AbyssRium: Tap Tap Fish Hidden Fish & Gameplay Guide

AbyssRium All Hidden Fish Guide

This guide has all hidden fish in AbyssRium: Tap Tap Fish for iOS and Android, and their unlocking requirements, and pretty much all you need to know about AbyssRium. The guide’s pretty big, so use the Table of Contents below to look around! Come chat about the game in our Discord.

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2020-05-06: Theme Park Event Guide is out!

2020-01-21: Added a section on these “Hiding Fish” since the game is super confusing and they don’t seem to be going away. Some new Hiding Fish related Expand Item rewards were added to the game.

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AbyssRium Guide Index

Other resources useful for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium players:

My Patreon Page – Where you can support me, or use paypal instead.
AbyssRium World – Guide for the newest, management game
AbyssRium Pole Guide – The guide for the frostygame.
Full AbyssRium guide – Anything you could ever ask for is in here! All Saltwater tank information is here.
Event Fish Guide – All info on limited-time events & Event Tanks
Freshwater Guide – All info on the Freshwater tank
Fusion Fish 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.

Event Fish Guide

Periodically AbyssRium has events, they’ve become different over the months, so the specific details are in the event-specific guide now. Events only partially repeat; later events let you get old fish, usually through expensive fusion. Repeated events may lack specific fish or items from earlier events.

See also my  video guides for events.

2020 Events

Midsummer Farmer’s Paradise Event

4th Anniversary Event

Brave Viking Warriors

Theme Park Event

Spring Event 2020

March Retro Event 2020

Valentine’s Day 2020 Event

New Years 2020 Event

2019 Events

Christmas Event 2019

Greek Mythology Event 2019

Halloween Event 2019

Space Event 2019

Anniversary Tank Guide

July Anniversary Event 2019

June Tropical Event 2019

May Wonderland Event 2019

April Spring Event 2019 Guide

March Circus Event 2019 Guide

Valentine’s Day 2019

New Year’s 2019

2018 Events

Christmas 2018 Event

Halloween Event (2018)

2nd Anniversary Event (2018)

Pirate Event (2018)

Ancient Egypt Event (2018)

Spring Event (2018)

Valentine’s Disaster (2018)

New Year’s Gift (2018)

2017 Events

Christmas Event (2017)

Halloween Event (2017)

Fall Event (2017)

Anniversary Event (2017)

Spring Event (2017)

Valentine’s Day  Event (2017)

2016 Events

Christmas Event (2016)

Halloween Event (2016)

Event Calendar 2020

Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium Event Schedule

Freshwater Tank Fish

Tap Tap Fish: AbyssRium Freshwater World Guide

AbyssRium Fusion Fish

Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium: Fusion Fish & Farms Guide

AbyssRium’s Hidden Fish

For hidden fusion fish, see the Fusion Fish guide instead.

As a general note, AbyssRium is a pretty buggy game, and if something requires 10 Things, don’t be particularly surprised if it doesn’t pop up after exactly 10 actions. It might take a bit of time or a few more actions to properly register, and fish will generally not pop until you’re back to the main menu if you’re taking photos/etc.

  • Legendary Sun Fish 
    • Tap Sunfish vitality well over 100 times
    • This is removed from the game
  • Blue Clownfish
    • Take a picture of Percula Clownfish (orange ones)  3 times
  • 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 too many Orange/red clownfish repeats
  • Randall’s Goby
    • Take 3 pictures of Gobies
  • Clown Tang
    • Take pictures of Tangs 5 times
  • Convict Tang
    • Do nothing for 1 hour
    • You must leave Abyssrium open, which means you’ll want AbyssRium in Battery Saver mode and on a charger because Abyssrium is crazy battery hungry.
  • Naso Tang
    • Own 50 Tangs
      • Fusion Tangs still count towards this number, and making Fusion Tangs will speed up this otherwise arduous process due to the Vitality boost they provide, so it’s highly recommended!
    • Obviously, you’re going to want to do this one after finishing most other objectives or your aquarium is going to be very boring
    • The time period after Z vitality is ideal to get tons of fish quickly for this
  • Jewel Damsel
    • Tap the upper left corner of screen 1,000 times (seriously)
    • Very likely requires a coral of some kind, Ruby Cabbage or lower
    • Don’t watch the Hard Worker counter while trying this, it won’t necessarily sync up. You’ll get it, just keep it up
    • Midas Tap doesn’t count for hidden fish, you’ll need to manually tap.
      • Use 3 fingers as Midas Tap will only trigger on one. You can use a finger on one hand to “hold” the midas tap and two/three fingers on the other hand to “drum” the top left corner to make it go a bit faster
  • Narwhal
    • Ruby Cabbage Coral (?)
    • Tap the top left corner of the screen 5,000 times
      • It doesn’t have to be consecutive, but you can do it all in one session without much trouble. It takes a while but not hours.
  • 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 or share it
  • Springer Dottyback
    • Share picture 3 times
    • You can press the share button, delete the draft and still get it credit for sharing as long as it switches apps
  • Panther Grouper
    • Share a picture of Parrotfish 10 times
      • Mahi Mahi counts as a Parrotfish
  • Moorish Idol
    • Take picture of Mystery Chest 5 times (wait for it to spawn first obviously)
      • Tap the chest to make sure you’re focused on it, it needs to be the focus not just in frame
      • Some people report only getting it after sharing not just taking the pictures, so if you’re having trouble try that instead
    • Technically an Angelfish
  • Scribbled Angelfish:
    • Push See More button in Photo Award 10 times
      • This actually almost always takes many more than 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
      • Fusion Angelfish still count towards the total, and making Fusion Angels will speed up this otherwise arduous process due to the vitality boost while not “losing” any Angels, so it’s highly recommended!
        • Note Masked Angel currently does not count because of a bug!
    • Like the Naso Tang, save this for one of your final challenges in AbyssRium. It’s not as bad as it might sound, but it’s a long grind even after reaching Z vitality
  • Queen Angel
    • Fragile Staghorn Coral level 3000
  • Juvenile Pinnate Spadefish
    • Own 3 Gold Fish
      • These are the “set completion” rewards for the Hiding Fish game, see Hiding Fish for more info.
  • Pajama Cardinal
    • Open app 20 times in one day (you don’t have to close the app, just home screen-> back into app)
  • 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
      • If you don’t want to ‘cheat’, you could change your time zone so that ‘midnight occurs’ while you’re playing…though it’s really the same thing
    • 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
  • Prized Walking Fish
    • Play AbyssRium for two days on the Attendance Calendar
      • All “play game for X days” achievements must be earned online
      • A big calendar will pop up and show you your daily rewards with a new fish every 7th day
      • These days do not have to be consecutive
    • This is called an Axolotl, popularized in part by the pokemon Wooper & Mudkip
    • Counts as an “event fish” with no vitality multiplier, and you only get one
    • If you somehow didn’t get one, you’ll need to send a bug report and they can send you one I believe
  • Sea Slug
    • Play game for 7 days
  • Giant Isopod
    • Play game for 14 days
  • Oarfish
    • Play game for 21 days
  • Coelacanth
    • Play game for 28 days
  • Giant Squid
    • Play game for 35 days
  • Camel Cowfish
    • Share picture of Blowfish 3 times
    • Boxfish, Puffers, Cowfish, Triggers, the Lionfish, and even the Sea Slug all count as Blowfish for this task
  • Spotted Mandarin Dragonet
    • Start AbyssRium upon notification
    • This has nothing to do with the “vitality full” notification, it’s a special notification that specifically says “it is time to get the hidden fish”. See the above link for much more info
  • Juvenile Spotted Boxfish
  • Whale Shark
    • Start AbyssRium upon notification
      • Requires Star Horn Coral
        • Note people report having significantly more trouble getting the Whale Shark than any of the other similar fish
        • If you’re having trouble with it and have Star Horn coral, I would strongly recommend just using the manual method to force the unlock
  • 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 reopen it 5 times
    • 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
    • Use Delicious Food skill 50 times
  • Red Lobsters (Hidden, Fusion)
    • Sea Urchin Farm required
    • Use the Delicious Food skill 100 times
      • Did you know most lobsters only turn red during cooking?
        • RIP
    • This is a Fusion Fish and is created in the Fusion tab
  • Striped Marlin
    • Appears to require Star Horn Coral
    • Take a photo of Striped Marlin.
      • I made a dedicated Striped Marlin Guide since this fish is so hard to get with extra details.
      • They may start appearing the first 30 minutes after Star Horn Coral is purchased, but they aren’t guaranteed.
      • They have what is said to be a”10% chance” of showing up every half hour of ingame time (not real time, the app has to be open).
      • Time is not consecutive. You do not have to reset the app after 30 minutes if you don’t see them, that will never help. Playing the game will not prevent them from appearing
      • I really can’t stress enough that there is no magic trick to this. Asking me won’t get you them faster,and whatever you think is preventing them is almost certainly not. They are just extremely rare. Remember that with a 10% chance it is not out of the ordinary to need to try 15 or even 20+ times.
      • Here’s a photo of them so you know what you’re looking for
      • 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!
      • They’ll make many loops around the screen so don’t panic, but you do want to be fairly quick.
      • If you miss them, they will come back.
  • Bonito (Hidden, Fusion)
    • Unlock: Take a picture of Bonito. Yes, like the Marlin…
    • This is a Fusion Fish, found in the Fusion tab, not with the other fish
  • Mauve Stinger Jellyfish
    • Take a picture of a Moon Jellyfish 10 times
      • Some people don’t seem to get this until they share the image. If it doesn’t seem to work and you’ve counted 10 shots try that
  • Leatherback Turtle
    • Open the Mystery Chest 50 times
      • This is the last time you’d never need to watch an ad to unlock a fish, so I’d strongly suggest never watching an ad again after unlocking it
  • Commerson Dolphin
    • Save a picture of a dolphin 3 times
      • The Narwhal counts as a dolphin for this task, and is available sooner
        • The listed requirement of “save picture of the Coralite 3 times” is completely wrong and has been present for almost a full year
      • Seasonal event dolphins do not count
  • Manta Ray
    • Share a photo of “Stingray” 3 times
      • There is no stingray, it means the Spotted Eagle Ray or any ray
      • It says “to twitter” but it’s a lie, any sharing service works
    • The Oarfish counts as a Stingray for this
  • Hammerhead Shark
    • Save picture of shark 3 times
      • Goblin Shark does not count
  • Dugong
    • Own 78 types of Normal fish
    • What a beautiful Dugong! (chew)
  • Octopus
    • Requires Blue Table Coral
      • Costs 3.265 AC to unlock.
  • Cuttlefish
    • Requires Blue Table Coral
    • Acquire 3 Octopi
    • Only the actual “Octopus” fish will count for this
  • Vampire Squid
    • Requires Blue Table Coral
    • Tap upper right corner 1000 times
      • For any following fish that requires coral in addition to a condition, you can complete the condition first and the fish will unlock immediately upon getting the Coral
    • Did you know the Vampire Squid is not quite a squid nor an Octopus? It has it’s own Order, Vampyromorphida
  • Piglet Squid
    • Requires Blue Table Coral
    • Share a photo of Vampire Squid 5 times
  • Colossal Squid
    • Requires Blue Table Coral
    • Collect all Mollusca  (Misleading)
      • Acquire Octopus, Cuttlefish, Vampire Squid, and Piglet Squid
      • That’s all the other Blue Table Coral fish
      • (Trivia) It’s description should really read “Cephalopods,” a more narrow classification, but even then its written description is misleading
  • Leafy Seadragon
    • Requires White Swing Anemone
      • Costs 191.223 AV Vitality
      • Coralite level 2500
  • Ribbon Seadragon
    • Requires White Swing Anemone
  • Weedy Seadragon
    • Requires White Swing Anemone
    • Take a picture while using Delicious Food
  • Red Weedy Seadragon
    • Requires White Swing Anemone
    • Start Application Upon Notification
      • Will not come without Whale Shark, so if you still don’t have Whale Shark when you have White Swing, it’s time to force the unlock with the method in the above link.
  • Giant Seadragon
    • Requires White Swing Anemone
    • Acquire all 4 other Sea Dragons
  • Sawfish
    • Requires Orange Blade Coral
      • Costs 11.196 BP Vitality
      • Coralite level 3500
  • Shovelnose Guitarfish
    • Requires Orange Blade Coral
  • Torpedo Ray
    • Requires Orange Blade Coral
    • Own 75 types of normal fish
  • Bowmouth Guitarfish
    • Requires Orange Blade Coral
    • Upgrade Volcanic Eruption, Delicious Food, and Song of the Moon to Level 11
      • Skills can go above this level as of the Expand update, but level 11 is still enough to unlock this
      • The nautilus, Magic Conch and Mysterious Shell don’t count for this
      • You won’t get quite enough gems to get this just from Achievements/attendance, so it’s recommended to spend all your gems to get these to level 11 as soon as possible
  • Giant Guitarfish
    • Requires Orange Blade Coral
    • Own 200 total fish
  • Sea Pig
    • Requires Pink Tree Coral
      • Costs 158.645 CS vitality
      • Coralite Level 5000
  • Hatchet Fish
    • Requires Pink Tree Coral
  • Blob Fish
    • Requires Pink Tree Coral
    • Share picture of a Sea Pig 5 times
  • Megamouth Shark
    • Requires Pink Tree Coral
    • Acquire 15 Great White Sharks
  • Gulper Eel
    • Requires Pink Tree Coral
    • Own 250 fish
  • Basking Shark
    • Requires Giant Green Kelp
      • Cost:92.893 DL Vitality.
  • Beluga Whale
    • Requires Giant Green Kelp
    • Acquire 10 Irrawaddy Dolphins
  • Dwarf Whale
    • Requires Giant Green Kelp
    • Own 99 kinds of fish
  • Migaloo
    • Requires Giant Green Kelp
    • Share images of 100 different fish species.
      • Here’s a checklist you can use to help you keep track
        • Thanks Nina Hansen for compiling the Spreadsheet!
      • Shares before getting the Giant Green Kelp still count; if you already have 100 unique shares before getting Kelp you’ll unlock it the next time you “share” an image of a fish.
      • Easiest way to do this is to just make sure to “share” an image of each new fish as you unlock it. You’ll have over 100 fish by the time you unlock the Giant Green Kelp.
      • A more painful way to do this if you’ve already been playing for a while is to store all fish then take out a single fish of each species at once, sharing then storing them.
      • Remember to not actually share them. Click the share button, let it swap apps/bring up the Share menu, then back out. Don’t spam your friends with 100+ pictures.
      • Event Fish don’t count
  • 1000 Year Old Blue Whale
    • Acquire all normal fish (113 total)
      • This no longer includes the Juvenile Spadefish
      • Event fish & Fusion are excluded
      • Only one 1000 Year Old Blue Whale can be obtained, apparently due to performance reasons
Normal Fish

Not all fish are hidden, but hey, just in case you want their requirements.These usually just require that you buy all prior fish in the chain and own their respective coral.

  • Percula Clownfish
    • Fragile Staghorn Coral
  • Red Clownfish
    • Fragile Staghorn Coral
  • Fire Goby
    • Fresh Seaweed ‘Coral’
    • Own 5 Clownfish
  • Blue Banded Goby
    • Fresh Seaweed ‘Coral’
    • Own 5 Clownfish
  • Helfrich’s Firefish
    • Fresh Seaweed ‘Coral’
    • Own 5 Clownfish
  • Scissortail Goby
    • Red Sea Fan
    • Own 5 Clownfish
  • Yellow Watchman Goby
    • Red Sea Fan
    • Own 5 Clownfish
  • Blue Tang
    • Mysterious Starfish
    • Own 5 Goby
  • Achilles Tang
    • Mysterious Starfish
    • Own 5 Goby
  • Yellow Tang
    • White Anemone
    • Own 5 Goby
  • Powder Blue Tang
    • White Anemone
    • Own 5 Goby
  • Black and Gold Damsel
    • Pearly Anemone
    • Own 5 Tang
  • Blue Fin Damsel
    • Pearly Anemone
    • Own 5 Tang
  • Bluegreen Chromis
    • Pearly Anemone
    • Own 5 Tang
  • Black Bar Chromis
    • Pearly Anemone
    • Own 5 Tang
  • Emperor Angel
    • Cactus Coral
    • 3 Damsel/Chromis required
  • Bicolor Angel
    • Cactus Coral
    • 3 Damsel/Chromis required
  • Asfur Angel
    • Cactus Coral
    • 3 Damsel/Chromis required
  • Royal Dottyback
    • Orange Cup Coral
    • Own 5 Angelfish
  • Orchid Dottyback
    • Orange Cup Coral
    • Own 5 Angelfish
  • Diadem Dottyback
    • Orange Cup Coral
    • Own 5 Angelfish
  • Burgess Butterfly
    • Blue Cabbage Coral
    • Own 3 Dottyback
  • Racoon Butterfly
    • Blue Cabbage Coral
    • Own 3 Dottyback
  • Triangle Butterfly
    • Blue Cabbage Coral
    • Own 3 Dottyback
  • Lined Butterfly
    • Blue Cabbage Coral
    • Own 3 Dottyback
  • Blue Parrotfish
    • Green Spongodes Coral
    • Own 3 Butterfly fish
  • Red Parrotfish
    • Green Spongodes Coral
    • Own 3 Butterfly fish
  • Eastern Smooth Boxfish
    • Green Spongodes Coral
    • Own 2 Parrotfish
  • Yellow Boxfish
    • Green Spongodes Coral
    • Own 2 Parrotfish
  • Clown Trigger
    • Green Spongodes Coral
    • Own 2 Parrotfish
  • Longhorn Cowfish
    • Green Spongodes Coral
    • Own 2 Parrotfish
  • Orange Cowfish
    • Green Spongodes Coral
    • Own 2 Parrotfish
  • Orange Seahorse
    • Glowing Sea Flower
    • Own 3 Boxfish/Trigger/Cowfish
  • Black Seahorse
    • Glowing Sea Flower
    • Own 3 Boxfish/Trigger/Cowfish
  • Brazilian Seahorse
    • Glowing Sea Flower
    • Own 3 Boxfish/Trigger/Cowfish
  • Moon Jellyfish
    • Sapphire Sea Fan Coral
    • Own 3 Seahorses
  • Kemps Ridley Turtle
    • Ruby Cabbage Coral
    • 45 fish total
    • Keep it away from Samus (har har)
  • Loggerhead Turtle
    • Ruby Cabbage Coral
    • 45 fish total
  • Green Sea Turtle
    • Ruby Cabbage Coral
    • 45 fish total
  • Hawksbill Turtle
    • Ruby Cabbage Coral
    • 45 fish total
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    • Star Horn Coral
    • 50 total fish
  • Irrawaddy Dolphin
    • Star Horn Coral
    • 50 total fish
  • Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
    • Star Horn Coral
    • 50 total fish
  • Pink Dolphin
    • Star Horn Coral
    • 50 total fish
  • Spotted Eagle Ray
    • Star Horn Coral
    • 55 total fish
  • Thresher Shark
    • Star Horn Coral
    • 60 total fish
  • Zebra Bullhead Shark
    • Star Horn Coral
    • 60 total fish
  • Great White Shark
    • Star Horn Coral
    • 65 total fish
  • Sun Fish
    • Star Horn Coral
    • 70 total fish
  • Killer Whale
    • Star Horn Coral
    • 75 total fish
  • Sperm Whale
    • Star Horn Coral
    • 80 total fish
  • Blue Whale
    • Star Horn Coral
    • Own 70 types of fish

Hiding Fish

See the Hiding Fish Guide.

