Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium Event Guide: March Circus Event 2019

AbyssRium March Circus Event 2019 Guide
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This guide will have all information on all future (and eventually, all past) Events in Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium.

The March Circus event is live! These always have a slow rollout, so it may take up to a week to get the update. Just leave Auto Updates on and wait to ensure you get it when it’s ready.

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Fusion Fish Guide – All Fusion fish and info on using them effectively

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General Event Tips

  • You cannot complete ingame events without a guide. The fish unlocks are simply too byzantine.
  • Ingame event currency is referred to older players as “candies” sometimes regardless of what the icon is, so keep that in mind.
  • Immediately buy the “Dye” for each event to unlock the Hermit Crab and cast the Crab’s skill as often as possible, the crab is essential to all events now.
  • Ignore all ingame text and hints. It is poorly translated and often simply wrong. Information in these guides will be the correct information, so just do what this guide says and totally ignore the ingame info. A huge amount of questions I get are people reading the ingame text and being confused about stuff that’s already in the guide.
  • Never buy fish with gems, it’s insanely overpriced. A week’s worth of gems will buy the same fish watching 1 ad would earn.

March Circus Event 2019

This event comes to the Abyss Tank along with 10 new Fusion Fish. It’s on a slow rollout like all events, so it may take up to a week to arrive on your device. Just wait. It also comes with 10 new fusion fish, see the main guide for how to unlock those.
APK. If you don’t know what this means, don’t install it.

Total Cost: Very High (375,000 candy)

Costumes

Close the main menu and tap the Painter’s Palette icon to access these, like every other event.

  • Clown Costume
    • 1000 Candy
      • Required for a fish
  • Circus Stage Dye
    • 200 Candy
      • Required for the Hermit Crab, buy this immediately 
  • Magical Sea Theme
    • 500 Candy

Circus Event 2019 Hidden Fish

  • Jester Idol
    • 200 Candy
      • This is the best fish to buy lots of for the “own X total fish” unlocks, as it’s by far the cheapest, and you don’t need many duplicates of other fish
  • Parade Chromis (Hidden)
    • Watch 5 ads for event currency
  • Circus Trainee Sea Pig
    • Own 5 Jester Idols
    • 500
  • Jester Cowfish (Hidden)
    • Equip the Circus Dye
      • Then, take 3 pictures of the crab
    • 800
  • Parade Band Nautilus
    • Own 5 Jester Cowfish
    • 800
  • Feather Hat Seaslug (Hidden)
    • Tap bubbles for candy 100 times from Parade Band Nautilus
      • This is really annoying, but storing everything but the Nautilus (as many as you have) and using Expand mode’s camera panning to chase them around makes it easier.
    • 2000
  • Jester Frog (Hidden)
    • Use Song of the Moon 50 times
      • This takes a very long time without recharging skills. Just cast it as often as possible
  • Circus Trainee Cuttlefish
    • Own 5 Jester Frogs
      • Distinctly not a cuttlefish
  • Jester Dumbo (Hidden)
    • Equip Clown costume
      • Use Hermit Crab skill 20 times (takes 2 days)
  • Circus Trainee Monk Seal
    • Own 30 Circus Event Fish
    • 7,500
  • Ringmaster Penguin (Hidden)
    • “Share” a picture of each fish with Jester/Circus Trainee in the name
      • You don’t have to really share, cancel before posting and it counts
        • This is the Jester Idol, Jester Frog, Jester Cowfish, Jester Dumbo, Circus Trainee Sea Pig, Circus Trainee Monk Seal
  • Parade Ray
    • Own 60 Circus Event Fish
  • Circus Float Whale (Hidden)
    • Own 80 Circus Event fish 
    • 50,000 
  • Feather Mask Cuttlefish
    • Complete the Circus Parade Quest below
IAP Fish
  • Baby Lion
    • $10 IAP
      • Not required to unlock any other fish, totally optional
Circus Parade Quest

This is the extended quest that unlocks the Feather Mask Cuttlefish for purchase. It’s actually different from the Event Present Mission at the bottom of the screen. Items must be completed in order.

  • First Acrobat of Hermit Crabs
    • Use Circus Leader Hermit Crab’s skill 3 times
  • A Gift from the Leader of Circus
    • Tap the hermit crab to get gifts 10 times (keep tapping him until he digs)
      • May be bugged, opening an 11th after looking in the menu made it progress for me
  • Risky Ingredients
    • Collect 100 Sea Urchins from the farm
      • Must collect them after unlocking this task
        • Must collect them manually from the farm; Assistant Sea Otter doesn’t count
        • The paid Auto Harvest also does not count
  • Second Acrobat of Hermit Crabs
    • Use Hermit Crab Skill 100 times total
      • You must do this after unlocking this task
  • ?
    • Collect 100 event fish
      • Doesn’t have to be done after unlocking this (probably)
Circus Event Present Mission

Complete these tasks to unlock items for the Expand menu. You can buy extras of some items in the Expand menu after unlocking them in this way as well.

