Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Halloween Tank Event Guide (2019)

AbyssRium Halloween Tank Event Guide
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This is a guide for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium, with only the Halloween Tank Event information. Updated for 2019! See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information. Feel free to add any of my guides to your homescreen for easy access, and offline loading of guides you’ve used (on supported devices)!

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2019-11-05: A patch added Halloween-themed Expand items to the Main tank, along with the Greek Event. If you don’t have the greek event update yet you won’t see it.

2019-10-18: A patch was released that fixed a vitality curve issue in the halloween event to make the event easier, and reduced the 2019 Jellyfish and Seahorse requirements. The guide has been updated to reflect this.

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2019-10-15: All new halloween event hidden fish found! They’re in a pretty nice table, I might fancy up the older hidden fish into tables later on. Video Guide added.

2019-10-14: Get s p o o k e d the update is releasing on slow rollout! See the new fish here. There’s also a new set of “hiding fish” in the space event.

BTW, for those having trouble with Facebook cloud saves or trying to transfer saves between Android and iOS (either way), check this reddit post out.

It is a slow rollout and will take you a while to get. Despite literally every single update AbyssRium has ever done rolling out in the same (stupid) fashion I still get spammed every time it updates about this. Please don’t ask about it.

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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.

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.

New Event Style

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

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

Quest

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

Crab

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

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

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

Fish

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

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

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

Magic

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

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

Idle Vitality Is King

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

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

Halloween Event (2019) Event Stats

Start Date: 2019-10-16
End Date: 2018-11-16*
*End dates are roughly estimated; events last around a month. Event Tanks don’t entirely close, however, you’ll just need to watch an ad (30 minutes access) or pay pearls (1-7 days access) to enter. No progress will be lost at the ‘end’ of the event.

New Fish: 15
Total Fish: 73
IAP Fish: 3 IAP fish total, 1 new.
Total Cost: Not an easy nor particularly relevant metric for Tank events. Costs and income rise infinitely, there is no longer a cap on production.

General Event Info

Events slowly rollout (every time, yes it sucks), so don’t panic if you don’t get it. Expect it by the end of the week after it first starts rolling out.

We never know when the events end until less than a week before they do, they’re usually at least 4 weeks long though.

Currency from prior events will be preserved (but invisible) for later events, so feel free to save up.

See here for how to use Nox Player to automatically collect event currency on a PC/Mac so you don’t have to destroy your fingers.

Hidden Fish

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

I’ve split the fish unlocks out per year, since there’s too many to list in one go and many players may have them unlocked from prior years’ events anyway.

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

Halloween 2017 Normal Fish
  • Mummy Mahi Mahi
    • Own 33 event fish!
      • Most people that can’t unlock it overlook this requirement, it’s listed under the lock on the right side of the fish list because the devs don’t know how to design UI
      • Note that for non-hidden fish, nothing pops up saying you’ve unlocked it
    • Take a picture of the #1 Tombstone
      • They’re NOT numbered, but this is one of the two in the front
      • You will not get a pop up confirming it worked, since this is NOT a hidden fish.
  • Devil Boxfish
    • If you don’t get this one, you probably forgot to tap on the Witch’s Pot to focus the camera on it. All camera unlocks require focusing on the target.

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

Halloween (2018) Normal Fish

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

  • Pumpkin Blobfish
    • Own 3 Bone Fish
      • All of these unlocks only count new fish in the Halloween Coralite
  • Reaper Seapig
    • Take photo of Devil Boxfish
    • Own Weeping Tree (unlock via Quest)
  • Pumpkin Nautilus
    • Level 500 Weeping Tree
    • Own 5 Football Fish
  • Vampire Seahorse
    • Take photo of Ghost Seahorse
    • Own 5 Nautilus
      • These sort of unlocks seem to require X amount of any Halloween fish, inside the Halloween Coralite map
  • Pumpkin Octopus
    • Own Hungry Coffin
    • Own 5 Seahorse
  • Knight Octopus
    • Own Hungry Coffin
    • Own 5 Seahorse
  • Reaper Jellyfish
    • Take photo of Death Squid
    • Own 5 Squid
  • Franken Sunfish
    • Own Witch’s Den
    • Own 5 Ray
  • Mummy Shark
    • Own Witch’s Den
    • Own 5 Sunfish
  • Lamp Narwhal
    • Level 900 Witch’s Den
    • Share a photo of Mummy Shark
  • Halloween Kraken
    • Own 5 Halloween Whale
      • That is, 5 fish called Halloween Whale, not 5 types of whales
    • Own 170 total Halloween Fish
    • Own 39 different kinds of Halloween Fish

Fall 2017 Event Fish

For some reason the Fall 2017 fish are extremely high level hidden unlocks. Thanks to the Subreddit for finding these. You will probably get most of the actual halloween fish long before you can start unlocking these.