AbyssRium Gameplay Walkthrough

Getting Z Vitality in a week

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

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 fervently.

AbyssRium’s updated a lot since this was originally written, but it’ll still take you through early/mid game easy. They just added a lot of stuff so that Z is no longer the “end”, but the gameplay doesn’t really change beyond the ‘end’ anyway. Fusion Fish, Expand features, and Hiding Fish were all added since this walkthrough was written, but they don’t change it very much either.

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 to AbyssRium

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. If you’re bad at math, just add two zeros, close enough though obviously overshooting the value a bit. Note you shouldn’t use the +100/10 levels button with the Coralite; it actually costs more than way than buying levels one by one. Corals are the same, though eventually Corals are such a burden to keep up with it’s worth only buying them by the 100 levels.

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 AbyssRium 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 Sun Fish (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.

Right after O vitality you’ll be hitting Coralite level 1500, P Vitality, and 10,000 Coral of Life levels. Which of those comes first depends a bit on how you play, but once one comes, the others will follow fast, and you’ll be getting a fish every couple casts of all skills after all three for a while.

This is probably the worst hump in AbyssRium 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” which is not practical to reach (and if AbyssRium is hacked with cheating tools, it stops progressing and glitches out before getting that far).

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 Info


Different styles for Coralite, Coral, and background can be purchased and equipped in the painter’s palette icon menu when the main menu is closed. It’s mostly a way for them to give you more reason to spend gems, but several items are unlockable without gems too. There’s also one item in each category for every Event AbyssRium has.

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

The Store tab lets you buy Event customization items that you missed, all 3 items from one event for $1 each. Halloween is missing for some reason.


Outfits for the Coralite plus a unique animation while tapping.

  • Lonely Coralite
    • Default
  • Amigo Friend
    • Level 1000 Coralite
    • Sombrero, Sarape, and Maracas
    • Shakes the maracas when tapping
    • RIP Amigo Friend
  • 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
      • Can only be earned during Christmas Event
      • 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
      • 2,000 Candy Canes
      • Can only be earned during Christmas Event
      • Will be unlocked permanently if earned
      • Required for Polar Bear
    • Spring Flower Costume
      • 500 Butterflies
      • Spring Event Exclusive

Dye affects the visuals of your Coral.

  • Ordinary Coral
    • Default
  • Halloween Potion
    • Free
      • Own a Ghost Fish
      • Unlocked by playing the Halloween Event (2016)
    • 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 Dye
    • 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, not limited to Christmas event
  • Spring Garden Daffodil Dye
    • 1,000 Butterflies
    • Spring Event Exclusive

Theme effects the water, lighting, and Song of the Moon styling. You can see the theme’s effect on Song of the Moon/Spirit of Life’s influence here.

  • Abyssrium
    • Default
  • Halloween Night
    • Own a Ghost Fish
    • Unlocked by playing the Halloween Event (2016)
    • Song of the Moon has a nice orange moon with spooky graveyard shadows over it
  • 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.
  • Green Petal Theme
    • 5,000 Butterflies
    • Spring Event Exclusive


Paid for by Pearls earned only from the new Daily Mission, Luck Shell, or paying money, Expand lets you customize your tank.

It will take a very long time to make anything too fancy, so many sure you get the daily mission rewards as often as you can. Paying real world money gives a rather unimpressive amount of pearls (and no bulk discount) so I don’t recommend it.

Note that only Sand Castles and Craters affect vitality (or any element of gameplay at all). For the best long term benefit I would suggest spending at least your first week or two’s worth of pearls on Craters after buying your Seaweed farm.

Floating Island Trick

There’s a trick to get floating islands for your Expand items. It’s easier to show than tell, so here’s a video showing how.


Decorative only, most Terrain objects can have other objects placed on them or they can be used as decorations. You can even stack pillars to have extra tall ones. This is also where you buy new hex tiles to place more objects on.

  • Purchase new Terrain (50 Pearls)
    • Unlocks a new hexagon tile adjacent to an existing tile, you’re given one free.
    • Note you can pan the camera while in the buying menu, so you can move to the other side of the Coralite to buy a tile over there as well.
  • Wide Rock(20 Pearls)
  • Small Rock (15 Pearls)
  • Pebble (10 Pearls)
  • Arch Rock (20 Pearls)
  • Small Pillar (15 Pearls
  • Big Pillar (20 Pearls)
  • Pebble Ornament (10 Pearls)
  • Starfish Ornament (10 Pearls)
  • Large Gazebo Rock (80 Seaweed)
  • Small Gazebo Rock (40 Seaweed)
  • Large Ladder Rock (80 Seaweed)
  • Samll (sic) Ladder Rock (40 Seaweed)
  • Shell Decoration (30 Clams)
  • Sea Urchin Decoration (30 Sea Urchins)
  • Moss Rock (100 Seaweed)
  • Fence Rock (60 Clams)
  • Flexual Arch Rock (40 Sea Urchins)
Decorative Coral

Coral can’t be stacked on, but you can stack any Coral on top of any sufficiently sized Terrain item in the above list.

  • Seaweed (S/M/L) (20/35/50 Pearls)
  • Vortex Coral (S/M/L) (20/35/50 Pearls)
  • Onion Coral (S/M/L) (20/35/50 Pearls)
  • Feather Coral (S/M/L) (20/35/50 Pearls)
  • Pipe Coral (S/M/L) (20/35/50 Pearls)
  • Jar Anemone (S/M/L) (20/35/50 Pearls)
  • Elkhorn Coral (S/M/L) (25/50/75 Clams)
  • Sun Coral (S/M/L) (20/35/50 Crabs)
  • NewYear LionDog Statue (New Year’s Event)
  • Maneki Dumbo Coral (New Year’s Event)

Holy crap they figured out how percentages work. This is the only menu in AbyssRium where percentages are listed accurately! Note these work differently and you can only buy one of each structure; you buy upgrades instead of extras, which increase the vitality multiplier but do not result in any visual changes.

Structures appear to have a maximum level of 20. Note Structures don’t have to be placed on the map to work; stored Craters and Sand Castles work just as well.

Sand Castles

I’m not sure sand castles work underwater. But these boost your Coral vitality. I’d recommend getting and upgrading the Craters first,but if you want to buy one for visual variety 30 pearls isn’t a huge loss.

  • Sand Castle (S)
    • Buff: +10% Coral Vitality per level
    • Cost: 30 Pearls + 3 per level
    • Max: level 20, +200% Coral Vitality
  • Sand Castle (M)
    • Requires: Level 10 Sand Castle (S) (435 Pearls)
    • Buff: +20% Coral Vitality per level
    • Cost: 60 Pearls + 6 per level
    • Max: level 20, +400% Coral Vitality, 2340 Pearls
  • Sand Castle (L)
    • Requires: Level 20 Sand Castle (M) (2340 Pearls!!)
    • Buff: +50% Coral Vitality per level
    • Cost: 150 Pearls, +15 per level
    • Max: level 20, +1,000% Coral Vitality

Like baby Coralites or tiny hydrothermal vents, these come with a permanent Coralite vitality production bonus making them very valuable as later on your Vitality production is almost completely dependant on Delicious Food and thus tap vitality.

  • Crater (S)
    • Buff: +10% Tap Vitality per level
    • Cost: 30 Pearls + 3 per level
    • Max: level 20, +200 Coral Vitality
  • Crater (M)
    • Requires: Level 10 Crater (S) (435 Pearls)
    • Buff: +20% Tap Vitality per level
    • Cost: 60 Pearls + 6 per level
    • Max: Level 20, +400% Tap Vitality, 2340 Pearls
  • Crater (L)
    • Requires: Level 20 Crater (M) (2340 Pearls!)
    • Buff: +50% Tap Vitality per level
    • Cost: 150 Pearls, +15 per level
    • Max: level 20, +1,000% Tap Vitality

The math is pretty simple, an (M) sized structure will always be worth buying before an (S) unless it is twice as expensive. An L sized structure will always be worth buying over the (S) until it is five times as expensive, or two and a half times as expensive as the (M). Though you may want to only upgrade the (M) until unlocking the (L) for completeness’ sake.

Vitality Sources


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.

Tap vitality is increased by Coralite level and doubles every 25 levels. There is effectively no maximum level of Coralite or Coral, so don’t look to “complete” them, Abyssrium is effectively an endless game.

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.

There’s a trick that some people can trigger where they hold with one finger and tap rapidly with another and many shrimp will appear at once. If you can get this to work it makes 3D touch much better than normal taps.


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 also acts as a multiplier for the Quest/Magic vitality amounts.

Buying a new Coral species also boosts your maximum fish count by 5 fish per coral, and is the only free way to do so (you can also pay an absurd $100 for a paltry 10 more fish’s worth of space in the Store but, yeah).

Coral follow a complex curve where generally speaking, the newest coral available will provide the most cost effective boost in vitality after an initial “too expensive” period. This trend is broken for the new coral starting with Blue Table Coral which are much more expensive and much less effective, making the Star Horn Coral and the few coral above it the most effective to upgrade.

If you play Abyssrium very passively Coral might seem attractive, but Skills are still the preferable method once they’re obtained. Coral will only be significant fairly early on in your first few days of play Once Song of the Moon is obtained, your 2 hours worth of stored vitality is very little compared to what you can earn actively, with Delicious Food & Song of the Moon often instantly earning more than your two hours’ worth many times over. Coral are mostly important for reaching the next Coral of Life milestone which boosts all vitality production.

Trey Felton in the comments made this Coral Cost Calculator if you want to see what a specific upgrade will cost.

Interestingly/annoyingly, Coral cost more if you use the buy in bulk option, by about a 7% “convenience” tax. If you’re upgrading coral by the hundreds it’s not really worth going one by one, but it’s interesting to be aware of. Thanks to mickss on Reddit for working out the numbers.


Fish don’t directly add to vitality, instead passively doubling all Coral and Tap vitality permanently for each fish you buy with Vitality (event fish, luck shell fish, and the first free fish you get with a Premium Package do not add vitality multipliers).

Fish get about 3.5 times as expensive each fish you buy. This means you’ll often want to rotate between upgrading the Coralite and buying a Fish, whichever is cheaper. All else being equal, a Fish is always preferable.

Magic/Spending Gems

You can buy Vitality with gems. Don’t. At no point in AbyssRium 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 forward in vitality 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. It looks particularly good early on (when progress is fast) but it will very quickly be clearly worthless once Song of the Moon is unlocked. You’ll often find 800 gems worth of Vitality is less than a single Coralite upgrade level!

Fish’s Vitality

Tapping Fish’s hearts simply gives you (Tap + Coral Per Second) vitality per-tap. It’s not that great except very, very early on, however tapping fish vitality is required for some achievements. Fish vitality is replaced with seasonal Candies for all events, which makes them much more worth tapping.

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. Generally these boosts are not worth worrying about unless you’re very early in the game.

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. 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. The chest rewards are absolutely never worth watching an ad for.

Skills & Magic Items

/u/idlestate has a great chart on which skills are most efficient to spend gems on.

However due to the Bowmouth Guitarfish, I would recommend that you spend all gems upgrading Song of the Moon, Delicious Food and Volcanic Eruption to level 11 ASAP. After that you can spend them more freely. Here’s a chart on free gems vs the Bowmouth unlock.

Also note that maxing all skills is not a practical goal: Even spending several hundred dollars on In App Purchases isn’t enough! Your skills will never be maxed, and that’s just how it is. Don’t worry about it, the game is designed to be bad.

Skills (Active Items)

For the first 10 levels, skill upgrades cost the same amount of gems. Starting with level 11 (10 for Artifacts), upgrading skills/artifacts costs 100 gems more per level, so if level 10 was 200 gems, level 11 is 300 gems and level 14 is 600 gems etc. This means it’ll be a lot more cost effective to buy cheaper upgrades for lower level skills and giving an exact recommendation at any given point is more complicated.

Volcanic Eruption
  • Effect: Auto tap 10 times per second for 5 minutes
  • Max: Level 21, 20 taps per second for 15 minutes
  • Cost: 200 gems per level until level 12, then increasing 100 gems per level
  • Unlocked: Coralite level 100

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.

The first ten levels act differently from the last 10, first a minute is added each level, then after level 11 it adds one tap per second. The first 10 levels are of extremely low value beyond unlocking a hidden fish.

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
  • Effect: Produces 5,000 times vitality production per tap immediately
  • Max: Level 21, produces 25,000 times vitality per tap immediately
  • Cost: 300 gems per level until level 12, then increasing 100 gems per level
  • Unlocked: Coralite level 300

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
  • Effect: Increases vitality production by 500% for 5 minutes
  • Max: Level 21, 2,500% vitality production
  • Cost: 500 gems per level until level 12, then increasing 100 gems per level
  • Unlocked: Coralite level 500

The most important skill in AbyssRium, 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. At least until level BA and beyond where it feels like the devs forgot to actually design the game.

Song of the Moon also benefits the Candy production of seasonal events like Halloween and Christmas, so I 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 Treasure Chest (vitality bonus) and Get Free Vitality (magic tab) will feel pretty pointless as Song of the Moon doesn’t improve them. Photo Quest is buffed (for all it’s worth) but only if the quest pops up while SotM is active.

Midas Tap

Don’t buy this.

Magic Items (Passive Items)

These are your passive skills, mostly not as good as the active ones. But buy at least one level of each for looks then come back and upgrade them later on as your skills start to get expensive.

Remains of a Nautilus
  • Effect: Auto-tap 30 times per minute
  • Max: Level 20, auto tap 220 times per minute
  • Cost: 300 gems per level until level 11, then increasing 100 gems per level

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
  • Effect: 1.1x increase of vitality production per tap
  • Max: level 20, 3x increase of vitality per tap
  • Cost: 300 Gems per level until level 11, then increasing 100 gems per level

This is actually a 10% increase in vitality, not a 110% increase as the ingame description says. Subtract 100 from most ingame percents to get what they actually mean; they’re multipliers not increases.

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. I’d rate it as the fourth best skill.

Glowing Conch
  • Effect: Shortens skill cooldown by 5% per level.
  • Max: level 10, 50% skill cooldown reduction
  • Cost: 500 gems per level

The reduction in time is very significant on Song of the Moon, the best skill. Buy one level because it looks nice and move on to the skills first, then come back once skills start getting expensive past level 11.

If you have enough gems to max Delicious Food and Song of the Moon, this is probably the third best option. At max level of the Conch 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 Attendance System

With the attendance system, you’ll get 20 gems the first 6 days, then a new fish, then 30 gems the next week, then 50 gems a day. Every 7th day you’ll unlock a new fish until there are no new fish, then the rewards stop entirely. This is a great early injection of gems, but don’t spend them foolishly; focus on skills, mostly Song of the Moon.

The Attendance System is online-only and cannot be cheated by messing with the clock/airplane mode.

Note that if a new tier of rewards is added you’ll just start on the first day of the new reward tier regardless of how many days have past since you actually started AbyssRium, rather than getting all those rewards at once.


Your best, ad-free source of gems, these will be given like candy at first, and later levels give some very significant gem rewards. See the Achievements Section for the exact details and rewards.

Unfortunately, several achievements are far beyond sane, such as tapping the screen manually 2,000,000 times. 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”.


Don’t bother with the chest, you basically watch ads to get absolute garbage at random.

AbyssRium Achievements & Rewards

Achievements are a very important part of AbyssRium and you should check the Trophy menu any time you see a red (!) badge on it, as they’ll earn you large amounts of gems or a vitality multiplier that’s critical to proceeding quickly.

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.