  • Pink Circus Dias
    • Wear Circus Event Dye, from the Palette menu
  • Circus Trick Box
    • Own 15 Circus Event Fish total
  • Circus Air Balloon
    • Log in for 3 days
      • Counter only starts on the first day after unlocking this part of the quest
  • Magician Hat & Rabbit
    • Cast the crab skill 50 times
      • Counter only starts after unlocking this quest
  • Circus Cannon
    • Make 3 Circus Float Whales
      • 150,000 candy total 
      • Counter may start after unlocking this quest, hold off to be safe
  • Circus Tent
    • Own 14 Species of Circus Event Fish
      • That’s all of them except the IAP fish

Expired Saltwater Events

The Saltwater tank only has one event at a time. This section shows all the expired ones for reference.

These events have expired and can’t be completed. All events repeat, but the way they repeat may be entirely different (for example, a Spring event could become a Flower event, but the new Flower event will have some method of getting most/all Spring event fish).

Valentine’s Day Event 2019

The Valentine’s Day 2019 Event is rolling out slowly (every single event in AbyssRium does this, don’t complain, I know it sucks, tell the devs not me). All Hidden Fish unlocks and the full quest info are already known!

If my guides help remember you can support me on Patreon, YouTube, or chat about games in my Discord Server!

Update: Sorry for the downtime on 2019-02-06! It’s all fixed and I upgraded my server (and it costs more now). It’s a good time to support me on Patreon or PayPal if my guides have helped you out! 

You can see my archived stream of the event here:

Event Stats

Start date: 2019-01-29
End Date: 2019-02-28 (estimated)

Costs: (data)

Total Cost: 625,500 roses!!!!
Fusion Materials: 3050 Seaweed, 640 clams, 275 Urchins
Time: over 30 days worth of max level crab casts or 626 ad watches, plus 82 hours of manual Urchin collection

Making this tie for one of the most expensive ever, and everyone starts from scratch

How It Works

Estimated Difficulty: Extremely high. Over 600,000 candy required.

Apparently we were told candy would carry over to the next event. I personally do not trust this at all given the multiple times they’ve gone back or attempted to go back on that.

  • Slow rollout starting 2019-01-29, slow rollouts mean it can take up to a week to get it
  • It’s a return to the old “crab” style events; it’s in the Saltwater tank, the Hermit Crab is back and can be cast 10 times per day for free
    • Theme, Dye, and Costume for coralite will be included like old times!
  • 17 new fish + 1 IAP. 1 “Quest” fish unlocked by completing a vague quest, just like Egypt/Pirate/2nd Anniversary events. If you missed those you can check out those guides for how they worked.
    • 2017 fish are back too.
    • 2018 fish/coral are NOT back, except Pygmy Whales
  • New attendance mission with 5 new rewards for daily check ins up to 20 days
Event Roadmap

First, note all your candies are gone (Halloween stole them) so you’re starting from 0. You need 200 candies to buy the Banquet Hall Dye to unlock the crab, which should be your first step. Watching 2 ads is enough, though you should keep tapping candy for the 50 candy Quest.

With 200 roses collected, close the main menu and tap the painter’s palette, then the Dye tab to get the Banquet Hall Dye and Crab. Tap the Event tab again to get the crab, it’s free real estate.

With the Dye  and Crab purchased, you should be casting it as often as possible, up to 10 times per day (you can recharge it halfway for 100 pearls, a total rip-off so don’t).

The crab is the fastest and easiest way to get candy, especially without a macro (which requires Nox Player and a PC or Mac). Keep the dye equipped, because otherwise you can’t use the crab. Don’t bother tapping roses unless you’re charging the crab, it’s seriously a drop in the ocean compared to ads and the crab. Only if you’re using a macro should you try otherwise.

To make tapping candy easier, store all fish but 5 or more Jellyfish or Clownfish. They stay in a small area and are easy to tap.

Level up the crab the instant you can each time, it’s hard to overstate how critical it is to completing this style of event.

Complete each step of the Quest as soon as you can, as a couple steps require you to perform tasks after unlocking the step.

With the help of the ads you should be able to get the Hermit Crab to level 6-8 within the first 24 hours, after which you can focus more on collecting the fish. Just be sure to finish upgrading the crab once you have the 30 fish required for the final levels.

Valentine’s Day 2019 Hidden Fish

The event’s not released yet, so we don’t know the specifics yet. Here’s a list of the fish that I can see from the preview image, the names are made up. 

