Tap Tap Fish: AbyssRium Freshwater World Guide

AbyssRium Freshwater fish update guide

This is a guide for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium, with only the Freshwater World tank information. See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information. Feel free to add any of my guides to your homescreen for easy access, and offline loading of guides you’ve used (on supported devices)!

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Unlocking Freshwater

Free Him
Free Him

First, you must reach level 300 in the Saltwater Tank, then Free Him in the Stone tab. Then you unlock the Map icon, access it by closing the main menu.

What’s New in AbyssRium Freshwater

The Freshwater update is not an event but rather a whole new play mode. At level 1500 for Lonely Coralite (the Saltwater one) you’ll unlock the “little coralite”, the Freshwater coralite and get the option to “Switch Worlds” to the freshwater tank. The Freshwater tank starts from 0 vitality but nothing is lost; switch back to the Saltwater tank to see everything in your “old” world. They’re separate, you’re not really starting from zero. The Freshwater tank basically functions as a second game; there’s new skills, different coral, many, many new fish, and some new features in this update. Since it’s a separate mode I’ve put all the info in this mode into a separate page (the one you’re reading of course). Freshwater world works a bit differently as well; each fish adds 1 to a total vitality bonus instead of simply doubling it, so buying fish is less profitable.  However, Coral/Coralite multipliers increase by more than double and the vitality curve is extremely different in general. The game should be very fast compared to the normal game until around Y vitality. It’s unknown if any bonuses from the main game, such as Craters, affect Freshwater mode. The Puffin subscription does not prevent ads in Freshwater. Do not under any circumstances rent the puffin, it is terrible and should feel bad.

Maximum Vitality

Freshwater is unique in that, in it’s seemingly unfinished state, it has a hard cap on Coral and Coralite bonuses. In combination with Achievement vitality boosts being removed and Fish not giving a meaningful vitality multiplier, this means there is an effective cap on the most vitality (and thus fish) you can get. There’s plenty of Vitality to make one (or even 2) of every fish in the game, but there is not enough to say, make 150 Guppies then finish the rest of the requirements. The max levels are: Coralite: 5500 Coral: 3000 Fish: Roughly 180 VitalitY: Roughly AW vitality The safest thing to do is avoid making duplicate fish until the final hidden fish are unlocked. It should be safe to wait until you have 150 or so fish before stopping.

Freshwater Hidden Fish

Please note the update just came out and has a massive number of fish, so they’re not all known yet. Freshwater Hidden Fish are slightly more complicated, requiring a couple different conditions simultaneously. As usual, no event fish or saltwater fish count towards Freshwater fish unlocks.


  • Snow Mosaic Guppy
    • Own 3 guppies
    • Share a photo of a guppy 3 times
      • Note, as with the Saltwater fish, you never have to actually post the images to count as a share. Cancel the draft immediately and it will count too.
  • Neon Tetra
    • Own 1 Bleeding Heart Tetra
    • Take 3 photos of a Tetra
  • White Dragon King Crown Betta
    • Own 1 Giant Betta
    • Share a photo of a Betta 5 times
  • Amazon Dart Frog
  • Banded Horned Tree Frog
    • Own 1 African Bullfrog
    • Save a photo of a frog 5 times
  • Flowerhorn Cichlid
    • Own 3 Cichlid
    • Do nothing for an hour
      • Leave the game on and open and your phone plugged in and don’t touch it for a bit over an hour, should unlock no problem
  • Eastern Newt
    • Own 2 Salamanders
    • Share a photo of a Salamander 5 times
  • Himalayan Newt
    • Own 1 Eastern Newt
    • Own level 5 Blooming Coral skill
  • Albino Platinum Discus
    • Own 1 Blue Diamond Discus
    • Own 3 Discus
    • Take a photo of a Discus 5 times
  • Alligator Snapping Turtle
    • Own 1 Snapping Turtle
    • Collect Achievement rewards (trophy menu) 20 times
  • Bicolor Corydoras
    • Own 3 corydoras
    •  Play 3 times at midnight (UTC)
      • This doesn’t work for some people, some suspect a later update changed it to midnight local time zone, so try that if it doesn’t work
      • Messing with the clock doesn’t work, you’ll just get it in a few days
      • You also have to play for at least 5 minutes
  • Giant Piranha
  • Blue Moon Crayfish
    • Level 200 Thin Leaf Coral
    • Collect Achievement rewards 35 times
  • Yabby
    • Own Blue Moon Crayfish
    • Take picture of Blue Moon Crayfish 5 Times
    • Use Blooming Coral 300 Times
  • King Salmon
    • Own 1 Sockeye Salmon
    • Share 5 Pictures of a Salmon
  • Palm Cockatoo
  • Super Red Arowana
    • Own 1 Silver Arowana
    • Collect rewards for Achievements 50 times
  • Sri Lankan Arowana
    • Own 1 Super Red Arowana
    • Share a photo of Arowana 5 times
  • Danube Sturgeon
    • Own 1 Syr Darya Sturgeon
    • Play 5 times at Midnight  for at least 5 minutes each
      • Try changing your phone’s time zone to one where it’s already Midnight so you don’t have to wait/stay up.
        • Cheating the clock instead of timezone doesn’t seem to work
  • Chinese Paddlefish
  • Mekong Giant Catfish
    • Own 1 Shark Catfish
    • Level 5 Blessing of the Flower skill
    • Share a photo of catfish 5 times
  • Albino Alligator
    • Blooming Corallite lv10
    • Own 1 Nile Crocodile
    • Use Blooming Corallite 500 times
  • Alligator Gar
    • Own 1 Longnose Gar
    • Share a photo of a Gar 5 times
  • Hippo
    • Own 1 Alligator Gar
    • Level 10 Blessing of the Flower skill
  • Nessie
    • Own 1 Pirarucu
      • So basically, own all other fish
    • Own 120 fish