Vitality Achievements have 4 “tiers” of achievements instead of 4, and are more like boosts to keep you going (as Vitality production slowly reduces in speed relative to Coralite/Fish cost without them) more so than a specific goal to target.

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 Crown levels, except the last Crown level in a set of 5, which is 500%.

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

Crown Levels: 2500, 4000, 6000, 8,000, 10,000

Tier 3 Levels: 12,000,  14,000, 16,000, 18,000, 20,000

Tier 4 Levels: 22,000, 24,000 ,26,000, 28,000, 30,000

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 except the 5th crown level, which is 500%. 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

Tier 3 Levels: CD, CZ, DO, ED, ES

Tier 4 levels: FH, FW, GL, HD, HP

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, or 5 times for the last Crown level in a set of 5. If you’re only a few hundred away from a level, see if you can reach it.

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

Crown Levels: 30,000, 50,000, 80,000, 100,000, 150,000

Tier 3 levels: 180,000, 210,000, 240,000, 270,000, 300,000

Tier 4 levels: 330,000, 360,000, 390,000, 420,000, 450,000

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 30/50/70/100/150 for the first 5 levels (stars), then 50/50/70/100/150 for level 6-10 (crowns).


Collect X unique types of fish, counts only Normal Fish and Fusion Fish.

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

Crown Levels: 80, 100, 110, 130, 150

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.

Note the Google Play version of Hard Worker is bugged, and the 500k achievement will only unlock after the 1 million taps one.

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

Crown Levels: 2,000,000, 3,000,000, 5,000,000, 7,000,000, 10,000,000

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, 7000, 10,000, 20,000

Commercial Break!

Watch video ads X times. Don’t do this.

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. This does not require consecutive logins!

Cheating the clock 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, 150, 200

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 Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium. Facebook has been removed f

Both you and your friends must be connected to Facebook in Abyssrium in order to count for this.

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; they’re just for fun. These do not have “levels” like the ingame achievements. Note getting all of Abyssrium’s achievements will take many weeks.

These generally won’t trigger until you open the ingame Achievements menu (the trophy icon). Note that in-game achievements and Google Play achievements have slightly different requirements likely due to oversight.

  • 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.
  • 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 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 of 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 11. (3,000 gems)
  • Dance with the moon
    • Song of the Moon level 11. (5,000 gems)

There’s also repeats of many of the Vitality/Gem achievements which are omitted here due to being duplicates.


Note that it is impossible to complete the collection unless you have the Juvenile Pinnate Spadefish already, and has been for a full year. It will likely never be fixed.

Collection is a new series of long-term Achievements that reward you with pearls for completing lists of fish. As a long-term goal, Collection should largely be ignored until you’re finished progressing through the Normal Fish list (and unlocking your Blue Whale), though a few lists will be completed through normal play, so claim your pearls!

When a Collection is complete a red (!) will appear over the Trophy icon just like when a new Achievement or Daily Mission task is complete. You can check the list at any time from the Trophy menu (it’s rather unlikely to complete many of the later lists without deliberately following the lists).

Collection has a two-tiered setup, where within each Collection Level there are five Oceans. For completing an Ocean you get pearls, and for completing all five Oceans on a Level you get an even larger set of pearls. Each Collection Level gets significantly more difficult, so higher Levels should be ignored until earlier ones are finished. In addition, Oceans tend to require new fish in an additive manner, so Ocean 1 requires 3 fish, Ocean 2 requires all fish from Ocean 1 plus 2 fish, and so on.

A full list of Collection requirements/rewards can be found here.

Note that every level of Collection will report “Bronze collection complete!”, even level 4. There is no second set of Collections after finishing level 4, or any special bonus of any kind other than the pearls.

Collection Level 1

Level 1 is extremely easy, requiring only one of each fish and almost no hidden fish. You’ll unlock these simply by playing AbyssRium normally and acquiring one of each fish as you should.

Collection Level 2

Collection Level 2 is much harder than it appears as it requires 6 of the Peppermint Angel, which in turn requires 30 Angelfish, a vastly steeper requirement than anything else in this tier. It also requires the Coelacanth, thus 28 days of playing. Don’t worry about this tier much until you’ve gotten your Blue Whale, or you’ll be sick of Angelfish forever. The stretch after Z vitality is a decent time to spawn tons of Angelfish for this requirement.

Collection Level 3

Collection Level 3 is where things get serious, requiring five of each fish in each list and requiring the Striped Marlin to clear even one ocean. Did anyone else just hear a loud scream? Hm.

Collection Level 4

Level 4 is neigh-unreachable for all but the most seasoned veterans, requiring the Dwarf Whale (and thus, DL vitality and the Giant Green Kelp) before you can even unlock any oceans. However, there are quite a few requirements you can mop up long before then, so it can pay to keep ahead of things.

Luck Shell

Luck Shell is Gachapon, a digital slot game so insidious Japan has tried to ban it multiple times but current versions sit just far enough outside of the legal definition of ‘gambling’ to get a pass from the authorities. As a result, it’s one of the most poisonous and money-grubbing aspects of many mobile games today.

Gachapon is so problematic that China of all countries passed a law requiring companies to officially state the probability of boxes after players were found spending thousands of dollars trying to unlock single, extremely rare, items.

Luck Shell’s exact(ish) payout odds can be found ingame in version 1.4.6, or in this imgur album if you don’t have it yet.

My disgust for the practice aside, Luck Shell is AbyssRium’s flavor of the practice, and it’s not quite the worst implementation I’ve seen.

Basically, you spin a slot machine by either watching an add or paying Pearls (the new SUPER premium currency, on top of the existing premium currency), and the machine can give you either Vitality, Gems, Pearls, or past Event Fish. Obviously, the main draw is the Event Fish.

A word of warning though, there’s no way to “work toward” specific fish or anything. You’ll get a completely random fish and there does not appear to be any attempt to bias the odds towards fish you don’t have (much less fish you want); it’s all dumb luck. If you really, really want a single item…you’re basically SOL unless the pure dumb luck coincides with what you want.

Basically, don’t waste too much time, effort, or most importantly money here. You can’t even meaningfully buy your way to victory, so just play the free once for the free junk, eh? Gacha is basically paying for the privilege of looking for the Striped Marlin, to put it in relevant perspective.

But hey, if you like throwing money around, I have a Patreon you could contribute to too, wink wink. /s

What Fish Can You Get?

Luck Shell’s main purpose is to give past event fish, so predictably, almost every single fish it’s been seen to give is an Event Fish. It does not appear to give Premium/Package event fish, like the Scuba Bunny. It’s been witnessed in one case to actually give the 10,000 Year Old Blue Whale, though no other hidden fish have been observed.

The icons of fish indicate rarity of fish, not species, so “whale” icon fish in the wheel are rare/expensive fish, if not necessarily an actual whale, while turtles are uncommon fish, and the fish icon is usually some of the cheapest event fish like Angelfish.

Like I said above, it doesn’t seem to be biased toward giving you fish you don’t have. It’s a monetization strategy for Cheetah Mobile, not a fix for all your ills.

Luck Shell also seems to have a bias towards the most recent event; for months it had a nearly 50% bias towards Spring Event fish. It’s current bias is unknown, but know that fish are not distributed evenly among events.

Getting a fish in Luck Shell does not entitle you to produce more of that fish (since their event is expired anyway). The only way to get a second would be to randomly win it from the luck shell again.

Note that you may have to go into the Manage menu (the button is on every main menu right next to fish count) to put your earned fish into the pond.

Excluded Fish

The following fish do NOT appear in the Luck Shell no matter how much you pay:

  • Premium Event Fish
    • Ghost Whale
    • Heart Sun Fish
    • Scuba Rabbit
    • Congratulating Corgi
    • etc.
    • You can get the Snowflake Whale because it was not a premium-exclusive fish
  • Prized Walking Fish
  • Legendary Sun Fish
  • Normal Fish
    • The 10,000 Year Old Blue Whale is the only “normal” fish that does appear on the list
Daily Mission

Daily Missions give 15 gems for each individual mission and 25 pearls (as of the Freshwater update) for completing all of them. Tap the trophy icon to see your progress on the missions, they’re all very simple.


  • Tap 2500 times
  • Upgrade coral 25 levels
    • Note Coral caps at 3000 in Freshwater, so don’t upgrade coral more than 25 levels a day after unlocking all Coral
  • Use skills 5 times
  • Tap 25 fish’s hearts/bubbles
  • Play for 20 minutes

Daily missions are always the same every day. I’d recommend always making sure to do them when you can as they’re necessary for Pearls which only accrue very slowly.

Note the rewards have to be manually claimed, including the pearl rewards. The Pearl reward button won’t work until the other rewards are claimed even if all five missions have been completed.

AbyssRium FAQ, Tips & Troubleshooting

Coral Price Keeps Increasing

A lot of people think their price for the Blue Table Coral, White Swing Anemone, Orange Blade Coral, Pink Tree Coral, or Giant Kelp is “increasing”.

What’s actually happening is the UI is poorly designed. The value on the left that keeps increasing is the amount of vitality the coral will produce once purchased; this constantly increases due to your vitality boosts (fish). The actual cost is displayed on the purchase button to the right and is always the same.

Cloud Save Information

Turns out there are THREE ways to cloud save, listed in order of priority:

  • Facebook: If you’re logged into Facebook your Facebook save will overwrite all others. This can be dangerous as if you share FB accounts it may try to auto-load the save someone else uploads to the same account. Facebook saves are also the only ones that transfer across OS (iOS <-> Android)

    • Facebook has been removed from the game
    • This means there is no way to transfer saves between iOS and Android anymore
  • iCloud/Google Play: This is the standard and recommended way to save: when signed in your save (and User Tag) are uploaded to your cloud account so if you log in on another device with this account you can retrieve your save. The Google Play Games logo shows if you’re signed in on Android, I assume iOS has similar? Can anyone confirm?
  • User Tag: Turns out Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium also saves even without icloud/Google Play, and if you disconnect from your device account, you may revert to a User Tag, hence the save discrepancies.

If you’re unsure, I’d double check that your device is signed in. Don’t worry about “creating an account”, if you have a functional Android or iOS device you already have a Google Play Games or iCloud account basically. There might be a brief “create your nickname” thing but you already have an account so just log in.

Basically there should be no worries as long as you’re signed in to iCloud/Google and you’re the only person on your account. If you’re NOT signed in, your save data might be saved but not in a way you can recover on a different device (or if the app is deleted.)

The app auto saves on any kind of account, and auto-loads if it detects the server’s save is more recent than the local one (even if it has less “progress”!).

Gameplay Efficiency

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.

Storing your fish has no negative effects; you keep the vitality bonuses and they still count towards hidden fish unlocks. The only gameplay features displayed fish affect are the photo quest and the Fish’s Vitality hearts to tap, since those spawn overhead of a specific fish.

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.

Time your skill uses well. If you can buy a fish before using your skills, always do so.

You don’t have to actually post when AbyssRium prompts you to share. You still get the Vitality bonus if you exit out of twitter/etc 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.

Once Song of the Moon and Delicious Food are leveled up even a bit, your coral earnings, Free Vitality (from ads), and Photo Quests will be permanently worthless


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

When buying repeats of a fish, the first will be large and all the rest will be a second, smaller size. The variance isn’t much for smaller fish and is hardly noticeable, but with large fish you’ll notice the first one is huge and the latter ones are relatively “bite-sized”. The difference is especially noticeable with whales and sharks.

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

Cheating the clock has major downsides and will disable most of your skills and some other features like Events due to the always-online features in AbyssRium, but a few tricks still work.

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.

Moving the clock forward by 31 minutes after you close AbyssRium can also give you a chance at getting any of the Notification Fish.

Moving the clock backward while Spirit of Life is active will “refresh” its timer instead of causing it to expire if the clock is set back to a point where Spirit of Life was still in effect. E.g. if there’s 1 minute remaining, go back 13 minutes.

“Start Application Upon Notification” fish

Video Guide here.

There are 4 of these fish with mostly the same unlock. They will only be unlocked in exactly this order:

  • Spotted Mandarin Dragonet
  • Juvenile Spotted Boxfish
  • Whale Shark
  • Red Weedy Sea Dragon
    • This one additionally requires White Swing Anemone

The way these fish are supposed to work is that there’s a notification that can pop up exactly 31 minutes after closing the app which will then stop working after 10 minutes. There is only a random chance every 31 minutes and from this point on we’re going to forget the “notification” aspect entirely because these fish are buggy garbage, particularly on iOS. Instead, we’re going to force Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium to give up the goods.

Thanks to GK Ghima for testing a lot of info in this section.

Notification fish come in a set order, and can be received even if the actual notification doesn’t appear, but only if you check at the right time and the check passes. “Notice” in the Gear menu can be disabled and you’ll still get these notifications; Notice is only for the useless vitality notification, turn it off.

To force AbyssRium to give you the fish, close the app and set your device’s clock forward 31 minutes, then re-open the app. Try several times and see if you get the fish (it will start a Hidden Fish popup as soon as the game starts after the loading screen). It’s not a 100% chance every time. It’s taken up to 20 times for some people, but it works as long as you’re moving the clock and have the required Coral.

The Whale Shark appears to require the Star Horn coral in addition to this, and the Red Weedy Sea Dragon requires the White Swing Anemone.

If you get the notification but not the fish, close Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium again and reopen it quickly to see if you get it.

What the heck is Inbox?

The inbox is just where you get items Support has given you usually as a result of a bug you’ve encountered. Most players will never get anything here in normal circumstances.


Abyssrium is not exactly a bug-free game. You can report bugs via the Gear menu (bug report at the bottom) or AbyssRium’s Facebook page, and I’ll try to note common/major bugs here. If you don’t see a bug here be sure to report it to AbyssRium’s developers since they may not be aware of it (and if they are, they might have a fix for it). The devs are very bad at regular communication but decent at one-on-one support.

Not getting enough vitality

This is a fatal bug some people are getting where the Coralite suddenly produces less than 1% of the vitality that it should. There is no workaround and the developers do not reply on facebook to reports of this bug. Your game may be permanently ruined if this occurs.

Multiple taps not counting

Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium no longer counts more than 3 taps at once, tapping with four fingers will count as one, but three will count as three. Never use more than three fingers.

Not Getting Notifications/Notification Fish

If you’re on iOS, a possible workaround is to change your Notification settings for Abyssrium to Alerts instead of Banners. Go to Settings > Notifications > Tap Tap Fish, and change Alert Style to Alerts.

Layout Bug/Code instead of fish names

If your layout is bugged and looks like this, go to the Gear menu and change languages to Japanese/etc then back to your native language, it may fix it.

Thanks to KevlarZach on Reddit for the workaround.

Not getting Notification Fish (iOS)

Can’t get ads to watch/ Same Ad Every Time

Clearing your device’s Advertising ID.

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?

In an extreme case, one user reported backing up their save, deleting the app and reinstalling (on iOS) got them the current update.

My fish are disappearing!

Nothing in AbyssRium will ‘eat’ or erase fish (short of your save being deleted); if your fish are missing from your tank, you’ve probably hit the population cap: check the numbers left of the “manage” button on the menu bar along with Vitality and Gems. If you’re at, say, 80/80, you’ve hit the cap for ‘active’ fish and every new fish you add will ‘deactivate’ the oldest fish in the tank.

You can press Manage to store or withdraw fish, or even store all your fish at once. You’ll eventually get far more fish than you can display at once, so you’ll eventually need to be picky about which fish you want to have out on display (or just let the auto-storing do its thing). Whether fish are stored or not has no effect on gameplay, unlocks, or vitality earnings, you still get all benefits of owning the fish.

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 game is effectively unplayable offline.

Delete Saved Data

It’s gotten harder and harder to “start over” in AbyssRium since it now auto-saves and auto-reloads, so even deleting the app will reload your save instantly. The only way to start a new file is to delete the app and load a different Apple ID or Google Play account before Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium can reload your save.

If you’re thinking of starting over to make things easier…don’t. That’s not how this game works. No matter what mistakes you make progress is basically linear and it’s very hard to actually “waste” vitality. Since it’s exponential growth, wasting 10 A vitality early on will mean absolutely nothing because soon enough you’ll be making literally thousands of times that and be able to buy whatever you missed. Gems are the only thing you can “waste” and as long as you spend them on skills instead of vitality, nothing’s really a permanent waste.

Purchasing Premium Package fish failed

The first thing to do when you don’t get an IAP fish (don’t buy IAP fish) is to always request a refund IMMEDIATELY from your app store. The app store will refund you unlike the developers, but you have to be quick about it.

General Troubleshooting Last Resort

Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium has a pretty good cloud save system that’s now automatic, so assorted issues have been corrected by some users simply by backing up, deleting the app and redownloading it, then downloading their save back. Make sure you’re backed up by clicking the “save to cloud” icon in the Gear menu and checking the date the last save was on.

Purple Empty Screen Bug

This is, bizarrely, is caused by the game and your phone’s languages not matching up. Set your phone’s language to English (or whatever language you last played the game in) and it should work. You might be able to switch your language ingame to your phone’s language, then set your phone’s language back.

This bug has existed for over 6 months and Flero Games will probably never fix it. Bother them on Facebook to fix it please.


Other Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium resources and information from me or others are collected here.

AzureMarlin’s guide to the real-life fish species in Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium!

Video Guides & Content

If you’re a visual learner or prefer to listen rather than read, I’ve got several videos on my youtube channel showing specific aspects of AbyssRium.

Event Currency & Automatic Macros!

