Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Halloween Event 2017 Mini-Guide

This is a “mini-guide” for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium, with only the Halloween Event (2017) information, split out to be faster & easier to load on mobile devices. Feel free to add to your Homescreen for easy access!
See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information or the Addendum below for other relevant posts.

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Halloween Event (2017) Info

Estimated duration: October 23rd through November 23rd.

Video Guide here.

Total cost to get at least one of each fish (excluding 2016 fish):
84,200 Candy.

Total cost to get at least one of each fish (including 2016 fish):
171,000 Candy, 2450 Seaweed, 445 Clams, 195 Sea Urchins

Thanks much to /u/farmerlesbian for working up an initial fish list on reddit.

Halloween Event (2017) Hidden Fish

  • Devil Boxfish (Hidden)
    • Costs 600 Candy
    • Watch 15 ads for Halloween Candy in the Event tab (other ads do not count)
      • You can force your device’s clock forward a half hour at a time to get this faster (that’s 7.5 hours otherwise), still gotta watch 15 ads though.
  • Ghost Jellyfish (Hidden)
    • 2,000
    • Share 3 pictures (of anything) while wearing the Ghost House Costume
  • Ghost Sunfish (Hidden)
    •  6,000
    • Tap candies above Ghost Jellyfish 500 times
  • Cemetery Turtle (Hidden)
    • 3,000
    • Take pictures of all of Kim’s tombstones
      • Video guide for the locations 
      • There are three tombstones for “Kim” hidden around your aquarium when using the Halloween Castle Dye
        • These are in your tank, not the Facebook bot “Kim”‘s tank
        • Behind the Clam Farm (behind the Coralite and to the right if you don’t have it)
        • On the Nautilus shipwreck (straight behind the coralite among the rocks if you don’t have it)
        • Hidden among the rocks far to the right.
          • Do them in this order because it makes it easier to pan and find the other tombstones, they’re each just within sight from each other
          • Found by /u/shou7 on reddit
  • Mummy Mahi Mahi (Hidden)
    • 1,200
    • Leave exactly 5 Mummy Clownfish in the aquarium with the app open for 30 minutes
      • You can leave any amount of other fish, but only exactly 5 mummy clownfish can be out

Halloween Event (2017) Normal Fish

  • Mummy Clownfish
    • 300
  • Ghost Fish (2017)
    • 300
    • Same name, but a different fish from the 2016 Ghost Fish
  • Bat Butterfly
    • 900
    • Own 3 Mummy Clownfish
  • Vampire Football Fish
    • 900
    • Own 3 Ghost Fish (2017)
  • Ghost Seahorse
    • 1,500
    • Own 20 2017 Halloween fish
    • All Own X Halloween Fish unlocks only count 2017 fish, and thus if you fuse fish to create a Halloween 2016 fish, your counter will go down, so wait to fuse until you’ve finished the last “get X fish” unlock
  • Witch Blobfish
    • 1,500
    • Own 5 Vampire Football Fish
  • Spiderweb Nautilus
    • 2,500
    • Own 5 Ghost Seahorse
  • Halloween Dolphin
    • 4,000
    • Own 40 Halloween 2017 Fish
  • Death Squid
    • 2,500
    • Own 30 Halloween 2017 Fish
  • Vampire Ray
    • 5,000
    • Own 5 Death Squid
  • Coffin Shark
    • 6,000
    • Own 60 Halloween 2017 fish
    • After you get the Coffin Shark it’s safe to start fusing for Halloween 2016 fish
  • Halloween Whale
    • 15,000
    • Own all Halloween 2017 event fish
      • Halloween Kitty is not required for this count
      • Ignore “not including Bone Whale”, that’s nonsense as no 2016 fish count towards it at all
  • Halloween Kitty ($ Paid only)
    • Bought with Vitality, and can be bought outside of the event like all Event IAP fish
    • $10 Halloween Package
    • Includes double currency for this event only

The Legendary Sun Fish is also back, unclear if it’s only for the duration of this event or not (like it was last time).

  • Legendary Sun Fish
    • This is a normal fish bought with Vitality, not Halloween candy, and it’s in your Fish tab, not the Event one
    • Tap Sunfish vitality/candy 100+ times
      • Just keep doing it and don’t bother counting, it will work eventually.
      • Just the Normal Fish Sunfish, event fish are (as always) excluded
    • Easier if you store ALL fish but the sunfish, and ideally buy more than one, then tap the Expand tab so you can move around the camera to follow them, making it easier to tap their icons
    • You may see “SUDDEN DEATH!” upon unlocking this fish; it’s just a reference to the game Survive Mola Mola (which this fish is a crossover from) and doesn’t mean anything other than that this fish was unlocked, your fish are fine.

Returning Halloween Event (2016) Fish

The following fish are from the 2016 Halloween event. They are now Fusion fish in the Event tab, requiring Fusion materials and between 2 to 5 of the base fish to unlock for the first time for some confusing reason.