  • Heart Tetra
    • 200 Roses
  • Lace Spadefish
    • 200 Roses
  • Candy Goldfish (Hidden)
    • Watch 15 Event ads for roses
    • 500 Roses
  • Couple Kissing Gourami (Hidden)
    • Equip Banquet Hall Dye and use Volcanic Eruption skill 3 times
    • 800 Roses
  • Bouquet Sea Slug
    • Own 5 Lace Spadefish
    • 800 Roses
  • Candy Nautilus
    • Own 5 Candy Goldfish
    • 800 Roses
  • Couple Lobster (Hidden)
    • Have a Candy Nautilus in your tank for 10 minutes
      • The game has to be open and on screen for these kinds of unlocks. You can still play the game though.
    • 2,000 Roses
  • Macaron Crab
    • Own 5 Couple Lobster
    • 2,000 Roses
  • Heart Arowana
    • Own 20 Valentine’s 2019 Fish
    • 5,000 Roses
  • Parfait Puffer (Hidden)
    • Equip Banquet Hall Dye and use crab skill 25 times
    • 5,000 Roses
  • Couple Seahorse (Hidden)
    • Equip Sweet Box costume and make one Parfait Puffer
    • 7,500 Roses
  • Bouquet Jellyfish
    • Own 5 Parfait Puffer
    • 12,000 Roses
  • Candy Turtle
    • Own 5 Couple Seahorse
    • 18,000 Roses
  • Heart Oarfish (Hidden)
    • Equip Romantic Ocean Theme and take 1 picture of every Candy/Couple fish
    • 30,000 Roses
  • Bouquet Shark
    • Own 60 Valentine’s 2019 event fish
    • 50,000 Roses!
  • Baby Pink Whale
    • Valentine’s Gift, log in 10 days
      • One only
  • Wedding Town Whale
    • Own 15 kinds of Valentine’s 2019 Event fish 
      • That’s everything above this fish on the list.
    • 50,000 Roses!
  • Baby Heart Sunfish
    • Valentine’s Gift, log in 20 days
      • One only
    • Cupid (Girl)
      • Final quest reward, see Quest
      • 100,000 Roses!!
Valentine’s 2018 Fish

None of the corals or fish are available, except the Pygmy Whales. They’re in the “returning fish” tab, the Orange Clownfish icon at the top of the Event menu. They are Fusion Fish making them extremely costly.

  • A Pair of Pygmy Right Whales
    • 2 Wedding Town Whales
Valentine’s 2017 Fish

These are also in the “returning fish” tab, the Orange Clownfish icon at the top of the Event menu. They are Fusion Fish making them extremely costly. They all cost fusion materials (see the fusion guide) plus 2 2019 Valentine’s fish.

  • Heart Angel
  • Pink Juvenile Pinnate Spadefish
  • Pink Grouper
  • Giftbox Dumbo
  • Heart Seadragon
  • Pink Jellyfish
  • Pink Striped Marlin
  • Giftbox Turtle
  • Giftbox Dolphin
  • Heart Ray
    •  
  • Pink Whale Shark
    • Bouquet Shark
  • Heart Whale
    • Wedding Town Whale
Valentine’s Day 2019 IAP Fish
  • Cupid (Boy)
    • $10 IAP
    • Not required to unlock any other fish
Valentine’s Gift

This is another 20 day set of rewards just like the New Year’s Gift. Also like New Year’s Gift, you frustratingly only get a single one of each item and can do nothing to accelerate how fast you get anything beyond longing in once a day. Hopefully we have more than 20 days unlike the NYG at least.

  • Valentine’s Harp Coral
    • Expand Item
    • Log in 3 days
  • Gentleman Flamingo Coral
    • Expand Item
    • Log in 5 days
  • Baby Pink Whale
    • Fish
    • Log in 10 days
  • Lady Flamingo Coral
    • Expand Item
    • Log in 15 days
  • Baby Heart Sunfish
    • Fish
    • Log in 20 days
Valentine’s Parade Event Quest

Much simpler than the separate tank quests, this is only a quest to unlock the Cupid Girl fish. Note you have to complete these in order.

  • Decorate the Party
    • Tap 50 roses
  • Get Candies
    • Own 1 of each Candy fish
      • Candy Nautilus
      • Candy Goldfish
      • Candy Turtle
    • Yes that is the requirement, there are no candies to get, I don’t know why people keep asking this. Just do what is said on the requirements in the guide and totally ignore the ingame UI text, it is terrible and misleading.
  • Who is the best couple
    • After this quest unlocks, make one of each “couple” fish
      • Couple Lobsters
      • Couple Seahorses
      • Couple Gourami
  • Thanks for the goddess of love
    • Collect 100 Clams
      • After this quest unlocks
  • Welcoming of whales for cupid
    • Get one of each Valentine’s whale:
      • Wedding Town Whale (2019)
      • Pair of Pygmy Right Whales (2018)
      • Heart Whale (2017)
Video Guide

Separate Tank Events

These events can be accessed year-round, but you must buy a “season pass” via ads or pearls to access them out-of-season. The fish can still be placed in the Saltwater tank as well (barring some bugs that occur).

How Separate Tank Events Work

As many suspected, the Freshwater separate coralite situation was used as an excuse to make Candy worthless. The new event is in a totally new style similar to the Freshwater coralite. I’ll explain the tabs and their functions here.

Your candy from prior events carries over, but is basically totally worthless. There is no per-tap vitality so don’t waste your time tapping beyond collecting candy. The basic loop is collect candy, use candy to upgrade the Witch’s Pot to get more Vitality, use Vitality to buy event fish, event fish increase the candy you get allowing you to ultimately get more Vitality and so on.

Quest

Complete the tasks to unlock “coral”, cosmetic vitality producing items (that do not produce enough vitality to be worth it, but they unlock fish so get them anyway). The Quest requirements are in a section below.

Crab

Candy is now only used to upgrade the Hermit Crab, which now functions like the Coralite. Upgrading the crab with candy will produce more “Halloween Vitality” which is spent on Halloween fish.