AbyssRium Playlists

Playlist of all my AbyssRium videos

Playlist of other cool mobile games I’ve played

Playlist of Idle Games specifically similar to AbyssRium


All Hidden Fish

How to use an autotapper (easy event currency)

Daily Vitality Ritual

Getting started walkthrough

January Update information

Notification Fish (new)

Striped Marlin Guide

How to Earn and Spend Pearls

Hidden Fusion Fish guide & Sea Urchin update

How to play AbyssRium on PC (Nox App Player)

Floating Islands trick for Expand feature

How to delete your save/avoid restoring save from Cloud

Comprehensive UI Tour

Event-Related Videos

Spring Hidden Fish (2018)

How Events Work in AbyssRium

Fastest way to get Event Currency/Candies/Cake Slices

How to get all Christmas (2017) Hidden Fish

How to get all Christmas (2017) Christmas Cards

How to get all Halloween (2017) Hidden Fish

How to get all Fall Event (2017) Hidden Fish

How To Get All Valentine’s Hidden Fish

How To Get All Spring Event (2017) Hidden Fish

How To Get All Anniversary (2017) Event Fish

How To Get All Halloween (2016) Hidden Fish

How To Get All Christmas (2016) Hidden Fish

AbyssRium Event Fish Exhibitions

All Valentine’s Day Event Fish (2017)

All Spring/Easter Event Fish (2017)

All Anniversary Event Fish (2017)

All Halloween Event Fish (2016)

All Christmas Event Fish (2016)

AbyssRium Reviews

My review of the game before the Halloween update

My review of the game’s changes after Cheetah Mobile’s acquisition

AbyssRium Update Videos

Fusion & Farms Update

Expand Update is here!

The Collection update!

Expand update sneak peek

Luck Shell Update

I Reached CS Vitality & all Pink Tree coral fish!

I Reached DL Vitality & all Giant Green Kelp Fish!!

Miscellaneous Fun

Secret unreleased Space theme! (new)

Q&A Livestream (archive)  (new)

AbyssRium Coralite Upgrade MYTH BUSTED!

Top 5 UI Failures in AbyssRium

Cute Bug: Whale Shark gets stuck!

My Top 5 Most Wanted Fish

Top 5 Worst parts of Abyssrium

Credits & Patrons

Patreon Accredited Backers

These extra-generous supporters help keep SirTapTap.com and this AbyssRium guide running, huge thanks to you! Contribute on Patreon to see your name here.

  • DeadlyLampshade
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  • Amnesia Moons
  • Sam Anderson
  • Jane Beyer
  • Callie “4PPL35”
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Corrections & Tips

Thanks to all the following for AbyssRium information provided:

  • HUGE thanks to GK Ghima in the comments for more tips than I can realistically list! You’ve always been there with new information and I appreciate more than I can articulate.
  • Steff Werley for the first set of Fall fish!
  • Roseart79’s video for help with some of the hidden fish.
  • Twitter user @Goldynamo for help with the Striped Marlin and Scribbled Angelfish.
  • /u/atrueamateur for confirmation Migaloo unlocks even if you share the images before the giant green kelp.
  • /u/Shryxer on reddit for the “no ads” bug workaround.
  • /u/idlestate for the Bonito and Red Lobsters unlock
  • Taylor Lee for the cost breakdown & chart of the Spring event fish.
  • 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 Reddit user MonstersAreNotReal for most Valentines day fish
  •  Thanks to Omnimechanica on Reddit for most of the Cetacean unlocks
  • Will in the comments for some Normal Fish corrections
  • Monstertop in comments for Themes info!
  • Nicholas H in the comments for Hard Worker level 9
  • Thanks to Kat for finding a way for iOS users to get more gems!
  • Christopher Barnette in the comments for Achievement help!
  • LukewarmLint and cthulhus_spawn on Reddit and Atani in the comments for Spring Event fish info!
  • Thanks to anyone who left a comment with a correction or suggestion! You all make this all worth it, even if it’s just to say thanks!
  • All my Patreon backers! You all help make my content possible.

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2,520 thoughts on “AbyssRium: Tap Tap Fish Hidden Fish & Gameplay Guide”

  1. How can i get the 2017 baby fish
    You said that they are fusions fish but they aren't unlocked 

  2. for the count otter, keep ms.pig for ten minutes, you don’t have to do nothing i kept using skills and hermit crab and watched ads and still unlocked otter on my first try with countess sea pig

  3. Hey, there’s a hidden fish I found that wasn’t on your guide

    Afro mirror ball fish, you have to top the top right corner of the screen 200 times during song of the moon

  4. What does it mean to activate the hermit crab with event dye? Can’t seem to find the answer anywhere and it driving me nuts. Thanks!

      1. So it’s just a matter of making him dance? Like tap him a couple times but not enough to make him dig? And do that 25 times? I’ve done that like 100 times and nothing unlocked.

        1. No, the primary function of the crab, tapping the clock icon which makes him dance and give lots of currency every second

  5. is it confirmed that we can still get the baby fish from 2017 by just doing as required last year?
    i am missing one of the babies from last year and am really reluctant to spend the invites on it if i cant get the baby.

  6. I can’t seem to unlock the fish from the first anniversary that requires watching the event add. Any work arounds/other people having this problem?

    1. you have to watch event ads, no other ads work. It probably requires all 3 2018 event equips

      1. Right, I’ve had the equips from the beginning, but even after watching 20+ event ads it still hasn’t unlocked for me

        1. Huh, I know at least one person confirmed it explicitly but I can’t test it myself since I already have them. Make sure you have the other event fish from that event I guess. Unlocks in this game are a total mess honestly

  7. I think the hermit crab daily count resets every time you level it up so to make the most of it you should finish up nine or 10 of them before you level it up and then you’ll get 10 more . It did that for me yesterday even though I had only used about three of them so I’m assuming that if you have not completed your 10 for the day it will reset when leveling up. Or maybe even if you have completed them.

    1. It’s a bug. IF you get the bug you don’t have to level up, you can just swap the die back and forth (or close the game) and it will recharge too. But it comes and goes with no consistency. Nothing to do but make use of it when you can and oh well wheni t doesn’t. Haven’t seen it for 3 days

  8. My game won’t let me past collecting the 300 clams, despite having all the event theme items on. I’ve collected more than 300, and still nothing. Any suggestions?

    1. Try making sure you have the chef isopod, maybe it’s required. And if you’re using the autoharvest, don’t

  9. Thanks for your constantly amazing guides! I’m having trouble getting ‘Cake For Everyone’ in the Party Quest. I’ve obtained all of the 2nd anniversary fish (including hidden fish) and bought all of the 1rst anniversary fish (groan $$$) but still no Cake For Everyone 🙁 What am I missing?

    1. Might need chef isopod out, and you definitely have to buy the 1st anni fish AFTER the clam quest, even if you already own them

  10. Just noting that if you change out your castle dye, and re-equip it … it will reset your hermit crab if it is maxed out.

    1. That’s the hermit crab glitch and it’s incredibly inconsistent.it works for a while if you get it to work, then it might not work again for days. It’s pretty uncommon

  11. I cant do the baby audition part of the event to work. Do you have to have all three baby fish? I dont have and cant find a way to get the 2017 event babies.

    1. Yes, you have to have all 3, and the 2017 guide is linked in the 2018 guide, the requirements are the same, as noted in the guide

  12. https://sirtaptap.com/guides/abyssrium/tap-tap-fish-anniversary-event-guide-2018/#perfect_party_quest_prince_of_abyss_unlock

    Pavillion Shark
    Take a picture of the event fish with Gentlemen, Lady, Countess, Count, and Duke in their names

    You also have to have the event themes on.


    Pavillion Shark
    Take a picture of the event fish with Gentlemen, Lady, Countess, Count, and Duke in their names
    Have all event theme items equipped while making the photo

    1. You need all event items on is a presumed requirement for all hidden fish as noted at the top. Never even try to get a hidden fish in an event without them

  13. I cant figure out how to get the count otter. I accidentally bought 6 countess sea pigs because I did not read how to get the otter fully, and it’s not working. Any tips?

      1. Ok. I have removed the others and bought a new one. I waited ten minutes, and nothing happened. I closed the game and restarted it. I also have all 3 things for the theme. If it still hasn’t worked, what do I do?

        1. You really don’t need to keep buying them, just store all fish but one countess sea pig and leave it in the tank and don’t touch anything for well over 10 minutes

    1. Take pictures of the fish the guide says to take pictures of. Just take pictures of all the event fish, you’ll get it

        1. take them again, the game is buggy. And make sure you have all 3 event items equipped, those are almost always why people don’t get hidden fish

  14. So what do u personally think about the 2nd Anniversery event. I think it’s overwhelming as u basically need to buy some of the most expensive fish from the old event, check ur game for 30 hours for the clams, and is also probably the most expensive event if trying to get every fish. Newcomers would have to play 24/7 to get every single fish because of the dumb requirements for the Prince of the sea.

  15. Having problems getting the golden key seahorse. Anyone else having issues? Ive clicked on the hermit crab to activate it (make it dance and give coins) ten times in one sitting. I still don’t get the seahorse. This is the last one to open the whale for me. Help!!

        1. I think I figured it out. I’ve been out of the game for a while. I got the pirate costume, not the boatswain one. I just put on the boatswain costume. Hope that’s the key!

          1. That didn’t work. I want to make sure I have the customization pieces correct: 1) Boatswain costume, 2) Caribbean Sea Theme and 3) Pirate Island dye. Is that right?

          2. Oh yeah, it has to be the pirate event ones, they made it a bit confusing since there’s that other one. Yeah, those are right. You’ll have to cast it 10 more times with the right equipment though

  16. not sure if everyone has this bug, but i found an exploit for the pirate event: closing and reopening the app will reset the hermit crab’s daily uses.

    1. Yeah it’s a common bug, but also super intermittent. It’;ll work and then stop working or vice versa. No consistent method yet.

  17. I was confused about taking the picture of the Admiral Megamouse three times with the theme on. It suddenly occurred to me you meant the Caribbean Sea theme. I thought at first you meant the costume. I took like 10 pics with no result. Worked like a charm once I got the Caribbean Sea theme. Lol Great guides! Thank you!!

    1. Glad it worked! I recommend using all 3 “customization” items for every event, there’s always a few fish that require them, and sometimes the game does things like says you need the costume but it’s really the theme

  18. Oops you got caught in the spam filter somehow. You probably got it by now, but you have to wear all 3 pirate Theme items, always wear all of them before trying to unlock any hidden fish in any event, you’ll save yourself a lot of grief.

  19. i’ve been trying allllll day but i can’t do the ten minutes with the freakin map fish hcowovhwovh am i doing something wrong?? do i need more then one?? am i not supposed to be in camera mode??? i’ve tried like 30 times :/// i know they’re not good events and really buggy, but do you know if i’m doing anything wrong?? i haven’t even seen the swarm of fish, i’ve waited forever every single time but it still won’t work

    1. Make sure you have all 3 pirate theme items on at all times, and try not following via camera, apparently it’s not needed. Close the game if it doesn’t work twice in a row, seems to work for some people

      1. thank youuu sooooooo much!!! it worked as soon as i didn’t follow w/ the camera for some reason!! i was getting real frustrated so thank you again 🙂

    1. There’s only ever one way to unlock anything…which sunfish, the legendary one? YOu’ll get it eventually, just store everything but the normal sunfish

  20. There’s also a fish unlockable by “obtaining 3 treasure from hermit crab with dye” it’s called the Rum Barrel Parrotfish

  21. Thank you so much for this excellent guide! This is my first event, and I’m having a problem with the Admiral Megamouse share 3 times to unlock the Sea Chart manta ray. I have tried snapping 3 pics of the first one I created. Saved 3 times, nothing showed up, so then I shared 3 times (to Twitter). Nothing still. I went ahead and created 2 more Admirals, thinking 3 separate fish pics were needed. Shared to Twitter again. Still no joy. Then I installed FB app, took 3 more pics, and shared there. Nothing. I’ve logged in and out and restarted the game several times. Is there something I’m missing? Anything else I can try?

  22. The golden barracuda is really difficult to find for no reason. It’s been 4 times a see the swarm and there is no golden one.

    1. There always is, take a picture of anything, then maneuver the camera around while it’s freeze-framed to find it. Then retake and snap again to catch it. Best way to catch any of the visiting fish

      1. Last try I spend like 10 minutes freeze-framing each barracuda (rotating all around) and nothing. I hope it is just bad luck and the next time is the charm.

        1. Huh, glad you found it. Unsure if it was a bug or bad luck or what, but I really wish they’d stop doing these visiting unlocks. I always get dozens of questions about them

      2. Today I found it at the first attempt. I was already worried. Thanks for your excellent guides.

  23. Noticed recently that my nimble platypus is not showing having been owned. Inside the manage fish it shows as a black silhouette, but its inside my tank. Any thoughts on how to fix that?

    1. There’s two nimble platypuses; ones you buy with vitality (which are in manage fish, that’s why it shows blank) and the one that’s attached to the valentie’s reef. The reef one was totally removed from Manage Fish

        1. Yes, that’s the one attached to the reef, you can’t do anything with it but store the whole reef. The manage fish entry is for a separate set of platypuses you can create with vitality

  24. So I know I’ve activated the hermit crab 10 times as an “I was sleeping and you woke me” activation and the activated 10x to get coins. I still haven’t been offered the seahorse. What do I do?

  25. Hi Sir TapTap, I just wanted to say thanks for your awesome content. I’ve been using them since I was at about D vitality, and today I just hit AF, finished the Pirate event, and got the Striped Marlin all in one go!

  26. I have a minor issue I was hoping you could help me with Sir TapTap. I have a new email provider and created another account on Google Play but I’m not sure if I can transfer data? I just don’t want to lose all my progress in Abyssrium.

      1. Thanks! Also I noticed I’ve kind of been stuck at the high end of AP vitality and I’m not sure what to do to progress. I have maxed Delicious Food, Song of Moon, and Glowing Conch but its not doing much for me, any suggestions?

  27. I saw the Kraken as soon as I completed the money challenge, but when I paid the 100,000, I definitely received two. Not all of the event fish, such as the barracuda, appeared when I was collecting coins, but I tapped a coin each time I saw it, such as four or five times for the croc, until I received the message that I had raised enough money. Also, for the fish where I had to save 3 photos, “Save” next to “Share” always worked, but choosing “Save to files” in “Share” did.

  28. Since unlocking the Kraken (to be able to purchase, which I don’t have enough Coins for yet), the Kraken that showed up hasn’t left my coral reef. It just swims around, and it even produces the Coin currency as if it were one of the fish that I own. A weird glitch, I guess? I don’t know. Just an observation that I made.

  29. I can’t seem to load your guide for the pirate event. I’ve tried my tablet, phone and computer and the page errors out and won’t load. Can you check to see if it’s still functioning?

    1. check again, seems fine now. Was having issues earlier today. Might try an incognito window I guess to force it to pull fresh

  30. I have tried at least 13 times now trying to fin. the golden Barracuda but i have yet to even see the swarm. I could really use some help. Thank you and have a nice day/night

  31. I’ve taken a picture of the gold barracuda about 5 times now and it’s not giving me anything. I’ve also tried saving the picture and sharing to no avail. Do you have any further advice?

  32. Hey! There’s a new event! I just got the update. I always come to unlock the hidden event fish!

  33. I noticed something just today. after updating to the last version the hermit can be used forever ! . After you use it the 10 permitted times per day just clost the app and reopen it again and you will find that you have another 0 times to use the hermit and again and again

    1. Wow you don’t even have to close it, just switching apps works for me! Thanks for the tip, even if there’s only 18 hours left

  34. Hi ! Thanks for your guides ! I have one question : I took 3 pictures of the cactus ray (wearing the 3 stuffs) but nothing happened, I even closed the app and started again but still nothing happened. What should I do ?

    1. I’d try taking them all off and putting them back on and taking the 3 pictures, making sure it’s focused. Also double check it didn’t unlock wihout showing the popup.

  35. The new event has rendered my game useless. Nothing works. Can’t click on anything. Ads. Ankhs. Anything. Any word on whether devs are working in this? I’m seeing people complaining everywhere so I’m not the only one.

    1. There was a bugfix update a day or two ago, did that fix it? Haven’t had the issues myself

  36. In the Egypt event I cast the crab and immediately bought the ray, but no killer whale :(. Is this a common problem?

    1. it’s really, really picky. If you don’t click through the menus before the crab is done, it won’t work

  37. The hermit crab is actuall not that bad.But if used with a Macro it gives a ton of event currency in a night.

    1. Yeah, the hermit is pretty legit; max with hermit crab is roughly 20k a day, theoretical max with a macro is 28800 a day. Not far off.

  38. Hi! I love your guides thank you so much for them you have no idea how lost I would be without it! I do have one question about the fusion fish: I have all of the required materials for the monk seal but I can’t seem to find it in the list of fusion fish… I went and checked to make sure I had the most recent update but I just can’t seem to find it. Do I have to do something special for it to pop up? Thank you so much!

    1. It was time limited, unfortunately it’s gone like all the other ones.
      Happy to help!

  39. So correct me if I’m wrong but players have to pay one hundred gems just to know when the event is going to end..are you kidding me? I have four of the most expensive fish left to obtain because I have been having to work with the candies I get on a day-to-day basis because they got rid of song of moon effecting candy.

