but the timer/chance is too long/low.

      The IAP are super bad IMO. Game’s totally playable without them and I appreciate that, but as a collector I really don’t like that 100% completion is effectively impossible and would require spending about $300 total (and growing). And now it seems the game is you have to spend $100 every few MONTHS to keep up with every premium fish. Eesh.

      And yeah, the frozen theme is great, but the santa coralite doesn’t really fit, why not a big ol’ snowman coralite? But that’d contrast with the snowman they already put I guess. I’m mixed on the orange corals, it’s kinda like a nice warm hearth? And I guess the Coralite is pretty similar to a fireplace, but it doesn’t have a costume to sell it.