Freshwater Normal Fish

The unlocks for all of these are listed ingame.

  • Goldfish
  • Black Goldfish
  • Comet Goldfish
  • Red Tuxedo Guppy
  • Neonblue Tuxedo Guppy
  • Sunset Micariff Guppy
  • Buenos Aires Tetra
  • Golden Tetra
  • Bleeding Heart Tetra
  • Red Doubletail Betta
  • Big Ear Halfmoon Betta
  • Giant Betta
  • Green Swordtail
  • Montezuma Swordtail
  • Marble Swordtail
  • Japanese Tree Frog
  • Boreal Digging Frog
  • Asiatic Toad
  • African Bullfrog
  • Banana Cichlid
  • Blue Zebra Cichlid
  • Window Cichlid
  • Freshwater Jellyfish
  • Axolotl
  • Korean Crevice Salamander
  • Blue Diamond Discus
  • Red Turquoise Discus
  • Golden Checkerboard Discus
  • Black-knobbed Map Turtle
  • Pig-nosed Turtle
  • Snapping Turtle
  • Gold Stripe Corydoras
  • Bronze Longfin Corydoras
  • Red-Bellied Piranha
  • Black Spotted Piranha
  • San Francisco Piranha
  • Chum Salmon
  • Masu Salmon
  • Sockeye Salmon
  • Cormorant
  • Pelican
  • Mute Swan
  • Silver Arowana
  • Black Arowana
  • Beluga Sturgeon
  • Syr Darya Sturgeon
  • Electric Catfish
  • Shark Catfish
  • Chinese Alligator
  • False Gharial
  • Nile Crocodile
  • Florida Gar
  • Longnose Gar
  • Rocket Gar
  • Pirarucu
    • Fun fact, this is most commonly known as the Arapaima
Premium Fish

As always, IAP fish are not required to unlock any other fish and should be considered entirely optional/unnecessary. Also note the vitality/fish cost reductions disappear into the ether pretty quickly; due to the exponential nature of the game, they’re basically cosmetic only not a significant gameplay boost. If the IAP fails (they often do) and charge without giving you the fish, immediately request a refund directly from Google Play/the App Store.

  • Red Panda
    • $10
    • Only in the Freshwater tab
    • 10% vitality bonus (listed as 110%)
    • 30% lower vitality cost for new fish (possibly freshwater only?)
  • Baby Hippo
    • $10
    • Only in the Saltwater tab
    • 10% vitality bonus (listed as 110%)
    • 30% lower vitality cost (possibly saltwater only?)

Freshwater Gameplay Features

The Y Vitality Wall

The game gets extremely slow at certain points, usually Y or X, and very notably it continues being slow at AB. Unfortunately there is basically no actual gameplay in Freshwater. There is no way around the wall. There’s nothing you can do but watch the recharge skills ad, cast all 3 skills, upgrade the Coralite as much as you can, buy a fish if you can, and upgrade Coral if you like with whatever is left. You’ll have to repeat that process several hundreds of times to get the insane 500 skill casts anyway so it seems basically intentional, as incredibly boring and unfun as it is. When in doubt, stop playing and wait for the next event which is how I play, or hope they tweak the gameplay later (early responses from the PR person indicate they won’t be likely to do that however).