    1. It makes no sense at all, but that’s actually a 100 gem “bonus” for…uh…existing, I guess. Should be safe to click. The game’s really bad at noting what’s a “get gems” vs “give gems”, I know someone on FB who kept spending 100s of gems thinking they were gaining them for the daily mission

  40. I found another issue (kinda). I saw your video about how the per tap vitality is very low and I’m having that issue, but because the devs wanted to make the event easier by adding the 1k Sakura in the daily mission, you can’t use the 10 Coralite levels to get the x2 bonus to fix it anymore :/

    1. Don’t think that’s related, the 1k sakura doesn’t replace the 10 coralite levels thing, and the 2x bonus on coralite only ever sometimes fixed it. So as usual they didn’t actually change or fix anything at all

  41. I lost my account after logged in with my other facebook account, now it has overwritten my play games data, any idea how to get my account back ? ive tried to logged in with my facebook but it didnt work, not logging in.

    1. Delete the app immediately and try logging in with just google play/icloud and loading cloud save, might already be too late though. The way the game handles cloud saves is pretty bad. Definitely never share an FB account, it’s how most poeple lose data

  42. I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong, but I play on ios and wanted to try the auto tapper on my PC using nox. only problem is I cant get facebook to connect on nox. I did everything by the book, logged into facebook on my phone, cloud saved, launched abyssrium for the first time on nox and tried to log into facebook. At first it let me put in my username and password, then crashed immediately after hitting enter. Every time after that immediately gave me the ‘facebook lite has stopped’ error upon pressing the facebook button in the game. I tried the latest version I could download in nox, then downloaded an even later version onto the PC and put it into nox, as well as downloading the actual facebook app and all of them either pop up the facebook window for a split second with ‘about: blank’ in the address bar or do nothing except briefly show a loading symbol when clicking the facebook button. Do you have this issue/know of a way to solve it? I’ve seen that nox doesn’t really have compatibility with facebook, but because its not technically crashing with some versions I’m not sure which application is to blame.

    1. the facebook stuff has always been super buggy in AbyssRium, but it’s definitely worked in the past. Maybe try installing the full facebook app on Nox I guess, so it doesn’t use facebook lite.

      1. Tried it again today, worked just fine first try. No idea why this time should be different but I’m not questioning it

  43. In the last update,the Abyssrium devs actually acknowledges that it’s very difficult for new players.I guess that’s something.

    1. Eh barely, the 1000 sakura for the already insane 5k tap goal is basically an insult. They tried, just, in possibly the (deliberately) least helpful way.

  44. Hi there, first of all I love your guides, they are very helpful and user friendly as I play Abyssrium on my phone making it easy to look up things while I’m playing. My favourite part of Abyssrium is playing the events, I love the themes and unlocking new fish. Unfortunately I don’t spend enough time playing to get the better event fish like turtles, dolphins, whales etc or am just not that great at collecting candies… I only recently discovered that you could level up SOTM to get more candy per tap so I’m annoyed that it is now unusable for future events. Using skills was the only way for me to get enough candies to unlock event fish, themes etc. I missed the Valentine’s Event but from the sounds of it I wasn’t missing much. It’s very disappointing when it was a good game already and didn’t need to be changed. Anywho, I noticed there were hidden Easter egg baskets while I was taking a photo of one of my fish and thought it must unlock something but after clicking several times and taking a few photos I thought I would check your guide. Now I have found 4 out of 5 egg baskets (thanks to the photos you posted a link to) but I don’t have the ship behind my coralite so where is the 5th basket? Any help would be great!

    1. It’s probably still in the exact same spot there’s just no ship. If the ship’s really required, it’s the Remains of a Nautilus in the Skill menu.

      1. Woah if that’s not the longest comment ever haha I really didn’t realize how long as typing in this box I couldn’t tell. Another long comment.. Thanks, I ended up finding it with no ship; it was further back from the egg basket hiding behind the rocks. I needed to be focused on that and then right in the left hand corner (I’m playing on my phone) you can just see it. Another question: how am I going to even get a couple event fish (seriously) while playing with no auto tapper? Even with SOTM before the updates I still didn’t spend enough time playing to get all the previous Event fish. So unfair! I’m assuming you can’t get an auto tapper unless your playing on computer? It’s basically impossible to get all the Event fish without playing 24/7!

  45. I’ve been using Nox to gain Sakura faster, but I’ve been noticing that every time I go back to my mobile version, I’ve lost a TON of Vitality. Any idea why this is, or how to fix it? I’ve been careful to save to the cloud every time I close out Nox, and I haven’t been playing on both platforms simultaneously.

    1. Are you sure you’re loading your saves each time? Manually go to the gear menu and click save to cloud, then load from cloud. Only reason you should lose vitality is if it’s an older version; you should notice your sakura/event fish missing too if that’s the case. If it’s giving you too much trouble I’d just let it grind for a long while on Nox then move back to phone once you’re done with the event.

    1. It’s basically impossible to know but it’s almost certainly just copy pasted from the Marlin, 30 minutes but it’s consecutive so you have no idea when the timer loops so watching the clock is entirely pointless.

  46. At least the devs have realised this is an impossible task, update for 1000 Sakura for the 5000 taps in daily mission… maybe next time they’ll have SOTM back on for events? #wishfulthinking

    1. Yeah but that’s like…1 candy a tap was too few…give them 1 candy per 5 taps…honestly one of the worst possible fixes they could have done. Hopefully if people keep pressuring them they’ll bring it back for real, or reduce the price, or do something to make it possible and fun. There’s nothing fun about just making it take more effort…

  47. I watched the ads for 100 sakuras over 30 times by now and still did not unlock the “Butterflying Fish” (Spring event), managed to unlock every other event fish except the “Sakura Whale” of cause. Help?

  48. Hi I put my bonito in the tank and took a photo but it did not unlock the wahoo like it says in your tip! Guess I have to wait for one to appear unfortunately 🙁

    1. Yeah just updated the guide a few hours ago, they “fixed” that unfortunately. They only fix the good bugs…

      1. Wow that sucks! I’ve been lucky to get all the other fish that need pics so hopefully this one won’t take too long :/. Hating this event without SOTM working though!

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  50. Wanted to let you know the old spring event fish that require spring decorations for unlock
    do require the old spring decorations. I don’t have Egg Octopus unlocked in my game (requirement: Create Garden Dumbo Octopus after equipping Spring Flower Hat) and when I purchase a Garden Dumbo Octopus with the new spring hat (Sakura Tree) equipped it doesn’t unlock the Egg Octopus, shucks.

    1. Yeah, had people confirm that unfortunately. Not entirely sure if it’s a bug or intended. Not going to bother telling the devs myself though, they always ignore me.

  51. I can only find 4 eggs, please help. The ship, the rocks by the ship, inside the volcano guy, and next to the small house. The last picture shows one near the bigger house but I don’t see it in the picture or my game

  52. I don’t see any eggs anywhere in my game. Yes, including where the imgur snapshots are. I’ve looked everywhere. No eggs 😩 what should I do??

  53. For the imgur screenshots w/ the hidden eggs, can someone do me a solid and circle wherever the eggs are in the fourth one down? I swear to god I have been staring at that picture/my abyssrium for like 10min and I still haven’t figured out where it is lol

  54. It’s good to see you opened the comment section back up! I believe I received one of the first rollouts, seeing as my update came a few days ago and I came to check out your guide in hopes you updated it. Anyway I’m really getting into this new update, it worlds away from the last one. Kind of still upset Song of Moon doesn’t work since I used up all my candies last event. Hope to see you update some more Sir TapTap!

  55. I’m wondering if we should all just flag the game in our app store. I don’t think it’s ethical for a game to require its players to go through sustained repetitive hand motion in order to achieve a game objective. I don’t have problems with Song of the Moon not affecting the number of candies we get per tap, but the cost of the fish should be adjusted accordingly so at least one of each fish can be obtained in a fairly casual way.

    1. Yeah, they said the changes were to make the game “easier and more fun” last event, but the costs didn’t go down. They removed most of the bad stuff in this event, but the costs are still the same even though SOTM doesn’t work, so costs are effectively 10-25x higher depending on your SOTM level.

      Keep messaging them on facebook I guess, seems to be the only thing they respond to.

  56. Sir TapTap, is there a way to message you privately, I had a question and want your opinion but I prefer discussing such things in private. If not or you don’t want to hear said question I can understand and ask that you have a good day.

  57. Came back with supposedly renewed energy to pick the game back up after months of inactivity, just to see it went to the gutter. Shame. This was a huge relaxant for me. Will give the devs another shot atat being decent before I let the game go.

    1. Yeah there’s going to be another event in about a week probably, expecting the same exact thing with very minor rebalancing to seem “better” and nothing else personally.

  58. As always I have appreciated all you have done and for so many.. I deleted the game today. I’m done for similar reasons as yourself. Plus the fact that I cannot ‘store’ the Valentine coral and the platypus. While I know this is a game and they have corals and seaweed that are not geographically found together as well as fish and other animals – a platypus is not a salt water animal and as an Australian – it bugs me a lot.
    Take care Sir Tap Tap. You and Parker

  59. I appreciate your efforts ‘Sir Tap Tap’ and respect your decision to drop support. I doubt that user respect by CheetahMobile is likely to improve any time soon. I had managed to get through the current event without much issue because of event treasure amassed over previous events. I spent the bare minimum to get through the event and conserve for future events. Well that is not going to work, because today the notified me that all unused event treasure would be converted to vitality at the end of the event. What a waste. At my current vitality level that conversion represents less than a single tap. I’m sure that this is an effort to force me to watch more and more adds. I will probably wait and see if the next event brings any positive changes before deleting the game, but I am not hopeful.

    1. Yeah, I’m thinking the same; if they were going to change anything they would have announced it long ago as damage control. Them going silent means they hope it blows over so no one complains when they do it again. I’m already done. If they fix it they fix it and I’ll go back to making the guide, but ugh. Not likely.

      All the latest updates have kind of sucked anyway, since after Christmas anyway. New fish are neat, but none of them are hidden (in any interesting way). No fun unlocks, no reason to write the guide. Guide traffic didn’t get it’s usual bump with this event either, there’s just no reason to keep up with it even if I didn’t have moral objections.

  60. There is something wrong you stated about the assistant otter I never wanted to bother you with… but just now I discovered something new about it, so: what the heck ¯_(ツ)_/ ¯

    You don’t need to have the otter out all the time, you can store/unstore it to loot it daily (but yeah, then you’re prone to forgetting it)

    The new thing I discovered is:

    to re-roll the material you just need to open and close foto mode, don’t even need to shot a picture. /o It’s embarrassing. All these times I stored/unstored in (you have to additionally LEAVE the ‘manage’ menu for the re-roll to happen!! What a pain in the a**!) just to learn NOW that it’s so simple 🙁

    1. Oh, yeah, I knew about the photo thing but never updated since it was removed from the store anyway. And now I no longer want to do anything that might encourage people to buy IAP, might just remove the IAP section all together when I abandon the guide tbh.

  61. Do the fusion fish need to be on display for the vitality bonuses they offer? or can i keep them stored and still get the bonus?

  62. Hi your guide has saved me time and time again figuring out what to do and how to play! It’s great! Thanks so much and please keep it up. But I didnt even realize there was a New Years Eve event taking place. Which is strange seeing as I did all the others. Is there anyway or chance of getting anything from that event later on? Like how they added last years event fish to the lucky spin etc. I was really hoping I could eventually get that Lion statue. Thx 😊

    1. The new year’s eve event was only ever in a weird extra icon next to the customization/picture/main menu icons. The game is really bad at telling you what’s new, so I’d recommend keeping up with the guide’s Updates section instead (assuming the game continues to be worth my support, which presently seems doubtful).

      And there’s been no indication of any plans to have them show up layer, since you could only get 1 of each I doubt they’d be in the luck shell

  63. Hey! This guide has been infinitely helpful; thank you so so much! I play off and on (when I find the time), and I’m excited to gain new hidden fish! I have a question: for the quests where we are required to take pictures of a certain kind of fish, do special event fish apply for that too? (eg. to get the Potbelly Seahorse, could I take a picture of my Egg Seahorse 3 times?) Thanks again you are awesome!!!

    1. Event fish don’t ever count for “normal” fish unlocks, so you’ll need a different seahorse you can buy with vitality.

      Happy to help!

  64. I started playing Abyssrium the first of January, 2018. I completed the Valentine event using the exploit (thank you), muting a couple zillion ads, and spending no money. I’ve collected all normal, fusion and hidden fish (again thank you) and all collections except the juvenile spinnate and blue whale which I’ll never get because none of my Facebook friends play. I contributed to your Patreon account. There doesn’t seem to be anything left to do in this game. Am I done?

    1. Thanks for the support!

      Generally what’s next is just “wait for the next update”, though in this case it’s more like “wait to see if this game is even worth playing” tbh because of the new event structure. At least personally, if the next event is as exploitative as this one is, I’m done with the game.

  65. I definitely won’t be able to complete this event as I have limited time and resources—I only started playing recently, so I have no store of event “candy,” and so I definitely won’t be able to collect enough roses for this BS. One question though: do I at least (please say yes) get to keep the platypus post-event? I love him and don’t want him to go.

  66. Not sure if anyone cares but I just completed the 2018 Valentine’s event and there are the stats of my “collecting”
    Including the 57 eggs and seeds I collected to finish the event I sent my platypus out a total of 97 times.
    I collected 24 2017 event fish. I also collected 16 coral items. (If you want I can add exactly what fish and coral I got)
    If you’re using the regular platypus that would be 291 hours. If you factor in 8 hours for sleep that would take over 18 days. And that’s if you are collecting every three hours on the dot. So unless you’re on tap tap every waking hour this just isn’t possible.

    1. Yep, 100 pulls is about average, so yeah, 300 hours! The “easier and more fun” thing was just a total lie.

  67. I have basically completed the 2018 Valentine’s event and I’ve noticed the closer I got to collecting all 32 the more likely my platypus was to come back with a 2017 Valentine’s event fish. I’m not sure if this is all in my head or if there is some numbers behind it, I was wondering if you could give me some input?

    Also noticed if your platypus comes back with more coral then the island needs it automatically gets transfered to your expand coral tab. Had my platypus come back with an extra yeti crab and I got a coral formation with a yeti crab inside, is that the only event fish to do that?

    1. Yeah, that’s about normal; the game removes duplicates (to a degree) so over time the odds are more and more biased towards the 2017 fish (as they’re never removed).

      And yeah, it’s confusing at first but there’s 2 kinds of items this event: Eggs/seeds, and expand items. After the max of Seeds is earned, you can still get up to 5 duplicates (increasingly rare) for each item as expand items. The expand menu opening is a sign that’s what you got (it doesn’t scroll to the item though, so it’s hard to tell what’s going on.)

  68. Am I the only person for whom the game shuts down right after I “watch” an ad, and doesn’t count it as a watched ad, so then I have do it again, and it shuts down again? I spend most of my time re-opening the app to “watch” the same stupid ad again. It’s exceptionally frustrating.

  69. After you complete the Master all your platypus sends you back is valentines fish?

  70. I first want to thank you for your outstanding site helping those of us who love this game to play it better. As soon as a new update or event is created I immediately turn to your site for advice on how best to proceed and your site is always most helpful. However, I think you have been very unfair in your treatment of the new update for Abyssrium. It is not intrinsically more difficult to play than any of the other events. I have achieved Master status in 3 days, and expect to get all the fish in another 2 days, all this by purchasing the Nimble platypus for $10, which means that I could have completed it without the Nimble platypus in 2 to 3 weeks, which is totally reasonable. Further more, the price of buying an advantage in this game is quite modest compared to most of the games in the online Market. I have bled hundreds of dollars a month into things like Clash of Kings and Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes, and for less interesting gameplay. I think the developers were very Innovative with this new event, producing a novel new structure with interesting organisms that doesn’t add a single fish to the total tank quota, and it helps to populate the outer Reef where most fish don’t go. The Developers are not working for free, they deserve to get paid for their work, and their work has been very good in the last few months, the Christmas event being but one example. I agree that the developers have been thick-headed in the way they deal with their customers and in particular with the way they rolled out this event. I only hope that the boycott that you have partially inspired does not cause them to back away from any future innovation. It already appears to have inspired some people to quit the game altogether.

      1. Normally this would make me proud, but now I wish I stopped long ago. I’ve always known the devs profit 100x more than I do from these guides. They don’t deserve it.

        1. Don’t have regret in your life! Lots of us have enjoyed it and I use the app to help with insomnia in the wee hours at times- as it is relaxing – conversely to opinion about looking at screens. As you know – as I have mentioned like many others – I would have given up without your guide, humour and pictures of Parker.
          Thanks so much – and people can always decide to spend or not – you didn’t lead any one up a garden path (and you know what they say about fools and their money) so its all good!

          1. Thanks! Still happy to help, just wish this all didn’t turn out like this

        2. Don’t regret the happiness you’ve given us! 🙂
          I adore Abyssrium, and even if I totally junk the TapTap Fish app, I have lovely pictures and memories from playing that I wouldn’t have made if I’d given up in the first month like I planned to before finding your 2016 Halloween event list. 🙂

    1. The fact you’ve pissed hundreds of dollars away on games you willingly admit are worse kinda harms your point pretty fatally. Glad to have helped, but please realize you are incredibly addicted and being exploited, not just by this game but by mobile games in general. Seek help, gambling addiction is not your fault but you need to break free.

    2. The fact that you are pissing money onto these games is a little disturbing. Tap as well as many other people have quit this game not because this event was just unfair, but the lack of attention to their fans is just pathetic. Talking to your fans the way they do on their Facebook as of recent is just rude and really, unprofessional. They have literally deserved this outcome. Don’t point the finger at him because he is speaking the truth. I, as well as many other people have left because we choose to based on our outrage and disappointment, not because Tap “Said it was a good idea”. It is also illegal in some countries, such as Japan, to do what they are doing. It’s wrong and unfair. It might be time for you to look from out point of view to see why we are acting the way we are. Not everyone shits money to spend whenever they want.