Collect 50 candy from bubbles to make the hermit crab dance, like before and it still earns candies in return; a lot more now, so prior stocked up candy is basically crap. It now sleeps for an hour after dancing, and can be reset by watching an ad.

There are additions to the crab that can be unlocked via the Quest and also upgraded in the same tab as the Crab. They’re basically Coral.

Fish

All fish are in the same tab, and only in the Halloween Coralite. They cost Halloween Vitality instead of Candy, and prior event fish are mixed into the same huge list (and prior purchased old event fish do not count!). See below sections for prior event hidden fish unlocks.

Fish are separated by tank meaning your old Halloween fish cannot be put in the Halloween Tank, and new fish bought in the Halloween Tank cannot be put in your saltwater or freshwater tanks.

Fish prices rise exponentially with each purchase, so don’t buy too many repeats that are unnecessary, focus on unlocking all fish first, then decide what you want duplicates of.

Magic

This is where you upgrade Trick or Treat (the Crab dance skill), and also where two extremely overpriced consumable boosters are. Don’t bother buying the ones with pearls.

Just upgrade Trick or Treat to level 10 as soon as possible, it will be required to complete the event, and you’ll get the gems back from achievements/quests in the event anyway.

Idle Vitality Is King

After 2 years of idle vitality not mattering at all, it’s actually best to let the full 3 hours of idle vitality accumulate in this tank. Unlike past tanks, it actually matters a lot, and Candy drops from tapping bubbles is increased drastically for the first ~20 seconds after claiming the idle vitality.

You can get several Coral levels from tapping the boosted bubbles so check every 3 hours and don’t play too much “actively” because idle is so much more effective.

Christmas Tank

Christmas  Event 2018 Stats

Start Date: 2018-12-13
End Date: 2019-01-13*
*End dates are roughly estimated; events last around a month, but we’ve never told in advance when the end is because AbyssRium’s communication is terrible. It’s also unclear if the new event style even ends or not.

New Fish: 18
Total Fish: 58
IAP Fish: 1 new IAP fish
Total cost: No longer a relevant metric as candy does not carry over

Christmas Event 2018 Hidden Fish

All 2018 fish start Hidden in this event. If you’re so new you don’t know what that means, start with the guide for the main game to learn how it works and unlock fish. The 2016 and 2017 fish have unlock conditions, but are not hidden.

Note that some lock conditions are listed on the lock icon rather than with the other lock conditions, you need to meet all conditions and no popup will tell you when you unlock them since they are not hidden. Most fish now have three unlock conditions this time and will not unlock before all three are met.

Christmas 2016 Event Fish

If you unlocked these fish from the earlier events (or luck shell), they’re already unlocked in the new tank. 

  • Snowflake Angelfish 
    • Unlocked by default
  • Christmas Yellow Tang 
    • Own Christmas Tree Music Box
      • This is the basic coral so this is always satisfied, IDK why it’s even listed
    • Own 5 fish total
  • Snowflake Sea Slug 
    • Own Chocolate Fondue Hot Spring
    • Own 3 Christmas Yellow Tang
  • Christmas Football Fish
    • Level 100 chocolate fondue hot spring 
      Share AbyssMas Christmas Card of a snowflake parrotfish
  • Christmas Dumbo Octopus
    • Own Happy House on the Hill
    • Own 3 Seahorse
    • Own 35 fish total
  • Snowflake Dolphin 
    • Own Candle Lighthouse
    • Own 5 Turtles
  • Christmas Dolphin
    • Save 1 Snowed Coral Christmas card with Rudolph Dolphin
    • Take 1 photo of front right side home
    • Own 90 fish total
  • Baby Penguin
    • Open 6 Gifts
  • Walrus 
    • Open 18 Gifts
  • Emperor Penguin
    • Open 30 Gifts
  • Polar Bear
    • Open 42 Gifts

The 2016 Snowflake Whale is not included oddly.

Christmas 2017 Event Fish

If you unlocked these fish from the earlier events (or luck shell), they’re already unlocked in the new tank. 