  • Star Sickle Fish
    • Collect candy from Whales 5 times
    • Take 5 pictures of the 4th tombstone
  • Fall forest fairy fish
    • Dubious laboratory level 1000
    • Acquire 5 bone dolphins
    • Acquire 5 vampire manta rays
  • Fall forest football fish 
    • Own 3 Fall Forest Fairy Fish
    • Collect candy from the Star Sickle Fish 5 times
  • Fall forest dumbo octopus
    •  Level 3000 Hungry Coffin
    • Collect candy from a dolphin 20 times
    • Collect candy from the Fall Forest Football Fish 5 times
  • Light jellyfish
    • Own 5 fall forest dumbo octopus
    • Collect candy 150 times from jellyfish
    • Share a photo of the Witch’s den
  • Star striped marlin
    • Take 10 pictures while activating Halloween Moon Night skill
      • Costs 300 pearls
        • To avoid wasting even more pearls, do the following unlocks at the same time:
          • Take 30 photos
          • Take 5 photos of the Fall Forest Football Fish
    • Collect candy 200 times from jellyfish
    • Riddle Jack O’ Lantern level 4000
  • Star turtle 
    • Collect candies from turtles 300 times
    • Take 10 pictures while activating Spookies Parade skill
      • Another 300 pearl waste…
        • To avoid wasting even more pearls, do the following as well while using the skill:
          • Take 5 photos of the Fall Forest Manta Ray
          • Take 5 photos of the Star striped marlin
          • Take 30 pictures
    • Dubious laboratory level 6000
  • Star Dolphin 
    • Take 30 pictures while activating Halloween Moon Night skill
    • Collect candy 300x from dolphins
    • Own 5 star turtles
  • Star Ray  
      • Own 5 Star Dolphins
      • Collect candy 300x from rays.
  • Fall Forest Ray 
    • Trick or Treat level 20
    • Collect Candy 50 times from Light jellyfish
    • Take 5 photos of the Fall Forest Football Fish while activating Halloween Moon Night skill
  • Star ocean sunfish 
    • Acquire 5 Star Rays
    • Take 5 photos of the Star striped marlin while activating Spookies parade
    • Collect Candy 100x from sunfish
  • Fall forest narwhal
    •  Collect candy 100x from narwhals
    • Acquire 5 Fall Forest Manta Rays
    • Acquire 5 Lamp Narwhals
  • Star whale 
    • Collect candy 100x from whales
    • Acquire 5 Star Sunfish
    • Take 5 photos of Star Turtles while activating Halloween Moon Night skill
  • Fall forest whale
    • Take 5 photos of the Fall Forest Manta Ray while activating Spookies Parade
    • Acquire 5 Fall Forest Narwhals
    • Collect Candy 100x from sharks

Halloween 2018 Hidden Fish

  • Wizard Frog
    • Get Trick or Treat level 5 (upgrade with Gems in Magic Tab)
      • This costs a couple thousand gems, but you get them back by completing the Quests so it’s not too bad
    • Use Trick or Treat 50 times (!!!)
      • Yes, watching ads to reset the skill counts
    • Take 5 photos of “Tombstone #2”
      • Just take 5 pictures of all 4 tombstones you have to do that for other unlocks anyway, it does not matter which one is which
  • Zombie Piranha
    • Tap Jellyfish candy 50 times
    • Take 5 pictures of the 3rd Tombstone
      • Again just take pictures of all of them
    • Own 5 Jellyfish
  • Vampire Penguin
    • Collect candies from Wizard Frog 10 times
    • Use Trick or Treat 200 times
    • Take 5 photos of Tombstone number 2 (right behind)
  • Witchhouse Football Fish
    • Complete Witch’s Castle quest (finish all other quests)
    • Own 56 Halloween fish
    • Max of 1
  • Snowy Owl
    • Complete the Snowy Owl quest below