    3. You sound extremely ignorant towards player complaints. The community in a whole share a great deal of these opinions, it’s evident from the feedback on the Facebook page as well as Googleplay ratings.

      1. No one is complaining about the event design itself, the fish look great and the island is a great concept. The problem is the placement, it’s so far off screen you can’t see anything unless your in expand mode.
      2. No one said the developers don’t deserve to get paid, just that they shouldn’t corner their customers into paying them. They already get revenue off of players watching ads.
      3. You cannot compare the 2018 Valentine’s day event with the 2017 Christmas event, they are literally two completely different ways of obtaining fish.
      4. The one thing your right about is that the developers have been completely neglecting customer opinions and being extremely rude in the process.

      The whole concept behind past events was grinding candies using skills to obtain fish, after all it is an idle taping game. In the most recent update devs have completely removed the effect skills have on candy and instead replaced it with higher candy rewards for watching ads.

      This means players have two choices, either make the slow grind by getting a single candy each tap or watching a video every fourteen minutes for 100 candies. The whole problem with this is players don’t want to have to wait by every few minutes to watch an ad just to make any progress.

      Purchasing the Nimble Platapus takes away the hassle of having to watch ads to continue replenishing candies and cuts the time by a significant amount but that’s exactly what the dev team wants cause they can profit off of it.

      They want players to get so fustratated waiting three hours or not having enough candies to progress that they just say screw it and buy something from the store to make a quick fix of the situation.

      I have a friend who started playing Tap Tap Fish last week and the event is such a painfully slow process for her that she has though about just uninstalling the game. Sorry but you can’t blame Sir TapTap for for the turmoil within the community, the devs are doing a perfectly good job themselves driving away customers.

      1. Fully agreed, some people are just want too proud of paying money and thus anything that makes the game more hostile to non-playing players is good to them (plenty of semi-whales hate this event too, mind). People like frank just don’t want “filthy F2P poors” to have items that they do so they can feel superior, really all there is to it in most cases.

      2. I just started playing Tap Tap fish. I have no store of candy and work 9–5 plus a side job, and I don’t have time to constantly watch ads either. I am still going to play, but I don’t have $10 to play to skip a part of a game, and I’m also one of those people who doesn’t like to piss money into iphone games even if I love them. For me, Tap Tap Fish is a great game for my anxiety, because it’s relatively easy and simple, and beautiful, and I collect these beautiful fish, but it makes me sad to look at something and say to myself, wow I literally will never get those whales because I can’t spend $10 on this game.

  71. dont know what im doing wrong but when i change my time it sends the platypus out for 22 hrs

        1. There’s a confirmation dialog (for once) that pops up before it actually claims pearls, forgot to mention that

  72. Loving the exploit! 🙂
    Just fyi, there does seem to be a bug where it says you get fish that have already been maxed out, so that wastes your gacha pull, too. :/

    1. It’s not quite a bug, just an ill-explained feature; After getting all of a (thing) in this event, you can get Expand versions of the thing. Figured it out yesterday but been too mad to update the written guide.

      And yeah, the exploit is better than the event at this point.

      1. Okay, that is better. I was angry. (Still am, but for different reasons.) Why they couldn’t mention that, even poorly: beyond me lol

  73. After exploiting the timezone trick and collecting all the 2018 event fish I’ve removed all dress up and put all my fish away as a sign of solidarity that I’m not putting up with their shit. I will wait and see whay they have to say before deleting the app for good. Left them a one star review on appstore, unliked and unfollowed their Facebook shit, and sending a heated message to their team. Hope we can rile them up! Power in numbers!

  74. Strange, I didn’t lose previously stocked event currency when i updated to the new Valentine event like you said.

    Also how often do the Bonitos show up? I sometimes waited for hours but nothing happened.

    1. It’s a bug, it was supposed to be culled at the end of the event.

      And bonito are like Marlins, except the timer is unknown (but probably 30 minutes). The thing is, whether they show up is random. It’s best not to “hunt” for them

      1. Nvm just wish I figured out what I did wrong before spending those pearl, my own fault for not understanding the exploit

  75. I just started playing tap tap fish today and to aquire certain corals I have to have ‘MAX fish count +5’ what does This mean?

    1. That’s not the cost, that’s the benefit, each coral raises the amount of fish you can display by 5. The cost is on the buy button or something. It’s been so long since I could buy coral I forget.

          1. Level requirements are usually Coralite level reqs. Don’t worry about it too much; only way to go is up, so you’ll unlock ’em eventually!

  76. What a shame
    Play this game for 2 years now, never has an even piss me off so much, the chrismas event was so good, the train wait for the corgi was kinda long but worth. But this time it is literally pay to play…
    dev wut the faq

  77. Hopefully with all this negative feedback the devs will fix the system. I really enjoyed the 2017 Christmas event way of collecting past fish and let’s just be honest the new update of collecting fish is crap.

    It’s just such a waste of potential not to mention I feel sorry for anyone who took their time to grind candies in preparation for this event. The designing is lovely I’ll admit but the event itself is so small and poorly thought out.

    Is this the end for your Tap Tap Fish guide?

    1. Honestly probably. Even though they backed down on the rollover there’s still 5 other ways this event is designed specifically to abuse players and they’re being complete jerkasses on Facebook. I can’t really see a way that they can make this right, not with their attitude.

      1. I really wish there was a way to change your mind but I understand what you’re talking about, it was fun while it lasted. Thanks for keeping us players updated about the situation!

  78. Wow, I have rarely been kicked in the teeth SO hard. Shark done swum…WAS fun, though, sort of, but not since the climb to vitality has slowed way down. Likely a response to them giving us free corallite top up with daily mission. Used to actually mean something. I just made it to CS last night, too. I won’t be making DL…

    1. Writing’s been on the wall for a while that they’re just going to get greedier and greedier, ever since the Cheetah mobile update. Didn’t expect it to take such a stark turn though. Really tempted to just delete the damn app and forget about it. There’s nothing fun about this crap anymore.

    1. One is Flexual!
      They’re just cosmetically different, there’s no meaningful difference between any cosmetic expand items, other than the ones that can stack items on top.

  79. That’s technically correct, but that’s been in the guide for several months now…

  80. Ok how come when I get on my Facebook friends abyssriums their oarfish sort of wiggles and mine just swims forwards and turns and stuff but no wiggling?!

    1. No idea, they seem to have two sets of animations for some fish and bizarrely you’ll get one or the other.

  81. hi, this guide helps a lot,, allow me to say thanks..
    I’d like to confirm something though..

    I’m interested in Marlin Hunt discussions. One time, I got a notification above the corallite, an unclear text, messed up with another ‘new friend’ text when I captured one of my fishes. But I was able to make it out a bit, and it said.. “An ancient fish has appeared”
    Any idea what does it mean? I’m pretty sure it was written appeared, not revealed. Though I may read it wrong.

    Could it meant, the Marlin has appeared? Cause, after that, I search about tips on how getting the Marlin, and I found this special post of yours for getting the Marlin. You even stressed it often, about it being extremely rare.

    1. Just turn off the “script” in the options, the coralite’s blabberings are just poorly translated tips to the hidden fish. They’re of less than zero value if you use the guide, because people think they’re smarter than they are and get tripped up. They mean nothing and have no correlation to the marlin’s appearance and it keeps repeating hints for fish you already own.

  82. Just to let you know – in the What To Know Before Buying Premium Fish section, you still list the “asst. otter” as unavailable – but it is back again for a limited time. Love this guide, thank you for all your hard work!!

  83. I’m having trouble adding friends. I am logged into the game centre (iOS) and my regular facebook account but they are not showing up 🙁
    Anyone experience this before?

    1. It only shows people who are already friends with you on facebook AND already linked their facebook to AbyssRium

        1. Weird, did they add you back in facebook/ They might take a while to show up. The FB connection is flakey anyway, not much reason to mess with it after you get the spadefish

          1. I’ve added people and been added by others. All requests accepted. The ones from when I first wrote a few days ago have not shown up. I’m trying to get the spadefish which is the only reason why I really care 😢

          2. I’d just add a few more people then. Should be pretty easy to get 5 more people within honestly a few minutes considering how ravenous friend-sharing is in this game

          3. I’ve added six people but none have shown up in my game. All from the tap tap site. It’s been a few days since the first add

  84. I got the STRIPED MARLIN!!!!! It sorta shocked me and I hurried and took a picture and now I’m happy.
    They were together in like a group, 3 or 4 of them (I don’t know) it happened so fast they swim rd up then left!

    1. Tap anything, as in tap for vitality. But the new year’s event should be over by now

  85. I reached out to abyssrium on Facebook messenger and they told me the expand bug was patched with 1.5.7 … Can anyone confirm if this issue is still happening on the latest version?


    1. Several people have reported getting it. I wouldn’t touch Expand for another patch at least

  86. Looks like assistant otter is available again. Only started in December so my 1st chance to get it. Gives random resource (including crabs) 5 times a day as per the description. Recycling through Manage Fish or reloading the game still works too. I don’t normally check the store, so it may have been available for a while but I assume it’s back due to release of crabs.
    Love the guide btw!

    1. You can just enter photo mode and back to cycle the items as well. Faster than closing the game
      Happy to help!

  87. I’m having some issues with the notification fish. I’m getting the notifications just fine and opening them right away, but I don’t actually… get the fish. I just get the normal ‘while you were gone’ rewards pop up and once I close that it just loads into the game normally :/ I’ve gotten the first two somehow by dumb luck, but I’ve been stuck on the whale shark now for ages. I just want to be able to unlock the rest of my sea dragons…

    1. Well they’re random, so even if there’s only a 1 in a thousand chance, it’s possible someone would get them first try. It’s why random fish aren’t any fun

  88. Thank you for the very comprehensive guide!
    Does anyone find that after the most recent update, the game is no longer registering four-fingered (or five-fingered) taps? In my game it’s frequently only sensing 1 tap out of 5. Not a good thing when trying to get the daily bonus, I’ve given up by now.

    1. Yes! It is really annoying. I do all 5k of my tapping during Spirit of Life 10 min bonus, but that’s impossible now.

    2. Yeah I heard someone mention this, haven’t noticed myself yet though (haven’t played much)

  89. Hey, the “Show updates” links in this guide aren’t working for me? I don’t even get an error page or anything, they just don’t take me anywhere. Do you know anything about that…? (Tried it on both my mobile and my desktop and neither works.)

    1. Try clearing cache (or just viewing the page in an Incognito window)? Those links are Javascript triggers so if the cache got corrupted somehow they might not work. seems fine in an incognito window so I guess that’s what happened

  90. Hey Sir TapTap hope you’ve been doing well since the last livestream!

    My Corallite is producing AN vitality while the corals are somewhere between AL and AM vitality production..is that about the range it should be? I just feel like the gameplay is beginning to become a bit slow and wanted to know if there is anything I can do to fix it.

    1. Coral is total garbage at any point beyond Z (and really, way earlier). Ignore it and only upgrade it 100 levels at a time after a few letters of progress. Casting all 3 skills is all that matters for vitality, it’s why pearls/gems should be spent on craters/sotm/delicious food. Fusion Fish also help a lot

  91. I have a total of 32 angelfish (some are fusion angels) but the peppermint angel has still not unlocked-why???

    1. It’s a bug (it always is with this game). They didn’t mark the Masked Angelfish to count as an angelfish. All the other fusion angels do. Just make enough not-masked angels to make up for the masked and you’ll get it

        1. No problem. Hope they fix that soon. Fusion fish are never wasted though so don’t feel bad; the bonus vitality is pretty much the only way to keep the wheels spinning late game.

  92. I love your guide – it’s saved me from totally wasting vitality on only getting the fish I like the looks of (what I was doing before I realized you *needed* certain ones to complete tasks)! Though right now I’m intensely frustrated because I’m working towards completing the fourth Ocean Collection and am only at 1.555 BY right now. That Dwarf Whale is killing me…
    However, I’m also stumped by the Red Weedy Sea Dragon – that darned notification just isn’t showing up…

  93. Is there just a really maddening wait for some corals? I’m waiting to unlock Blue Table Coral, and the amount in “Auto-produce [x] Vitality per sec” keeps increasing. I’ve noticed this happen with one or two previous corals, but never so markedly (from 774.381W to 1.583Y in 2 weeks). The only link I see is that the price increases when I create a new fish (of course also increasing vitality/sec, just not nearly enough). The last couple days I’ve held off on fish and have just been levelling Coralite and Coral. I don’t play religiously, but it’s maddening to see the goalpost keep moving away.

    1. “auto produce X vitality” means it earns that much, not that it costs that much; the price is on the right. The coral prices are listed in the hidden fish section towards the bottom. Blue Table is AC, IIRC. Definitely keep buying fish, you’ll never make it otherwise. Coral you can basically ignore. I only level my coral every few letters so I can use the 100 level button. They give no meaningful vitality after Song of the Moon is unlocked.

      1. Ahhh, duh. Sometimes I get tired and cranky and forget how things work. Thanks. Onwards and upwards!

        1. Happy to help! You’re hardly the first to be confused. If it said “produces” instead of “produce” it’d be much clearer.

  94. I actually need some help with creating fishes. You see I have just reached the AA level and yet the prices of fishes is ever increasing just the way it used to be i.e it keeps on increasing! When and how will it stop? Or is it gonna continue throughout?

    1. It’s just how the game goes; you have to keep leveling your Coralite and buying Fish to keep your Vitality rate climbing to meet demands. You’ll never be able to create infinite fish for no effort, but where I’m at I have over 500 fish and could easily start making more if I weren’t waiting for new non-event fish. The earning rate does slowly slow down over time though, Fusion Fish help correct the flow though.

  95. Hey there…last night I did some serious expansion across the front using large and small flat rocks, corals etc. using farm materials and over 900 pearls (some acquired with ‘real money’…aaack). This morning when I check in, most of it is gone…!! Of course my pearls are also awol. A bug perhaps…?…will it all come back…?
    As always, Sir, thank you for all the work you put into your guides. My coralite wouldn’t be nearly as awesome without your guidance…!!😃👍

      1. Thanks…!! I messaged the devs and they promptly credited me back the pearls…allright!! Dang, I wish I’d done a ‘screen shot’. I’ll never get it to look like it was before, but a redo will be fun…I’m a senior and this app is my addiction.
        ***Anyone else reading this, head on over to Patreon (I just did) and support this fine individual…the work he puts into his videos and guides is more than worth it…so, Go. Now. https://www.patreon.com/sirtaptap/posts

        …plus, you’ll get to meet Parker…!! Cheers…!!

        1. You’re not alone, I hear from many older players, this game’s perfect for that since there’s almost no “losing” progress…until the game bugs, lol.

          Great to hear they credited it so fast!

  96. Hey there, thank you for all of this! I now have 30 angels/angelfish/moorish idol but no unlock? Is that a common bug or something? Thank you!

  97. Really love your page. Saved me from missing so many fun fish! However, I’ve hit the wall. Or the surface, whatever works. I’ve collected every fish, all collections, expanded as much as I’d like, and at DP vitality. What next???? I love this game and now it seems over 😢 any tips on how to keep it fun?

    1. Happy to help!

      Honestly, best advice? Take breaks, play other games, check in whenever you want or when there’s a new update. That’s what I do. There’s a new update every month (pretty consistently for a full year now). You can decorate in Expand if you want too of course

  98. Since there’s a bit of a lull in interesting new content in AbyssRium I thought I’d offer a link to my Discord Server: https://discordapp.com/invite/Sv4HznZ

    it’s a place for chatting about games (including a dedicated channel for AbyssRium)! There’s voice channels but most of us just use text. We talk a lot about games we’re playing, what we’re doing in general, interesting news. It’s a positive place with good moderation which I think is a bit rare in games spaces. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

  99. Q: I already own 30 angelfish but the peppermint still doesn’t unlock, I’m wondering if it’s a new bug? Because I included the newly updated fusion “Masked Angelfish” maybe the developers haven’t include the fish into the final count??

    1. You’re not counting Event fish too are you? No event fish ever counts for any normal fish unlock.
      It’s possible it’s a bug with the masked angel, in which case I’d just add non-masked angels, but the other fusion angels counted before.

      1. nope, not counting event fish…well that’s a shame I have to make up for four Masked angel…

          1. sorry I forgot to reply…total 33 angels counting four masked, and 29 not counting masked (of course not counting peppermint and lemon peel) …looks like they only counted 1 masked angel?

          2. Extra weird. Hm. Hard to tell without testing, probably just a bug either way. I left a memo on the masked tang that it might not count

    2. I just had this exact same problem and was gonna ask about it. I guess some fish don’t count as angel anymore. I’ll just create some more then

  100. Question on the Vitality bonus found under Manage > Fusion Fish> then click on the red heart at the bottom.

    you’ll get a list of 6 fusion fish – Create Life Discount Effect

    In order to redeem the discount I need to have all the regular fish to make these fusion fish?

    1. Didn’t even know you could click that heart. No that’s just a list of all the fusion fish you own, adding up to that bonus. There’s no redeeming the effect, it’s a passive bonus. Each time you buy a fusion fish you’ll see that number rise.

  101. New thing I noticed: using the Midas Touch ability now counts towards the 5000 taps daily mission + the achievement!