  • Holly Angelfish
    • Own 1 Snowflake Angelfish
  • Rudolph Mimic Tang
    • Own Christmas Tree Box
    • Own 3 Holly Angelfish
  • Snowflake Cardinal
    • Own Chocolate Fondue Hot Spring
    • Own 3 Snowflake Angelfish
  • Rudolph Sea Pig
    • Own Chocolate Fondue Hot Spring
    • Own 3 Snowflake Boxfish
  • Snowflake Boxfish
    • Own Chocolate Fondue Hot Spring
    • Take 1 photo of Christmas Tree Music Box
      • This is the big tree in the middle of the tank
    • Own 13 fish total
  • Socks Seahorse
    • Own Happy House on the Hill
    • Own 5 Football Fish
  • Holly Seadragon 
    • Level 200 Happy house on the Hill
    • Own 10 Octopus
  • Snowglobe Football Fish
    • Level 100 Chocolate Fondue Hot Spring
    • Take photo of Christmas Football Fish once
  • Holly Marlin
    • Own Snowman’s Nest
    • Take 1 photo of rear left side house
  • Snowflake Narwhal
    • Level 3000 Snow Globe Tower
    • Own 5 Snowflake Sunfish
  • Rudolph Ray
    • Own 6 dolphin
    • Own Snowglobe Tower
    • Own 117 fish
  • Holly Shark
    • Level 600 Snow Globe Tower
    • Share one Christmas Plaza Christmas card with Rudolph Ray
  • Snowflake Shark
    • Own 5 rays
    • Own Snow Globe Tower level 600
  • Snowflake Whale 2017
    • Level 4000 Snow Globe Tower
    • Own 5 Snowflake Narwhal
    • Own 180 fish total
  • Snowflake Parrot Fish 
    • Share 1 photo of Chocolate Fondue Hot Spring
    • Own 3 Toy Blobfish
  • Snowflake Sunfish
    • Level 2000 Snow Globe Tower
    • Own 8 sharks 
    • Own 150 fish total
  • Snowglobe Turtle
    • Snowman’s Next level 50
    • Share Jolly Penguin Christmas card of Holly Marlin 
    • Own 68 fish total
  • Toy Blobfish
    • Own chocolate fondue hot spring
    • Take 5 photos of Train Platform
      • This is the big platform by the train (surprise) with the clock. It’s visible with the main menu open
  • Toy Shark 
    • Level 600 Snow Globe Tower
    • Take 5 photos of Toy Blobfish with Santa Express active
  • Holly Oarfish
    • Own Snowman’s Nest
    • Take 1 photo of rear right side house
    • Own 5 Jellyfish
  • Bells Dumbo Octopus 
    • Own Happy house on the Hill
    • Share 1 photo of Christmas Dumbo Octopus
  • Rudolph Dolphin 
    • Own Candle Lighthouse
    • Own 5 turtles
  • Snowflake Jellyfish
    • Level 300 Happy House on the hill
    • Own 5 Holly Seadragon
    • Own 50 fish

Christmas 2018 Event Fish

2018 fish are actually hidden, unlike the others.

Please note you will not progress at all if you avoid making fish. It doesn’t tell you, but creating fish drastically increases candy earnings. Always make a fish the moment you can.

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  • Cookie Angelfish
    • Tap 5 candy from snowflake angel
    • Don’t do anything for 1 hour
      • Fun and Engaging Gameplay
  • Concierge Seahorse
    • Level 4500 Happy House on the Hill
    • Share Christmas Plaza card of Sock Seahorse 
  • Rudolph Octopus
    • Tap candy from Octopus 100 times
      • For unlocks like this, anything with Octopus in the name inside the Christmas tank counts
        • Never count “do X 100+ times” unlocks yourself, just do the other requirements first until it unlocks. You will make mistakes and think something is broken, but all that’s happened is you or the game didn’t count right. Just do it until it unlocks, 99% of the time when people ask they just haven’t done it enough.
    • Take 5 photos of Cookie Express while White Christmas is active
      • This is the cookie train behind the tree, it only spawns after the House on the Hill is upgraded to a certain point
    • Take 5 photos of Santa Express while Santa Express magic is active
      • This is the gift box train
  • Santa Squid
    • Share 1 Nutcracker Dreams Christmas card with Rudolph Octopus
    • Take 5 photos of front left side house with White Christmas on
      • For unlocks like this there’s little houses in the tank, pan around the camera and tap on them. Once it focuses on the house, that’s when you can take the picture. You need 5 photos of all of them with the skills active so just take them all at once.
    • Take 1 photo of Train Platform with white Christmas on
      • The platform with the clock just by the parked train
  • Pajamas Chick
    • Level 5500 Snowman’s Nest
    • Share Jolly Penguin card with Concierge Seahorse
    • Touch bubbles from any fish 1500 times
  • Pajamas Otter
    • Use Miracle of Christmas 100 times
      • If you can’t seem to get the otter and think you satisfied the requirements, there is a 99.99% chance you just haven’t cast this enough. 100 is a TON of casts.
    • Level 5000 Candle Lighthouse 
    • Take 5 photos of Santa Squid with Santa Express active
  • Rudolph Dugong
    • Collect 200 candy from dolphins
    • Own 5 Rudolph Octopus
    • Own 5 Santa Squid
  • Cookie Ray
    • Level 1000 Snowglobe Tower
    • Take a photo of Rudolph Ray 5 times while using White Christmas magic
    • Share Christmas Plaza card with Cookie Angelfish
  • Santa Aligator (sic)
    • Miracle of Christmas level 15
    • Own 5 Pajama Otters
    • Own 5 Rudolph Dugongs
  • Riding Killer Whale
    • Use Miracle of Christmas (crab skill) 200 times
    • Crab skill level 20
    • Own 5 Santa Alligators
  • Cookie Whale
    • Snowglobe Tower level 5000
    • Own 5 Snowflake Whale
    • Tap whales’ bubbles 50 times
  • Christmas Town Turtle
    • Own 49 unique kinds of fish
    • Share silent night card with Cookie Whale
  • Snowglobe Seahorse
    • This is a new Quest unlocked after the Christmas Town Turtle quest
  • Corgi Santa Clause (Sic)
    • Open presents 150 times
      • That’s 75 days or $100 worth of pearls! Merry Christmas!
        • Really though, don’t spend pearls just to get this; when the event is “over” you can enter the Christmas Tank for watching an ad for 30 minutes of access per day. That’s plenty of time to open the 2 gifts, so you basically have infinite time to get this if it’s like the Halloween tank, which all signs show it is.
  • Santa Lobster
    • Open Christmas Gift 12 Times
  • Elf Frog
    • Open Christmas Gift 24 Times
  • Rudolph Sea Horse & Cookie
    • Open Christmas Gift 36 Times
  • Rudolph
    • Open Christmas Gift 50 Times

Christmas Event 2018 Premium Fish

As always, the premium fish for the Christmas Event are listed in the Shop > Gems tab, not the Event tab. They’re not required to unlock any other content, ever.

