Step by step guide to get started successfully: Drop the starter eggs into Tank 1. Go to the supplies area and buy some common eggs for $160. Drop them into Tank 1 and wait for them to hatch. If you want them to grow up quickly, you can set the game speed to fast, but you'll have to check your fish often to make sure that they are fed. They will grow up in less than 2 hours. Once they are adults, try to find two fish EXACTLY the same. You can breed them successfully. Their babies will not lose health and die. If you can't find two fish exactly alike, choose two fish that are very similar (the same type of fish - for example Spotanus or Beta). If you breed these, even though their fins might be different, they will probably live to be adults. If you don't get any fish similar enough to breed successfully, you can always start a new game and try again. It's important not to cross breed species early in the game, because they will die and you won't have any money to buy more eggs. If any of your fish get sick early in the game, you should probably not spend money on medicine until you have extra money. Once your new fish are grown up, you should move them to the selling tank (Tank $), and click the Sell Fish button. You will see the store screen. When a customer buys one of your fish the species, picture and price of that fish will be displayed in the information area below the store. Keep breeding fish as described above until you have enough money to buy a second tank. Tank 2 will give you more room to breed fish and you will make money faster. Drag some of your fish to Tank 2 and keep breeding the same fish to make enough money to research tank improvements. Remember to keep making money by breeding fish and selling them. Once you have made enough money to research Fish Environment, you will be able to breed more expensive species of fish. Magic Fish Combos: #1. Greenfin Spotanus- Magical Fish of Fertility Twin-Fin Spotanus + Spined Spotanus #2. Speckled Leaffish - Magical Fish of Sustenance Stubby Pigmy + Greenfin Comet Orange Stickfish + Twin-Fin Beta Orange Spotanus + Twin-Fin Fruitfish Crimson Comet + Flagged Bananafish Oriental Goldbulb + Finless Quicksilver Spined Fruitfish + greenfin Spotanus Orange Grouper + Twin-Fin Beta #3. Crimson Comet - Magical Fish of Curing Speckled Stickfish + Orange Goldbulb Oriental Fruitfish + Speckled Carp Speckled Stickfish + Oriental Goldbulb Orange Fatfish + Speckled Leaffish Crimson Leaffish + Crimson Fruitfish Pink Beta + Flagged Gold Shark Greenfin Leaffish + Hornet Flashfish Twin-Fin Beta + Wasp Goldshark Twin-Fin Pigmy + Wasp Goldshark Oriental Goldbulb + Speckled Grouper #4. Oriental Goldbulb - Magical Fish of Growth Crimson Comet + Orange Goldbulb Spined Leaffish + Wasp Gold Shark Speckled Leaffish + Snubbed Fire-Arrow Golden Goldbulb + Orange Goldbulb Speckled Leaffish + Pink Goldshark Greenfin Leaffish + Fanned Fire-Arrow Flagged Leaffish + Tiger Goldshark Crimson Grouper + Canary Fire-Arrow Spined Grouper + Canary Fire-Arrow Canary Goldshark + Spined Carp #5. Orange Snooper - Magical Fish of Health Fanned Stickfish + Stubby Fruitfish Golden Arrowfish + Canary Fruitfish Orange Fruitfish + Orange Snout #6. Wasp Grouper - Magical Fish of Mutation Oriental Goldbulb + Pink Pigmy Orange Beta + Pink Comet Oriental Goldbulb + Pink Beta #7. Canary Fire-Arrow - Golden Guppy of Isola Crimson Comet + Fanned Fatfish Golden snooper + Canary Fatfish Orange Snooper + Hornet Flashfish Tiger Stickfish + Speckled Arrowfish Orange Fruitfish + Canary Fire-Arrow Submitted by Lefty805 Below is a list of fish needed for breeding all magical fish using the steps below. In some cases, you may be able to eliminate one or more breeding steps if you get the following fish from eggs, so keep your eyes peeled for them as you play: ARROWFISH, Golden (Golden Arrowfish) BANANAFISH, Flagged (Flagged Bananafish) BETA, Golden (Golden Beta) BETA, Greenfin (Greenfin Beta) BETA, Orange (Orange Beta) BETA, Pink (Pink Beta) BETA, Silky (Silky Beta) BETA, Spined (Spined Beta) – Not required if you get a Greenfin Beta first BETA, Twin-Fin (Twin-Fin Beta) – Not required if you get a Greenfin Beta first FATFISH, Fanned (Fanned Fatfish) FATFISH, Hornet (Hornet Fatfish) FATFISH, Silky (Silky Fatfish) FATFISH, Twin-Fin (Twin-Fin