  102. SirTapTap – The section on Expand items is missing all the new stuff from the newest update (the Samll ladder rock and Elkhorn coral and so on). Also for the Assistant Otter, it now gives 5 crabs. You can also get it to give you a different farm material if you go into photo mode and then click out, so you can get a lot of crabs that way.

  103. Re: New Year’s Gifts — I’m clearly missing something. What does “Check in” mean for purposes of acquiring the Maneki dumbo coral (3x) and the NewYear LionDog Sculpture (10x)? I would have thought just opening the app, but I’m still at 0/3 for the coral even after rebooting the app. Help!

    1. It’s just a daily log in thing. Goes by server time, nothing you can do but log in and see if it credits you. I’ve been credited only once in the last 2 days

      1. So, just more of the same Abyssrium dev torture and abuse. I gave up on the game for a few days after it glitched and didn’t create the Snowflake Dolphin I had been looking forward to FAR too much. [*sad trombone*] Between that and having to watch & reboot a dozen times just to get credit for five ads each day, I had to step away for a mental health break. Eventually its charms sucked me back in, though I’m a bit more wary now and have stopped paying money for perks.

    1. No, they never do, even for major events. It’s obviously going to be longer than 10 days so I’d just make sure to log in once a day for ten days so you don’t have to worry about it

    1. Yeah, the guide’s all updated for them. The crab farm’s with the other farms in the Coral tab

  104. The first new years fish, lucky frogfish, you can already get just tap 200x then click accept reward in the new menu that looks like a calander with a checkmark on it next to the camera button. Rest are unobtainable until after xmas ends I think.

  105. How many days did you need to get the Corgi Claus after the snowflake whale? The counter jumps from 72 to 100, which would be 28 gifts. Am I ridiculously behind, or am I missing something?

    1. I just got it today, but yeah, it jumps extra far ahead of the others. It ends in 6 days so you should have 15 to 18 free presents left to claim

  106. I’m in the safe zone, I have 25 gift boxes left to open to get the Corgi Claus. I’ve been saving pearls just in case

    1. I’ve got 10 more myself, I figured they’d give plenty of time, but it’s hard to tell when they never tell us in advance when it’s ending

  107. Did anyone else feel like it took a reeeeally long time to get the Holly Oarfish, like even longer than it did for the Snowglobe Turtle? I can’t tell if I should submit a bug report or if I’m just an extremely impatient person lol (it may well be the latter) (And I do have all 3 2017 Christmas customizations equipped.)

    1. …ye-ah, like three seconds after I posted this comment I unlocked the damn thing lol. figures.

    2. With no counter there’s no sense in counting yourself, it just feels like it takes longer. Glad you got it though!

  108. Sorry to post such an elementary question, but I’ve searched and can’t find it. I’ve just started playing a few weeks ago (on an Ipad), and I had clicked the “don’t show this again” on the connect to facebook message that was always popping up. Now that I’ve got my sea legs in this game I’m working through the hidden fish list, but I can’t seem to find out where I can go in the game to actually connect to Facebook now so I can get the fish that require FB friends. Is there somewhere I can go to do that? The settings don’t seem to have anything, and unlike most games there is no social media pop up where you can do so. Can you point me in the right direction?
    BTW, I’ve loved using your guides. I already have all the Xmas fish for this year, although I’m not sure I’m going to get through all the boxes since I’ve just started. Your work has been invaluable. Thank you!

    1. It’s the “friends” icon, the 3 kids in a circle next to the Gear. That should get you going

      Happy to help, glad the guides have been so useful!

    1. Yes, it’s in the guide. There’s a Normal Fish subsection under the Hidden Fish heading. They’re just not important enough to give a full heading in the table of contents

  109. I’ve hit the max fish count. Is there any way to increase that number, and without taking out fish? Do I have to expand?

    1. Expand doesn’t raise it, only buying new Coral does. 105 is the max with all current Coral.

  110. Hi, I am trying to get the Snow Globe Turtle and have got candy from my snowflake jellyfish 200 times but it still doesn’t appear, am I doing something wrong?

    1. You’re actually counting? Store all fish and only keep snowflake jellyfish in the water then tap away

    2. Just keep tapping and you’ll get it, don’t bother counting. The game doesn’t seem to count perfectly, but it’s definitely obtainable.

  111. So. I’m trying to get the last 2 corals but the price keeps going up. What’s the best way to get these?

    1. The price isn’t going up, “auto produce” means how much vitality they make, not what they cost. It’s just some confusing UI. The cost is on the right I think, and always stays the same. For example DL vitality on the kelp.

  112. After an event is over, where do the candies go? Do they save and become available for the next event? For example, I’ve bought all the Christmas event fish and I have 10,000A candies, will I have the 10,000A candies for the Valentines event?

    1. They always carry over to the next event. The counter disappears but the amount will be the same next event

  113. I saw the Corgi Santa posted and it said you need to get candy from the toy train 100 times to receive it. Is that true or must you get it via the gift boxes only? Thanks 😊

    1. It’s the gift boxes only. Whatever you read was probably just written before it was known there was other ways to get candy from the train/that gift boxes don’t always give candy

  114. So I put 30 snowflake fish into my tank and did the train thing, but I am not getting the Christmas card for it…I even made sure they were all snowflakes and not snow globes since the snow globes didn’t yield anything either. Am I doing something wrong? Do I need to have other fish in the tank besides the 30 snowflakes?

    1. It might be exactly 30 (that’s been a thing before) but otherwise no shouldnt’ need any other fish. Make sure you’re equipping all 3 2017 christmas event theme items too. And you’re sure the train sped up (the candy icon appears over it after that?)

      1. What do you mean by theme?

        I followed every steps but still stuck.. I would be very grateful if you helped me out. 🙂

        1. The painter’s palette menu where you got the costume and the toy train dye has 3 tabs, one of them is Theme, the the chritsmas item there and wear all three

      2. I did the exact thing, 30 Snowflake Angels, and tapped the train to max speed, but nothing happened.

        Am I missing out something? What’s with the theme you are talking about? I would love to know that please 🙂

        1. Snowflake angels don’t count, they’re 2016 fish. Tried to make that as clear as I could, but when the game calls everything “snowflake” for both years that’s pretty difficult

          1. Oh.. my bad. Guess I have to get Snowflake Cardinals. Thanks for the answer. Keep up the good work 🙂

          2. It’s the game’s fault for being confusing, I knew this’d happen as soon as I saw they reused the term snowflake (X). And thanks, always happy to help!

  115. I’m having crashing problems and I was wondering if you know how to fix it. Thanks!

    1. If it’s when watching ads, try resetting your advertising ID. If it’s when sharing and you’re on iOS–yeah that’s just a bug now. Nothing you can do but force close the game and continue

      1. No, its not for watching ads. Its like when I’m getting candies and it just crashes out of nowhere. That happens repeatedly.

  116. Soo.. I’m not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet but I found an exploitable “bug” that involves NOX and I hope I won’t get banned for exploiting it, on purpose or not xD

    I use my iPhone to play Abyssrium and switch between using the phone and NOX daily. One day I watched the 3 free Gift Box ads on my phone, then switched over to NOX on my PC and lo and behold there were 3 more ads there for me to watch! As a result I can open 6 Gift Boxes daily ._.

    I’m not sure if it’s only happening for me. Yes, I do save to cloud after every session on both NOX and my phone and always load the latest save when opening a new session. I didn’t mention this before either but I can also get double farm resources by collecting them on my phone first, saving, loading the save on NOX, then collecting again.

    1. They’ve never banned anyone for using Nox (or anything, that I’m aware of…it’s a single player game after all). I haven’t had that experience but I’ll try and see it. I think what you might be seeing is Nox sometimes simply has different times as your phone even though they report it. Not sure why.

      1. That’s what I was speculating too! The two devices seem to run on their own local ‘countdown’, like scheduled notifications.

        1. yeah, not sure how exploitable it is either, I can’t seem to find HOW different the two are and at least so far, I’ve never actually gotten double gifts myself. Do you actually get double gifts every day, consistently, or does it simply eat up tomorrow’s gift today?

          1. I’ve only done it 3 days in a row so far, and it hasn’t ever eaten up the next day’s gift

          2. Hm. I’ll try and test it this weekend and see if I can get anything consistent

          3. I tried to do it again today but it doesn’t work any more! Odd.. the farm thing still works though..

          4. They did update the app, maybe they patched it. I’m sure the farm thing is just a weird time difference

    1. Click the palette beside the menu button and scroll down. Buy the toy train for 500 candies (event currency)
      If you are confused, aw sirtaptap’s video

    2. YEah as Paperclip said it’s just the Dye for this event. Always buy all 3 customization items once each event starts, they’re basically always required, plus they’re fun.

  117. It seems that we only need to share 4 of the Christmas cards to unlock snowflake sunfish, regardless which card it is.

    1. Ah, interesting, did you get it without the nutcracker dreams card? Everyone seemed to get it with that, but maybe we just all got it as the 4th card

  118. I was checking out your latest miniguide and noticed the snowflake sunfish is labeled snowglobe, it is listed right in the main guide though.

  119. Odd, I haven’t yet purchased the costume, dye, or theme, but the Jolly Penguin card unlocked when I created my first Snowglobe Footballfish.

    1. “stopped working” how? If you mean it gives less of a boost, the game just slows down after a while. If you mean the shrimps don’t get eaten, that can happen if you have no fish in the tank/no fish that have AI to eat shrimps. After a minute they’ll pop and you’ll still get your vitality.

        1. Do you have an extremely high amount of unspent vitality? It’s possible but very unlikely that the amount simply wouldn’t move if you have enough saved up. Never heard of it not working though so I assume that’s what you’re seeing. Try spending all your vitality on fish/corallite/coral and cast SotM before Delicious Food

  120. There are 3 parts on the train and we know 2 are functional (engine and gift box) but do you think the third one does something we don’t know about?

    1. I doubt it since we’ve already discovered all the hidden fish and cards, can’t imagine what else it’d do.

  121. Hey SirTapTap I have an order for the fish in the 2017 Christmas event:
    1. 8 Holly Angelfish
    2. 9 Rudolph Mimic Tang
    3. 11 Snowflake Cardinal
    4. Rudolph sea pig
    5. Snowman box fish
    6. Socks Seahorse
    7. Sea dragon (made with Polarbear hat)
    8. Parrotfish, Toy Blobfish, Dumbo Octopus, and Rudolph Dolphin
    9. 5 Snowglobe FootballFish(arctic train)
    10. Jolly Penguin Card, Snowflake Jelly, Holly Marlin
    11. 5 Snowglobe Turtle
    12. 5 Narwhal
    13. Rudolph Ray
    14. Holly Shark
    15. Snowflake Shark
    16. Toy Shark
    17. Holly Oarfish
    18. Nutcracker Dream
    (19. O Holly Night & Snowing Town whenever possible but it works as 19)
    20. Snowflake sunfish
    21. Whale

    This is my guide to the 2017 Christmas event I’ve ran through all the requirements for the fish and come up with what seemed easiest and most linear. Some steps can be interchanged or other fish/ cards created whenever (like the Snowflake parrotfish) but this seemed easier to me. It’s very brief but if I could email you we could maybe talk about it. Thanks ~Matt Scott

  122. Giftbox Completion Rewards are giving me trouble at the moment. I’ve opened up the Christmas Gift Box more than six times, four each day to be precise, and I have not received my first reward yet. I’m on day three which means I have opened up my box 12 times and still have received no Snowflake Angelfish. Any suggestions as to what is wrong?

    1. The entire “watch ads” bar should be replaced with a message to claim your gift. Does the list of days not show that you’ve gotten the snowflake angel etc?

      Also, are you on iOS? The version on iOS seems to be a buggy mess

      1. Well when I open the Christmas Gift box tab it says “Get Rewards” and all six Gift boxes are lit up but I can’t click anything else except Open Chest to watch another ad. If I click on the (?) icon the Snowflake Angelfish shows no bar progression.

        I believe so.

        1. Huh, yeah, it’s a bug. Tell the devs, lots of people are having it. Hopefully they’ll fix it soon. I’d still watch your 3 daily ads for it though bc otherwise you’ll be late for the corgi

  123. So I’ve watched 9 videos for the Christmas gift boxes and I can’t figure out how to get the snowflake fish and move on to the next. I’ve tried clicking all over the train and the graphic that pops up for the gift boxes. What am I missing here?

    1. Should just be a big red button on the “watch video” dialog box…it shouldn’t even be possible to proceed without opening the special box. Are you on iOS?

        1. Thanks for the info about how it’s supposed to look, though. I’ve send a bug report and SS to Abyssrium. Hopefully it gets resolved.

          1. Saw someone post a screenshot on Reddit and yeah this is definitely a bug. This is the buggiest event ever. Most text errors too.

          2. Soooooooo…. Now the glitch is working in reverse. I watched 1 video for today, then the video button turned red 3 times in a row and I got the first 3 fish (18 boxes). Oddly, it didn’t let me watch the other two videos for today. I guess I can’t complain, I’m ahead now.

            So I guess if you find yourself with this same problem, keep watching the 3 videos each day – it might ‘catch up’.

          3. Well you’re technically still behind since it ate your 2 ad watches, which is another bug. The guaranteed boxes count for your free daily boxes if you’re off sync of the 3 boxes a day thing. What a mess it all is

          4. Today’s 3 free videos are up as normal. I was able to watch them all and now I’m halfway towards the snowflake sea slug. I think I’m still ahead – I’ve only had the update for 5 days, but I’ve logged 7 days worth of opened gift boxes. Either way, yeah, it’s a mess.

            I’m already contributing on Patreon, but thanks again for making these guides for this wonderful, frustrating game 😀

          5. Haha, happy to help! Figuring out the bugs and typos is part of the “fun” at this point =p

    1. Oh, my bad, I just copied the bad english description ingame instead of explaining it. You need to share a christmas card (any christmas card) of the snowflake shark.

  124. Is anyone else having trouble with the Gift Boxes? It won’t let me watch an ad for free, it only presents me with the options of ‘pay 50 pearls’ or ‘cancel.’ The only thing I can think of is: do we know what the timer is on them yet? Do they make you wait a full 24 hours from the last time you opened a Gift Box by watching an ad before you can do it again for the next day?

    1. The timer is a server timer, and I’m not sure the exact hour it resets yet. It will reset for sure though, just keep checking I guess

      1. Thanks for replying, it did in fact eventually reset! I was just getting a little worried haha.

  125. Just a note; it seems to take 15 candies from the train to unlock the Rudolph dolphin, not 10. At least it did for me.

  126. hello, i’m having an issue with the jolly penguin card. i have the arctic train dye equipped and i’ve already created three of the snowglobe football fish, to no avail. i’m not sure why it isn’t working. 🙁 any ideas?

  127. hey, just tested a theory i had about the christmas event and it worked. you can get the christmas event update early by moving your device’s time to tomorrow or further to unlock the update. hope this helps.

    1. Did you uninstall the Facebook app? It chooses where you can share based on installed apps

      1. I’ve never had the facebook app, still registered to my facebook though. Only changed after the update today.

        1. You’re right. It seems you require the app now.

          Looks like the game will be deleted for me. i need the facebook app on my phone like I need cancer. Too bad.

          What a waste of my time.

          1. You don’t really need the facebook feature for much anyway. All you ever need to do is start a draft to get “shares” and you only need those pretty rarely anyway.

          2. Well…”Spirit of Life” is the only reason.
            If I can’t do that anymore without installing the facebook app to share photos, then this game is over for me. That’s a required daily. Collecting candy without it is pointless.

          3. It’s only double and only for 10 minutes, so well under 50% of daily candy even if you’re pretty inactive. You can also install Twitter or Instagram to fake share too. At least on Android, uninstalling all such apps lets you do the generic share too. There should be some option.

          4. currently at 15 candies with song of the moon.
            30 candies a shot for 10 minutes)9 1/2. Plus double taps…spirit of life is absolutely necessary for me at this point. I figured it out though. Thanks for getting back to me. I enjoy your videos. Your cat has got to be locked away though 😉

          5. New fun fact. You don’t need to share anything.
            Take picture, click share, click random button, cancel…counts.

          6. Yeah, that’s what I was saying. It’s been in the guide for a long time

  128. Thanks for the christmass guide. one question though : what if I wanted to get more than one of old christmass event fishes? I mean every 6 more boxes you get one but what if I wanted to get 2 or 3 of the same kind ? How does it work?

    1. The guaranteed fish are one-only. You can get random fish from opening the boxes but there’s no deliberate way to get specific fish other than the one-offs for opening X amount of boxes.

    1. Yeah, that’s what I meant by “reindeer” fish. Though the game uses that term even though they’re all called “rudolph” fish, I guess I should mention that.

      1. I kinda guessed it made sense so gave it a try, but sometimes they are SO bloody specific I figured it didn’t hurt to include them 🙂

        1. Yeah, the game can be pretty ridiculous and it’s not like the ingame text is any help. I just specified it outright now.Thanks for pointing it out!

  129. I can’t unlock the Snowing Town christmas card after speeding up the train and I have 30 snowflake fish. Any suggestions?

    1. Turns out they all have to be in the tank, just take them all out and try again. Updated the guide

        1. From above:
          Use Camera Mode and tap the train engine until it speeds around and you exit camera mode. There will be a candy icon above the train that gives 10 candy. Just do it until you get the dolphin.