  • Corgi Familly (sic)
    • $10 IAP
  • Snowflake Fairy
    • $10 IAP

Christmas 2018 Quests

These quests give rewards (including Candy, Vitality, and Gems) and unlock the next “coral” in the game. They’re required for fish unlocks and help you progress in the event, so keep an eye on them.

Requirements that must be completed after unlocking them will be marked specifically. “Own” means you can complete a requirement before unlocking, buy new means you must create more even if you already have fish.

After completing a quest, it will show you a little cutscene of a fish: you have not unlocked this fish it’s just a needlessly confusing cutscene.

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  • Unique Christmas Tree
    • Unlocks Chocolate Fondue Hot Spring, and Abyssmass Christmas Card 
      • Buy 1 new Snowflake Angelfish
      • Take 1 photo of Holly Angelfish
      • Own 5 Fish
        • Counts fish created before unlocking this quest
      • Take 5 photos of Rudolph Mimic Tang with the White Christmas “magic” cast
        • This costs 100 pearls, though you can randomly get 30 seconds of it free from the Christmas Gift
  • Chocolate Fondue Hot Spring
    • Unlocks Happy House on the Hill, and Nutcracker Dreams Christmas Card
      • Own 5.000D  vitality
      • Buy 3 new snowflake parrotfish
      • Own 5.000F candy
      • Own 2100 building levels total
  • Ready to Party
    • Unlocks Snowman’s Nest. and Jolly Penguin christmas card
      • Collect candy 400 times
      • Buy 1 new Holly Seadragon
      • Own 17 kind of fish
      • Reach 500.000 K vitality
  • Best Friends
    • Unlocks Candle Lighthouse, and Snowed Coral Christmas Card
      • Reach 8,000 total building levels
      • Create 5 new Snowglobe turtles
      • Own 100 O vitality
      • Own 85 fish total
  • Christmas Tower
    • Unlocks Snow Globe Tower, and Christmas Plaza Christmas Card
      • Buy level 10 Miracle of Christmas 
        • Yep this is super expensive and no the quests no longer give enough gems to pay for it all. Gross as hell.
      • Create 5 new Rudolph Dolphins after unlocking this
      • Reach 500 W Vitality
      • Own 27 kinds of event fish
        • If you’re stuck on this you’re probably missing Hidden Fish (see the 2018 fish section). Start with the Rodolph Octopus and Cookie Angelfish, then Holly Marlin should finish you up
  • Magnificent Christmas Fish
    • Unlocks Silent Night Christmas Card. Necessary, but not sufficient, to unlock Christmas Town Turtle. Ignore the cutscene, you do NOT have the turtle yet
      • Own 3 Toy Sharks
        • If you already have 3, you have to make another to make it count because…AbyssRium
      • Reach 41,000 total building levels (UGH)
      • Own 41 unique kinds of fish
      • Take 1 photo of Cookie Whale with White Christmas active

Video Guide

Also here’s a first impressions livestream:

Halloween Event Tank

Halloween Event (2018) Event Stats

Start Date: 2018-10-24
End Date: 2018-11-24*
*End dates are roughly estimated; events last around a month, but we’ve never told in advance when the end is because AbyssRium’s communication is terrible. It’s also unclear if the new event style even ends or not.

New Fish: 11
Total Fish: 58
IAP Fish: 4 new IAP fish, one in each tank (sheesh). Only one affects Halloween
Total cost: All but impossible to determine in the new format before actually reaching it

Halloween 2018 Hidden Fish

Note that some lock conditions are listed on the lock icon rather than with the other lock conditions, you need to meet all conditions and no popup will tell you when you unlock them since they are not hidden. Most fish have three unlock conditions this time and will not unlock before all three are met.

Beware buying duplicates the maximum vitality per second appears to have a hard cap, some players report possibly being locked out of getting the Kraken due to this. Buy only fish needed for unlocks if possible, until you get the last fish. Yes, it sucks, yes, tell the devs you’re not happen about that aspect on Facebook.

Regarding Tombstone unlocks, just take 5 pictures of all 4 Tombstones and it should count, then just ignore the tombstone unlocks unless you’re sure it’s what you’re missing.

New Player Spreadsheet

This event is kind of a trainwreck for new players, who have it several times harder than other players, and can possibly lock themselves out of the kraken by buying too many of the wrong fish.

Use this spreadsheet by u/iloveregex to be sure you don’t mess up if you want to be careful about how many of each to buy!