Freshwater Corals

Even though freshwater coral doesn’t exactly exist IRL, there’s a new set of corals (most of which are real coral, just not stuff that lives in freshwater) for the Saltwater tank. Just like the Saltwater tank, each coral unlocks at set Little Coralite levels, unlocks new fish, adds (Freshwater) vitality per second, and adds to your maximum displayed fish count. Unlike the Saltwater coral, for some reason these max out at a mere 3,000 levels, so do not upgrade coral after Y vitality unless you’re getting the 25 coral levels daily mission. If you’re late game in the Saltwater tank, you may be tempted to largely ignore coral (intentionally or otherwise).

  • Pink Dwarf Seaweed
  • Green Mushroom Coral
  • Green Hook Seaweed
  • Round Trumpet Coral
  • White Cotton Seaweed
  • Smooth Shells
  • Yellow Pearlgrass
  • Light Green Tall Lotus
  • Yellow Umbrella Coral
  • Blue Leaf Coral
  • Turquoise Cloud Coral
  • Yellow Bell Coral
  • Thin Leaf Coral
  • Green Dinosaur Foot Lotus
  • Yellow Plume Coral
  • Orange Heart Coral
  • Green tall Seaweed

Freshwater Skills

The Little Coralite has separate (but extremely similar) skills to the Lonely Coralite.

  • Blooming Coralite
    • Unlock: Little Coralite level 100
    • Effect: “10 time per second 2x production per tap 40 seconds auto production” (I don’t know what this means exactly but it’s basically Volcanic Eruption)
      • +5 times per second, + 0.5 per tap per level
    • Cost: 150 gems
      • +50 gems per level
        • The least good one to upgrade, get it and a couple levels, but it’s not the best
  • Blessing of the Flower
    • Unlock: Little Coralite level 300
    • Effect: Produces 1000 times per-tap vitality instantly
      • +1000 per level up to 5
      • +3000 per level from 6-10
      • 20,000 max
    • Cost: 150 gems
      • +50 gems per level
        • One of the better ones to upgrade, and level 5 is required for a hidden fish
  • Blessing of the Firefly
    • Unlock: Little Coralite level 500
    • Effect: Doubles total Vitality earned for 3 minutes
      • +0.5 times vitality per level
      • 6x  max?
    • Cost: 200 gems
      • +100 gems per level
        • The best to upgrade along with Blessing of the Flower
        • Always cast this skill first before Flower to get the maximum bonus

Freshwater Artifacts

Freshwater Artifacts work more like skills with a skill duration, but they cost pearls instead of gems. I don’t get how these work exactly yet since I’m without my phone.

    • Breath of Life
      • Effect: Multiples total Vitality earned by 5x for 12 hours
        • This is a one-off skill, not a permanent unlock
          • Don’t buy this ever, it sucks
      • Cost: 500 pearls
        • Don’t.
    • Singing Snail
      • Unlock: Little Coralite level 500
      • Effect: Produces 100 auto-taps of Vitality per minute permanently
        • +200 per level
      • Cost: 100 pearls
        • +100 pearls per level
          • Expensive, but oddly the best upgrade of the set
    • Lotus of Life
      • Unlock: Little Coralite level 700
      • Effect: Decreases skill cooldown by 10%
        • Note: the lotus is bugged and currently does literally nothing 
        • +2% per level
      • Cost: 100 pearls
        • +100 pearls per level
          • Not worth it after the first level

Freshwater Achievements

The Freshwater World has it’s own set of achievements, so Coral/Coralite/Fish achievements will start from 0, since it’s basically it’s own game with some currency overlap with AbyssRium (Saltwater). There’s also a few new ones:

  • Keep Going
    • Use Super Partner assistance
      • Level 1: Use it 20 times, 15 Gems
  • Amphibians Lover!
    • Own Amphibians
      • Level 1 5 Amphibians , 15 Gems
  • Reptilia Lover!
    • Own Reptiles
      • Level 1 5 Reptiles, 15 Gems

Super Partners

You can attach IAP fish (“Super Partners”) to the Little Coralite to get bonuses. Up to 3 can be attached at a time. Note the Platypus/Puffin do not work with this, and the Puffin also does not prevent ads in Freshwater.

  1. Double vitality from tapping fish’ hearts
  2. Increase total vitality production 10%
  3. Reduces new fish price by 30%

In addition to these bonuses, you can tap the fish’s icon in the Coralite tab to get a burst of vitality every X seconds, each fish has a different amount but longer waits scale identically to larger amounts, so it doesn’t really matter which you pick, other than slower ones mean less tapping.

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