Fatfish) FRUITFISH, Canary (Canary Fruitfish) FRUITFISH, Hornet (Hornet Fruitfish) FRUITFISH, Pink (Pink Fruitfish) FRUITFISH, Silky (Silky Fruitfish) FRUITFISH, Twin-Fin (Twin-Fin Fruitfish) GOLDBULB, Golden (Golden Goldbulb) GOLDSHARK, Golden (Golden Goldshark) GOLDSHARK, Hornet (Hornet Goldshark) GOLDSHARK, Pink (Pink Goldshark) GOLDSHARK, Tiger (Tiger Goldshark) LEAFFISH, Canary (Canary Leaffish) LEAFFISH, Flagged (Flagged Leaffish) SHARK, Pink (Pink Shark) SHARK, Orange (Orange Shark) – Not required if you get a Pink Shark first SHARK, Silky (Silky Shark) SHARK, Twin-Fin (Twin-Fin Shark) SNOUT, Canary (Canary Snout) SNOUT, Pink (Pink Snout) SPOTANUS, Twin-Fin (Twin-Fin Spotanus) STICKFISH, Pink (Pink Stickfish) STICKFISH, Spined (Spined Stickfish) STICKFISH, Twin-Fin (Twin-Fin Stickfish) Additional game-play tips: (1) There is nothing to do but wait for fish that you can only get by purchasing eggs. This is, by far, the hardest (and sometimes most frustrating) part of the game… the waiting. Frankly, the having to wait for certain fish via eggs is true no matter which route you follow to get the magical fish. So, you’ll just have to be patient. If you can’t be patient (sometimes waiting over a period of several days), this is not the game for you. You may have to purchase eggs dozens of times, in fact, before you get a single fish that you need. In order to keep purchasing eggs, you’ll need to breed and sell other fish. Get rid of any fish that you don’t need, since they’ll just be wasting space, otherwise. Keep experimenting with breeding until you get a fish that sells for around $20-$30. For instance, you can breed a ton of Golden Goldbulbs (Greenfin Fatfish + Pink Beta), which sell for about $33 each. Even better, a Speckled Leaffish (Twin-Fin Fruitfish + Orange Spotanus) sells for about $51. Doing this will allow you to keep buying the eggs that you will require. Again, there isn’t any way around this. Uhhhh. Unless you go to changing hex values, of course, but I'm not getting into that here. (2) Don’t spend every last dime on eggs; reserve about $100 for medicines. Breed more and build up your cash. If you spend all of your cash, you won’t be able to purchase medicine to cure sick fish. If certain fish die, you may have a devil of a time figuring out how to breed them again, since the game does not keep track of what you’ve bred once that species has sold and/or died. (3) Once you begin breeding magic fish, don’t waste too much time on raising and selling other fish. Raise a ton of the magic fish, instead. The magic fish sell for big bucks and attract tons of customers. Also, when you’re only keeping magic fish as breeders, you won’t take up so much room in your tanks with less-profitable fish. You’ll want to re-set the default prices of your magic fish before you sell them. Here are low-end prices (if you keep them low-end, you’ll sell more and you’ll sell quickly): a. Greenfin Spotanus: $48 - $51 b. Speckled Leaffish: $100 - $125 c. Crimson Comet: $100 - $125 d. Oriental Goldbulb: $100 - $125 e. Orange Snooper: $85 - $95 f. Wasp Grouper: $120 - $130 g. Canary Fire-Arrow: $250 - $275 (4) You’ll probably want to keep two of every magical fish once you’ve got them, so that you can continue to breed them. If you sell all (or all but one), you’ll have to follow the whole breeding process again in order to breed magical fish for big bucks. (5) The aerator, the heater, the snail, the seahorse, and the magical plants can make a significant difference in the health of your fish. They’re worth purchasing. (6) Once you’ve got the sixth magic fish (Wasp Grouper), make certain that you don’t leave it in a tank where you are attempting to breed specific fish. The Wasp Grouper is the Magic Fish of Mutation, remember, so if he’s in the tank with your pregnant fish, you will not get the babies that you’re expecting from your pregnant fish. (7) The most difficult aspect of this game, other than figuring out the breeding combinations and the waiting factor, is obtaining your research. I suggest stacking up your money and purchasing all of your research (food, environment, and advertising) before attempting magical fish (past the second one, anyway). Otherwise, the fish that you need to breed to make the magical fish will not survive in your tanks. I really believe