Fall 2017 Event Fish

For some reason the Fall 2017 fish are extremely high level hidden unlocks. Thanks to the Subreddit for finding these.

  • Star Sickle Fish
    • Collect candy from Whales 5 times
    • Take 5 pictures of the 4th tombstone
  • Fall forest fairy fish
    • Dubious laboratory level 1000
    • Acquire 5 bone dolphins
    • Acquire 5 vampire manta rays
  • Fall forest football fish 
    • Own 3 Fall Forest Fairy Fish
    • Collect candy from the Star Sickle Fish 5 times
  • Fall forest dumbo octopus
    •  Level 3000 Hungry Coffin
    • Collect candy from a dolphin 20 times
    • Collect candy from the Fall Forest Football Fish 5 times
  • Light jellyfish
    • Own 5 fall forest dumbo octopus
    • Collect candy 150 times from jellyfish
    • Share a photo of the Witch’s den
  • Star striped marlin
    • Take 10 pictures while activating Halloween Moon Night skill
      • Costs 300 pearls
        • To avoid wasting even more pearls, do the following unlocks at the same time:
          • Take 30 photos
          • Take 5 photos of the Fall Forest Football Fish
    • Collect candy 200 times from jellyfish
    • Riddle Jack O’ Lantern level 4000
  • Star turtle 
    • Collect candies from turtles 300 times
    • Take 10 pictures while activating Spookies Parade skill
      • Another 300 pearl waste…
        • To avoid wasting even more pearls, do the following as well while using the skill:
          • Take 5 photos of the Fall Forest Manta Ray
          • Take 5 photos of the Star striped marlin
          • Take 30 pictures
    • Dubious laboratory level 6000
  • Star Dolphin 
    • Take 30 pictures while activating Halloween Moon Night skill
    • Collect candy 300x from dolphins
    • Own 5 star turtles
  • Star Ray  
      • Own 5 Star Dolphins
      • Collect candy 300x from rays.
  • Fall Forest Ray 
    • Trick or Treat level 20
    • Collect Candy 50 times from Light jellyfish
    • Take 5 photos of the Fall Forest Football Fish while activating Halloween Moon Night skill
  • Star ocean sunfish 
    • Acquire 5 Star Rays
    • Take 5 photos of the Star striped marlin while activating Spookies parade
    • Collect Candy 100x from sunfish
  • Fall forest narwhal
    •  Collect candy 100x from narwhals
    • Acquire 5 Fall Forest Manta Rays
    • Acquire 5 Lamp Narwhals
  • Star whale 
    • Collect candy 100x from whales
    • Acquire 5 Star Sunfish
    • Take 5 photos of Star Turtles while activating Halloween Moon Night skill
  • Fall forest whale
    • Take 5 photos of the Fall Forest Manta Ray while activating Spookies Parade
    • Acquire 5 Fall Forest Narwhals
    • Collect Candy 100x from sharks
Halloween 2017 Event Fish
  • Mummy Mahi Mahi
    • Own 33 event fish!
      • Most people that can’t unlock it overlook this requirement, it’s listed under the lock on the right side of the fish list because the devs don’t know how to design UI
      • Note that for non-hidden fish, nothing pops up saying you’ve unlocked it
    • Take a picture of the #1 Tombstone
      • They’re NOT numbered, but this is one of the two in the front
      • You will not get a pop up confirming it worked, since this is NOT a hidden fish.
  • Devil Boxfish
    • If you don’t get this one, you probably forgot to tap on the Witch’s Pot to focus the camera on it. All camera unlocks require focusing on the target.

The rest of the 2017 and 2016 Halloween Fish are listed ingame and not hidden, I just listed this because everyone is tripped up by the 33 event fish unlock. Most fish have a requirement under the lock icon too

Halloween (2018) Event Fish

I’m only listing the new fish here, see below sections for the old halloween fish. There is a huge fish list almost totally unsorted since all the old fish were shoved in here.

  • Pumpkin Blobfish
    • Own 3 Bone Fish
      • All of these unlocks only count new fish in the Halloween Coralite
  • Reaper Seapig
    • Take photo of Devil Boxfish
    • Own Weeping Tree (unlock via Quest)
  • Pumpkin Nautilus
    • Level 500 Weeping Tree
    • Own 5 Football Fish
  • Vampire Seahorse
    • Take photo of Ghost Seahorse
    • Own 5 Nautilus
      • These sort of unlocks seem to require X amount of any Halloween fish, inside the Halloween Coralite map
  • Pumpkin Octopus
    • Own Hungry Coffin
    • Own 5 Seahorse
  • Knight Octopus
    • Own Hungry Coffin
    • Own 5 Seahorse
  • Reaper Jellyfish
    • Take photo of Death Squid
    • Own 5 Squid
  • Franken Sunfish
    • Own Witch’s Den
    • Own 5 Ray
  • Mummy Shark
    • Own Witch’s Den
    • Own 5 Sunfish
  • Lamp Narwhal
    • Level 900 Witch’s Den
    • Share a photo of Mummy Shark
  • Halloween Kraken
    • Own 5 Halloween Whale
    • Own 170 total Halloween Fish
    • Own 39 different kinds of Halloween Fish
Halloween 2018 Hidden Fish
  • Wizard Frog
    • Get Trick or Treat level 5 (upgrade with Gems in Magic Tab)
      • This costs a couple thousand gems, but you get them back by completing the Quests so it’s not too bad
    • Use Trick or Treat 50 times (!!!)
      • Yes, watching ads to reset the skill counts
    • Take 5 photos of “Tombstone #2”
      • Just take 5 pictures of all 4 tombstones you have to do that for other unlocks anyway, it does not matter which one is which
  • Zombie Piranha
    • Tap Jellyfish candy 50 times
    • Take 5 pictures of the 3rd Tombstone
      • Again just take pictures of all of them
    • Own 5 Jellyfish
  • Vampire Penguin
    • Collect candies from Wizard Frog 10 times
    • Use Trick or Treat 200 times
    • Take 5 photos of Tombstone number 2 (right behind)
  • Witchhouse Football Fish
    • Complete Witch’s Castle quest (finish all other quests)
    • Own all Halloween fish except the Witch (56 total)
    • Max of 1
  • Snowy Owl
    • Complete the Snowy Owl quest below
Halloween 2018 Event Premium Fish

