A Complete Strategy Guide to 'Fish Tycoon'

Raise and sell fish to protect the island of Isola

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"Fish Tycoon" is a relatively simple game, as simulation games go, but it is addictive and suitable for older children and some adults. Your goal in the game is to breed seven magic fish that once swam in the lagoon of Isola. You are in charge of a real-time fish store. Although you start the game with only a few fish, you play your way to two tanks of full of fish. You buy supplies, breed the fish, and sell them for cash. Knowing a few tricks of the game makes breeding and raising the fish easier and—in some cases—faster.

When you crossbreed fish to come up with the seven magic fish, a genetic puzzle is solved, and Isola is restored to its fishy glory.

Get Rid of Sick Fish

If you do not have a lot of cash, which is common at the beginning of the game, buying medicine for a sick fish is not the best choice. If you can recreate the breed with other fish in the tank, send the sick fish to the trash and make another one.

Watch Out for Tank Limits

Fish tanks can only hold 20 fish. If a pregnant fish has a baby in a tank with 20 fish, the baby disappears.

Make the Best First Purchase

Supplies are difficult to buy starting out. It gets easier after you find a breed that earns you $40 or more for each sale. The first supply to work on buying is the Fish Environment. Without it, many baby fish die.

Follow This Breeding Tip

Before you research the Fish Environment, breed fish that look alike. This way, you won't waste your time breeding fish that die.

Record the 'Fish Tycoon' Breed Combinations

Take notes on the type of fish you get when you breed two fish. By keeping track of combinations, you will find it easier to find the magic fish. To see which two fish created a breed, put a fish in the isolation tank and click on the Species button.