Halloween 2019 Event Hidden Fish

Please note the 3 magic skills you get a 48 hour free trial for at the start, and then it will appear (for a day) there is no free trial. Don’t panic! The free trials become available a day after they run out, so you don’t have to spend pearls for any unlocks. Gems, however…

Hidden FishUnlocks
Bone ButterflyComplete A Lost Snowy Owl quest
Level 4200 Witch's Den
Pot PufferOwn 5 Bone Butterflies
Slime Sea SlugLevel 21 Trick or Treat
Own 209 Halloween Tank Fish
Knight Football FishTap bubbles 150 times from any fish with "football" in the name in the Halloween tank (this may take way over 150, these are always buggy)
Level 6850 Witch's Den
Halloween Cookie CrabPlace 3 Knight Football Fish in the Saltwater Tank (Manage Fish button)
Take a photo of Slime Sea Slug with the Rose of Darkness magic active
Pumpkin SeahorseOwn 20 Halloween Tank Seahorses
Own 238 Halloween Tank fish
Wizard CuttlefishLevel 8630 Witch's Den
Own 5 Pumpkin Seahorses
Witch JellyfishTake a photo of Wizard Cuttlefish with Halloween Moon Night magic active
Own 30 Halloween Tank Jellyfish
Witch MarlinBuy Witches Forest
Place 5 Witch Jellyfish in Saltwater tank
Own 300 Halloween Tank Fish
Wizard OtterLevel 6930 Witch's Forest
Use Trick or Treat 250 times total
Activate 3 Magic skills simultaneously
Bone Monk SealOwn 10 Bone Dolphins
Own 10 Bone Whales
Place 5 Witch Marlins in the Saltwater tank
Witch SharkPlace 5 Witch Marlin in the Saltwater tank
Own 344 Halloween Tank Fish total
Mummy CrocodileLevel 30 Trick or Treat (ouch!)
Take a photo of Witch's House Footballfish with Rose of Darkness on
Own 5 Bone Seals
Witches Forest WhaleLevel 3600 Wizard's Castle
Take a photo of Snowy Owl with Spookies Parade magic active
Own 5 Mummy Crocodile
Fenrir

Complete all quests
Own 71 types of Halloween fish (all but the paid ones and this)
1 Max
Purchased with vitality
Halloween Tank Premium Fish

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

  • Little Witch
    • $10 IAP
    • Bought in Halloween map
    • Benefits the Halloween Event
  • Ugly Octopus Trio
    • $10 IAP
    • Bought in Halloween map
    • Benefits the Halloween Event
  • Baby Wolf
    • $10 IAP
    • Bought in Halloween Tank
    • Double candy earnings
    • Not required for any unlocks

Halloween Event Quests

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

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

Halloween 2018 Quests

Witch’s Pot Quest

Unlocks Weeping Tree

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

Unlocks Hungry Coffin

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

Unlocks Riddle Jack O’ Lantern

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

Unlocks Dubious Laboratory

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

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

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

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

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

Unlocks the Hedwig Snowy Owl fish

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

Halloween Event 2019 Quests

If you played the Halloween Tank before, the quests from before will stay completed, but many of these unlock conditions for new quests will have to be done again even if you, say, already created 5 Snowy Owls.

Big thanks to Farmerlesbian as always for compiling these!

Quest
Unlock
Requirements
A Magic PotionCreate 1 Bone Butterfly
Changes background designCreate 5 Snowy Owl
Take 1 photo of Pot Puffer
Reach 60,000 total building levels
TradingReach 5.000 BA vitality
Unlock Witch's ForestOwn 3 Knight Footballfish
Own 62 types of Halloween event fish
Take 1 photo of Witch Jellyfish
Advice from the Wizard OtterReach 500.000 BT Candy
Unlock Wizard's CastleReach Level 25 Trick or Treat
Reach 120,000 total building levels
Create 5 Witch Sharks
The Tree of the Witches Forest WhaleReach 10.000CG vitality
Required for FenrirOwn 68 kinds of Halloween Event fish
Create 1 Witches Forest Whale
150,000 total building levels

Halloween Tank Video Guides

2018 Guide

This one is a little outdated but all the fish and event unlocks are correct. Some of the balancing I discuss has been redone.

 

2019 Guide

All the new fish are in this video. There’s too many fish for one video.

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