As always, the premium fish are listed in the Shop > Gems tab, not the Event tab. They’re not required to unlock any other content, ever.

  • Little Witch
    • $10 IAP
    • Bought in Halloween map
    • Benefits the Halloween Event
  • Ugly Octopus Trio
    • $10 IAP
    • Bought in Halloween map
    • Benefits the Halloween Event
  • Koala 
    • $10 IAP
    • Bought in Saltwater map
    • Does not benefit the Halloween event
  • Mandarin Duck
    • $10 IAP
    • Bought in Freshwater Map
    • Does not benefit the Halloween event
Old Event Fish (2016-2017)

The Fall 2017, Halloween 2016, and Halloween 2017 fish are included, but with totally new unlocks.

Any fish you got from a prior event or in the luck shell will automatically be unlocked, the others have to be unlocked in the Halloween tank with new conditions. Let me know the new conditions if you find them because I cannot test or check them.

This is a really dumb, unnecessary over complication imo.

Halloween 2018 Quests

These quests give rewards (including Candy, Vitality, and Gems) and unlock the next “coral” in the game. They’re required for fish unlocks and help you progress in the event, so keep an eye on them.

Everything in this event only counts what’s in the event tank, and only gems transfer between tanks. Thanks to /u/farmerlesbian for writing these all out because it was way too boring for me to do.

Witch’s Pot Quest

Unlocks Weeping Tree

  • Create 1 Bone Fish.
  • Create 1 Pumpkin Blobfish
  • Reach 1.000B of candy
  • Create 1 Devil Boxfish
Rival Witch Quest

Unlocks Hungry Coffin

  • Reach level 660 of Witch’s Pot
  • Use Trick or Treat skill 3 times
    • This is the crab skill
      • Yes, watching ads to reset counts for all these unlocks
  • Create 2 Vampire Football Fish
  • Own 15 kinds of fish
Property Manager Quest

Unlocks Riddle Jack O’ Lantern

  • Reach a total of 3600 levels on all event “coral”
  • Reach 500.000I vitality
  • Create 5 Knight Octopus
    • Only ones created AFTER this unlock count, don’t create any before
  • Own 70 fish.
Key to Witch’s Den Quest

Unlocks Dubious Laboratory

  • Reach 1.000N of Candy
  • Create 5 Reaper Jellyfish
    • Only ones created AFTER this unlock count, don’t create any before
  • Reach a total of 13,000 levels between all Witch’s Den items
  • Own 24 kind of fish
    • If you’re missing a fish, it’s probably the Wizard Frog that’s next to unlock. It’s hidden, but can be unlocked at any time.
Riddle of the Jack O’ Lantern Quest

Unlocks Witch’s Den. Oddly, the Witch’s Den has a max of 8000 levels instead of 9000 like the others.

  • Reach 10.000T vitality
  • Collect candy from the bubbles over fish’s heads 2500 times
  • Reach Level 10 of Trick or Treat (you buy the levels of this skill in the “Magic” tab, with gems)
  • Create 1 Wizard Frog
Witch’s Castle Quest

Unlocks Witchhouse Football Fish, but you still have to buy one of each fish to purchase it

  • Own 135 fish
  • Reach a total of 35,000 levels between all Witch’s Den items
  • Take 1 photo of Halloween Kraken
  • Obtain 50 kinds of fish
A Lost Snowy Owl Quest

Unlocks the Hedwig Snowy Owl fish

  • Own 15 sharks
    • Includes sharks created prior to unlocking the quest
  • Reach 500AN Vitality
  • Own 1 Star Whale
  • Reach a total of 52,000 levels between all Witch’s Den items
    • Post-update, this is easier than it may sound, but still extreme
      • Requires level 9000 of everything but Witch’s Den, and at least level 7000 on Den. Max them out in order from the top
Which Tombstone is Which?

They’re not actually numbered despite the genius dev team referring to them by number, so just take 5 pictures of all of them.

Video Guide

Don’t forget to check out the Main Guide for all AbyssRium related information that isn’t to do with events.

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