          1. I can’t tap the train more than once – it keeps centering on the lonely coral

          2. Zoom way in on the train and wait until it’s past the cave in the coralite, then tap really fast on it. It’s annoying but it works

    1. For the Gift Box? No idea. So far it seems to reasonably match your own time zone. Just check once a day

    1. Thanks! Got the update myself just a bit ago though, so unless it’s a hidden fish/card I don’t have listed, I’ll find it and add it myself! Still editing

  130. Bells Dumbo Octopus – Decorate Polar Bear Hat and Create Holly Seadragon – 1500

    Holly Seadragon – 1500

  131. Hey there! I already got the Christmas update and I saw you didn’t have some of the info yet, so I thought I would help give you a head start if you don’t have lists made already:

    There’s little picture Christmas cards available! When you go to take a picture, there is a little pulsing envelope that has a red card and holly in it. Selecting that bring you to a menu where your selected target appears in a little snowglobe. You can share them on social media or save them like any other picture. There’s 5 backgrounds, but 4 are locked. Abyssmas is the default [snowy with coralite in it], then Jolly Penguin [looks like iceburg/igloos on ice on top and ocean shown under it], O holy night [dark cityscape], Snowing town [bright sky, trees??, and a small house], and Nutcracker dreams [a few trees and a nutcracker dancing with a ballerina].

    The Christmas Gift Box is only accessible after you purchase the Arctic Train Dye. Each box seems to unlock past Christmas fish. You can either click on the box as it goes by the train or you can select “Get Gift” in the Event menu. And yes, it is a max of 3 per day that you can get.

    1.000A – Polar Bear Hat
    500 – Arctic Train Dye [if I remember correctly; I bought them before coming here]
    500 – Aurora Winter Ocean [I believe]

    300 – Holly Angelfish, Rudolph Mimic Tang, and Snowflake Cardinal
    900 – Rudolph Sea Pig (own 3 Holly Angelfish to unlock), Snowflake Boxfish (own 3 Rudolph Mimic Tangs to unlock), and Socks Seahorse (own 3 Snowflake Cardinals to unlock)

    I did not have enough candies to unlock more, so here are the qualifications to unlock each fish:
    Holy Seadragon – own 20 event fish
    Snowglobe Footballfish – own 30 event fish
    Holly Marlin – Own 5 Snowglobe Footballfish
    Snowflake Narwhal – own 40 event fish
    Rudolph Ray – Own 5 Snowglobe Turtle [I assume the turtle is a hidden fish??]
    Holly Shark – Own 5 Snowflake Narwhals
    Snowflake Shark – own 50 event fish
    Snowflake Whale – own all Christmas event fish (not including Snowflake Whale); there are 22 event fish available to get

  132. Hi! I’ve read through the guide and didn’t see this answer, hopefully someone can shed a bit of light.
    So I know the deal with the Marlin/Bonito fish and how to catch them. My question is can I still capture this Bonito during the Halloween event (or any other event for that matter). I know there was one of these “take a picture of [insert fish] swarming” unlocks during the last event so I wasn’t sure if during the events the normal fish (particularly Bonito) are still swarming. I just don’t want to sit here staring and waiting for something that may not happen. Also, thank you for this guide. I can’t say it enough.

    Tl;dr has anyone caught a Bonito during an active event?

    1. Events don’t block it; when the Star Striped Marlin was in the Fall event lots of people reported getting both “normal” picture fish before the Star Striped Marlin. I was wondering that too until people started noticing that.

      1. Thank you so much! I’ll keep an eye out for Bonito then! He’s all I’m missing so far. Thanks again!

  133. Hi! I got a game notification on my

    “No more fish? Cats will never be bored with delicious food”.

    Anyone know what this means in the game? I immediately opened the game and activated ‘Delicious Food’ but nothing happened.

    Thanks for any help, you’re such a help to our enjoyment of the game, Sir Tap Tap!

    1. It’s just one of their incredibly poorly worded “please buy the premium fish, isn’t it so cool and desirable” messages. It doesn’t mean anything. One of many reasons I just turn off the notifications…

      And thanks, so happy to help!

      1. Thanks for solving the mystery so quickly, Sir Tap Tap! Notification fish have been very rare for me over many months of play. It’s good to know that I didn’t miss anything important. Cheers!

    2. Hello, I got the Marlin and the Bonito during Halloween.
      it worked.
      but what was incredible was to see the star marlin of the fall event!!!! I took a picture just for the fun, because it didn’t unlock this fish anymore.
      Go on, you will get those two. It took me 2 weeks after getting the coral levels.

      1. Yeah it’s pretty cruel the star marlin still shows up during the halloween event…and doesn’t work of course. Congrats on the normal marlin and bonito though!

  134. Dear Mr Tap Tap,
    Are all corals created equally?
    STUCK at CW and feel like im making no progress

    1. No, the last 5 corals below the Star Horn Coral are uniquely bad. Honestly Coral vitality stops being relevant at Z vitality, it’s completely pointless where you are; only bother upgrading coral a few hundred at a time for the Coral of Life achievements.

      Craters, Fusion Fish, and casting all 3 skills as often as you can are about all that matters for Vitality.

    1. Not yet, just “early december”. They’ll probably announce it like a week before it ends

    1. Yeah, mentioned it in the updates section. It’s a bug in 1.5.1. It’s fixed in 1.5.2, which ads even worse bugs. But yeah it’s a sort of accidental preview of the christmas event.

      1. At least, the timer event bug got fixed (iOS) with 1.5.3. update released today 😊… I haven’t found new bugs yet 😊😋

    1. Pretty sure only the ones that duplicate the Vitality/gem achievements are missing, I omitted those on purpose

      1. Ow oki because i was looking for the last one all and didn’t find it but had the others and thought i could share them anyways to help
        you to complete the guide 🤷

    1. No idea, the last major bug they fixed took a couple days though (the infinite seaweed glitch)

        1. Not your fault, but people probably shouldn’t install that update unless they have the halloween cat; the event end timer is broken and you have to close the app every 10 minutes to keep it going…

          1. I agree, this timer bug is annoying 🙄… But I saw the warning on the Tap Tap Fish FB page too late 😕… (like many others, probably)
            They “promised” a correction for the timer bug in the next few days (iOS still) though. So lol, we’ll see 😉…

    1. I don’t have an update…bug from a beta-testing Christmas event? There were no reindeer fish last year so that’s new.

        1. Confirmed with some other people on Reddit, it’s a bug in the 1.5.1 update. It’s an event fish from the new christmas event. Your mimic tangs will probably be back to normal next fix then the real christmas tangs will come out early dec

          1. Less cool is all the other stuff they broke in that update, lol. The halloween cat no longer doubles candies.

  135. I’ve been playing for about two months and was having trouble getting the Bonito. I have both of the Marlins that unlock by taking pictures, but was never seeing the Bonito appear. I even have all of the notification fish, but no Bonito. Well, today I got it! I had just stored all of my fish and had put back only 5 fish. I have no idea if having the max number of fish on display was preventing the Bonitos from appearing or not. It may just be a coincidence, but if anyone is having the same problem, it might be worth a try.

    Thank you so much for this guide. You’ve made this game much more fun for me and less frustrating!

    1. The Bonito/etc can come even with a full tank (mine did), but reducing the fish count does make them easier to spot, which is why I point it out in the striped marlin guide. Glad you finally got ’em!

      Happy to help!

  136. I bought the Halloween cat and yet didnt receive the added bonus of having the event fish discounted… anyone else have this issue?

    1. It doesn’t discount the event fish, it discounts normal fish 30% and doubles candy earning. It’s needlessly confusing.

  137. I was thinking of starting a separate post on this site for a sort of “open thread” for people in the comments to talk about all manner of idle games (AbyssRium, My Oasis, A Girl Adrift, that sort of game). Would anyone be interested?

  138. I started playing just before the valentine’s event so I missed out on the 2016 halloween fish. I love them and want a respectable number and have been despairing over getting enough fusion materials. I downloaded nox and set up a macro to click candies like in your videos and accidentally had it click seaweed too, so of course I made another one clicking them all. I’m up to a whale’s worth already today! Hope this helps others 🙂 And if it’s already in your videos/guide, oops and sorry.

    1. I made a video about Nox App Player but most people never bother or deem it too complicated. I just sort of figured anyone willing to actually try it would figure it out themselves so I never dedicate too much to it. I guess I should at least do a video showing my favorite macros to use though.

  139. I am on the second day and want the axolotl, or “walking fish”, and the calendar isnt. Popping up

    1. The calendar goes by server time and is online-only. You’ll probably get it in a few hours or possibly 24 hours after the last time you got the reward.

  140. Okay, so I’ve read in the comments that someone tried to uninstall the game and restore it from the cloud and thirty minutes later they got the Striped Marlin. I tried this and it worked for me, too! Maybe it was just luck but it could be that this method works.

    1. Hm, I’ll ask if anyone on Reddit is brave enough to help test that. Thanks for the possible confirm, not something I’d like to suggest but I guess if it helps people get it…

  141. Hello SirTapTap! First, thanks for your wonderful guide. I wouldn’t be as far along in the game if not for you and the other commenters in the posts.
    My question…I haven’t seen the treasure chest in several days. Is anyone else experiencing this?
    Thanks for any feedback!!

    1. lol my treasure chest went AWOL riiiight when I figured out you needed to take photos of it for a hidden fish. I think it was gone for a day or two and then it was back? At least to me it seems to spawn a ton when I don’t want it, and then I don’t see it for awhile.

    2. Glad it’s helped!
      That just seems to happen sometimes. The chest is online-only and all online features are flaky. Close the game and try again with a good internet connection, should show up within 10-15 minutes tops

  142. Hi Sir Tap Tap — thanks for all your help! You have made my first month of play MUCH MORE FUN (I just sent you some money on PayPal) and with your guidance I got my starlins and marlin and many hidden fish. Also if you’re keeping track (since I assume they tweak it): I play the free tiny luck shell all the time. Mostly I get vitality, gems or pearls. In a month I’ve gotten 44 past event fish — primarily Easter/spring, some Valentines, and a few Christmas. The coolest things are a penguin, pink jellyfish, a polar bear, and two snowflake whales. So for me it’s been worth it.

    Today’s question — I cannot seem to get the Mahi Mahi and it seems so straightforward. First I tried cheating by using the world clock to set it ahead and wait for “midnight”; I did this twice, open and close 10x, no mahi mahi. So last night I waited up till 12 am and opened and closed the app 10 times. Still no mahi mahi. Embarrassed to ask: literally all I need to do is open the app at 12 am, and then carefully close it and reopen it 10 times before 12:01, yes? By pushing the home button on my iPhone? Do you know if leaving my phone plugged in and running overnight with the app open will count toward ten nights? I need to figure this out so I can get the mahi mahi and the 4am one. Thanks.

    1. Thanks a lot! Always happy to help.

      Mahi Mahi is just buggy garbage. Has been for over a year. People usually just get it totally randomly at times no where near 12 AM. I’d pester the devs on Facebook with a direct message just so they know it’s still buggy garbage ( https://facebook.com/abysssaga ). But yeah, you’re pretty much doing it right, fake the clock to midnight, open the app, hit home, repeat x10. I didn’t get it after that but I did get it the day after.

  143. Filed a DMCA claim against the site that stole my stuff. Their email is [email protected] if you want to tell them what you think about stealing my stuff and throwing thousands of ads all over it.

  144. I can’t get the whale shark and the red weedy sea dragon no matter what I do. First of all I don’t get the notification any more, I tried cheating the clock and even waiting 31 minutes, no notification. I already own the coral required. As I opened it after 31 minutes, it didn’t unlock them either. Please help

    1. Keep trying with the forcing clock forward method, there’s only a *chance* every 31 minutes. Don’t wait for a notification, just open the app after moving the clock.

        1. That many?! Eesh, but glad it worked! I’ll note that as a potential amount of tries it can take, the odds seem to be pretty low for the Whale Shark.

    1. They seem to on some of the “articles”.

      Also I discovered their trick with help from FarmerLesbian on reddit…it’s the guide, but they ran it through google translate then back to english…that’s why it’s terrible english.

  145. sir you need to update the max level of skills, my song of the moon is more than 11 now
    thanks for this detailed guide btw
    i appreciate your kind work

    1. Not sure what you mean, the skill section has had the info on level 21 for a long time now. I don’t see anywhere referencing the old cap

  146. Oh my lord. I waited all of the fall event to get the star marlins (I still don’t even have the regular marlin after about two months of having the coral needed). Now that it’s the Halloween event, they finally showed up. Wowowoowowowowow. I’m shook. It won’t let me upload a photo because I’m on my phone. But I swear it happened. Any knowledge on how I can get the star marlin or am I screwed?

      1. To this end, my mother started playing two days before the end of the fall event, and hasn’t yet updated to the Halloween event. She’s taken dozens of pictures of the starlins over the last 3 days, but hasn’t been able to unlock them. I’m honestly not sure if she’s got it focused correctly or not, but have you heard anything about unlocks not working with the underground fall event? Do you think a message to the devs would be worth the keystrokes?

        1. Can’t know until you try, though I’d just say she “didn’t get the halloween update” not that she’s deliberately not updating. I’m 99% sure I’ve heard of someone getting the starlin while holding off though.

          Do double check that they’re not actually in the list though–I’ve heard that rarely people get unlocks without the popup. But if they keep spawning, I would assume they’re not–they stop spawning after they’re unlocked.

          1. Do you think they would push the halloween update to her with the starlin fix though? She likes the fall fish, but halloween isn’t her thing lol

          2. Just don’t update to the Halloween edition then. That way you keep the Fall Event on the game.

          3. I doubt they can fix anything fall-wise, officially I think it’s over. I just think they should be aware and maybe there’s some common bug. I’ve heard all sorts of failed photo fish stories though

          4. Well, she just got it! She finally stored the octopus she was using the look high above the reef. Seems like it was just a focus thing. 🙂

          5. Ah, glad she got it! I really wish they wouldn’t compound factors like that. If you see the marlins you should just get ’em…so many stories of people not getting them. Phone crashed, they only noticed as they were leaving, panicked, didn’t know they had to focus on them…

  147. I’m pretty new to this game, and I’m wondering how to get the seaweed, urchins, clams, etc? I want to unlock some event fish but I’m lost as to how to get the resources. Can anyone help?

    1. You mean if you buy the $Premium fish? Yeah it’s always been like that. I usually just don’t mention that so people don’t get confused and buy it thinking it IS necessary. No matter how clearly I word things someone always gets confused…omitting confusing information is also a kind of informing.

      Thanks for the tip though, I do appreciate esoteric info like that!

      1. I’ve never bought a premium fish before so i was like, why is this Halloween whale almost unlocked?? But it’s the same concept as fusion fish counting towards 1000yo whale i guess

        1. Wait, they do?! That’s news to me if so, that makes it drastically easier. I got it before the fusion fish came out so I never got to test

      2. Mm yea so, yknow how in this guide you say getting Halloween fusion fish takes away from the max fish count, that’s true but for regular fusion fish you can still get 1000y progress. After i unlock the bonito i can make sure this info is correct (i just need more kelp cuz i made as many otters as i could lol)

        1. Fusion doesn’t affect 10k whale progress because it’s impossible to fuse your last of a species of fish

  148. May I ask for some clarification regarding the Legendary Mola Mola? Do you know whether it counts as ‘vitality taps’ if we’re getting event items instead of vitality at the moment? Secondarily, do you think we need the update in order to be able to unlock it? I was going to skip out on the Halloween event because I have the feeblest possible tolerance for spooky stuff, such a wimp, but I do want that Mola Mola. 😡

    1. Heart tap and candy tap are the same exact thing for any unlock conditions. And yes I’m quite sure you’d need the halloween update.

      You won’t actually see almost any of the Halloween stuff unless you buy it. I’d definitely update for the Mola Mola and to be able to keep tapping candy for the next event if nothing else.

  149. The star striped marlins finally showed up… but the event is over so I was unable to unlock them. *cries*

    1. Someone else reported they saw it AFTER the halloween update started…that’s just cruel. I’m not sure what to make of it though, did anything happen when you took a picture of it?

        1. You can’t have the Halloween update and get the star marlin, yeah. If you can install a fall even APK (1.4.9) then it’ll work

    1. Why? The fusion fish? It’s a pretty good event otherwise. Fall Event had much better prices though. But this is still better than the anniversary event…even if you get all the 2016 fusion fish

  150. I have abyssrium on my android table but I would like to download the app on my PC as well. Since I already have it on my tablet google play wont allow me to download it on my PC. Would you know any way to get this done?

  151. I have tapped the candy way more than 500 times and watched the video more than 15 times and I can’t get these last two fish. Have tried restarting. Any thoughts? Thx!

    1. TBH you’re probably just doomed on the Starlin, the event is ending this week whenever the Halloween event hits for you. You can message the devs on facebook if only to help encourage them to never do this truly awful garbage ever again.
      The counter for the tapping leaves should go up immediately if you’re tapping the right fish, make sure it’s the right ray.

      1. Thanks. Sorry, I meant the Halloween candies. But I just reread and realized I have to tap Ghost jellyfish candies, not just candies. Will try again. Thanks as always.

        1. Ohhh I thought you meant the fall stuff. Plenty of time for Halloween. Yeah only ghost jellyfish count (the plus side of this is having only jellyfish out is actually the ideal way to farm candy!).

          As for the ads, 15 is more than it sounds like. Takes 7.5 hours plus the time to watch the ads even if you keep perfect track. You can force your clock forward to watch them as fast as you want though. It’s what I did since I wanted a video out as soon as possible.

  152. With the Halloween update I got the Legendary Sun Fish by tapping Sun fish vitality 100x so it is the same as before 😊😊😊! – fb Sarai Gil

    1. Congrats and thanks! WAs wondering if it unlocked or was just for people who had it before

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