Remember that fusing fish will reduce your Halloween 2017 fish count, so fuse for these fish after unlocking the Coffin Shark.

If you already own any of these fish from the earlier event or Luck Shell, they’ll show up even if you don’t meet the requirement. Ignore the requirements that pop up when you unlock the fish, they still list the now-irrelevant 2016 unlock conditions.

  • Bone Fish
    • Requires: 2 Mummy Clownfish
    • Cost: 100 Seaweed, 1 Mummy Clownfish
  • Ghost Fish (2016)
    • Requires: 2 Ghost Fish (2017)
    • Cost: 100 Seaweed, 1 Ghost fish (2017)
  • Bone Turtle
    • Requires: 3 Cemetery Turtle
    • Cost: 250 Seaweed, 40 Clams, 15 Urchins
  • Bone Dolphin
    • Requires: 5 Halloween Dolphin
    • Cost: 250 Seaweed, 50 Clams, 20 Urchins, 1 Halloween Dolphin
  • Ghost Dolphin
    • Requires: 5 Halloween Dolphin
    • Cost: 250 Seaweed, 50 Clams, 20 Urchins, 1 Halloween Dolphin
  • Ghost Ray
    • Requires: 5 Vampire Ray
    • Cost: 300 Seaweed, 70 Clams, 40 Urchins, 1 Vampire Ray
  • Dogface Puffer
    • Requires: 3 Witch Blobfish
    • Cost: 150 Seaweed, 15 Clams 1 Witch Blobfish
  • Football Fish
    • Requires: 2 Vampire Football Fish
    • Cost: 200 Seaweed, 20 Clams, 10 Urchins, 1 Vampire Football Fish
  • Dumbo Octopus
    • Requires: 3 Ghost Jellyfish
    • Cost: 200 Seaweed, 20 Clams, 10 Urchins, 1 Ghost Jellyfish
  • Goblin Shark
    • Requires: 3 Coffin Shark
    • Cost:  300 Seaweed, 50 Clams, 30 Urchins, 1 Coffin Shark
  • Bone Whale
    • Requires: 3 Halloween Whale
    • Cost: 350 Seaweed, 130 Clams, 50 Sea Urchins, 1 Halloween Whale

Halloween (2017) Customization Items

As always, immediately buy and wear all the Halloween Event theme items to make unlocking hidden fish simpler. The Halloween Event (2016) Theme items aren’t returning, unfortunately.

  • Ghost Home (Costume)
    • 1000 Candy
  • Halloween Castle (Dye)
    • 500 Candy
  • Ghost Night (Theme)
    • 500 Candy

Getting Halloween Event Candy

Candy is earned the same regardless of which event is currently taking place. Halloween Event Candies, Candy Canes, Spring Event Butterflies, Cake Slices, and Valentine’s Day Chocolates are all just “candy” as far as AbyssRium’s actual coding is concerned.

  • 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 can get 5-25 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 for up to 50 candy per tap
        • Buying the Premium Event Fish that comes with that event will usually double candy drops again (but only for that one event, not future events), meaning up to 100 candy per tap
  • Get 50 for watching an ad in the “Event” category
    • Ads are available every 30 minutes
    • If you have Song of the Moon near-maxed this probably isn’t even worth the effort, as that’s just 2 taps’ worth of vitality with max SotM active
Best Method for Earning Candies

Video guide to best method.

Basically, store all but 4 fish of the same type to limit where on the screen we have to tap; any Jellyfish will work best due to their limited movement range, but Clownfish will do as well. Ideally the fish should be the same exact species so they school together. Only 3 Candy icons will appear at once (plus potentially one Photo quest), hence the limit of 4. You can store all other fish instantly in the Manage Fish menu.

To get the most candy per second we need Song of the Moon (multiplies candies dropped). Additionally, Spirit of Life doubles this again; you can get 10 minutes of SoL free from the sharing pictures Daily Mission. Finally, the Premium fish for each event also doubles candy drops on top of these other benefits (don’t feel you need to buy it, though, it’s not that big a buff). These are the only three things that affect how much candy per tap is given.

Use Recharge Skill and you’ll be able to squeeze out even more Song of the Moon time, spending almost the whole free 10 minutes under SotM.


Other resources useful for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium players:

Full AbyssRium guide -Anything you could ever ask for is in here!

Hidden Fish Mini-Guide – All the non-event Hidden Fish

Halloween Fish (2017) Mini-Guide

Fall Fish Mini-Guide – All the Fall Event Hidden Fish

Event Fish Guide – All info on limited-time events

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

Striped Marlin/Bonito/Star Striped Marlin guide – Because these stupid RNG fish generate 10x as many questions as anything else

Video Guides – A YouTube playlist full of my AbyssRium video guides & updates

Other mobile games – Bored? Check out some other mobile games I’ve made guides or reviews for.

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