that getting your research out the way before attempting a bunch of fancy breeding is key in this game. (8) Purchasing a second tank allows for mass-breeding, which leads to more money. Each tank holds only 21 fish. (9) Isola fish never die of old age (supposedly, anyway). The age of a fish isn’t years; it’s more like the age in hours. (10) The music that seems so random apparently corresponds to an event occurring with your fish. It could be a pregnant fish giving birth, eggs hatching, a disease striking, starvation occurring, or a death occurring. In some cases, it seems that none of these factors applies and that the music is indicating age progression. If none of these explanations applies, then the music must be just random. (11) The weird “squeaky-swishing” sound that occurs sporadically seems to just be the fish swimming around and does not seem to indicate an event of any kind. (12) If you absolutely, positively cannot wait around for fish to hatch/grow, etc. , then go to “Control Panel” (on a PC), then “Date and Time” and set your computer’s time ahead. With the game on 2x speed, setting the clock ahead 2 hours works great. A game set at normal speed would probably require a clock setting of 3-4 hours ahead. Setting the computer clock back seems to have no affect on the fish whatsoever. WARNING: Be certain that you don’t have any sick/unhealthy/unfed fish before you set your computer’s clock ahead. If you do have sick/unhealthy/unfed fish, they’ll probably be dead once you set the clock ahead. You will NOT be able to recover those fish by setting the clock back again. GREENFIN SPOTANUS (MAGIC FISH #1) You should get this fish right away, after you place your eggs into a tank for the first time and they grow to adulthood. SPECKLED LEAFFISH (MAGIC FISH #2) (1) Breed a Twin-Fin Shark with a Twin-Fin Fruitfish. Both of these fish will, at some point, be born in your tank if you regularly buy eggs (the cheapest eggs will usually produce both of these fish). (2) From Step One, you will get a Twin-Fin Fatfish. Breed the Twin-Fin Fatfish with a Silky Beta. A Silky Beta will, at some point, be born in your tank if you regularly buy eggs (the cheapest eggs will usually produce this fish). (3) Breed a Twin-Fin Spotanus with a Greenfin Beta. Both of these fish will, at some point, be born in your tank if you regularly buy eggs (the cheapest eggs usually produce both of these fish). **If you can’t get a Greenfin Beta from eggs, breed a Twin-Fin Beta with a Spined Beta in order to get one. (4) From Step Two and Step Three, you will get a Golden Goldbulb and a Flagged Bananafish. Breed them together to get the Speckled Leaffish – Magical Fish of Sustenance. *Note: DO NOT SELL the Golden Goldbulb, the Silky Beta, the Twin-Fin Fruitfish, the Twin-Fin Spotanus, the Twin-Fin Fatfish, the Twin-Fin Shark, or the Greenfin Beta. You will need all of these for the next magic breedings. You will need only one of each of these breeds. If you have extras, you can sell them. CRIMSON COMET (MAGIC FISH #3) (1) Breed a Silky Beta (saved from magic breeding #2) and an Orange Beta. Eggs will eventually produce the Orange Beta (experiment with both the cheapest eggs and the mid-priced eggs). (2) From Step One, you will get a Pink Beta. Breed the Pink Beta with a Twin-Fin Fruitfish (saved from magic breeding #2). (3) From Step Two, you will get a Spined Stickfish. Breed the Spined Stickfish with a Golden Goldbulb (saved from magic breeding #2) to get the Crimson Comet – Magical Fish of Curing. *Note: DO NOT SELL the Orange Beta, the Pink Beta, or the Silky Beta. You should also still have the Twin-Fin Spotanus, the Twin-Fin Fatfish, the Twin-Fin Shark, and the Greenfin Beta from magic breeding #2. You will need all of these breeds for future magic breeding. You will need only one of each of these breeds. If you have extras, you can sell them. ORIENTAL GOLDBULB (MAGIC FISH #4) (1) Breed an Orange Beta (saved from magic breeding #3) with a Silky Shark. Eggs will eventually produce a Silky Shark (the cheapest eggs will usually produce this fish). (2) Breed a Silky Shark (used in Step One) with a Silky Beta (saved from magic breeding #3). (3) From Step One, you will get a Pink Fruitfish. Breed the Pink Fruitfish with a Silky Shark (used in Steps One and Two). (4) Breed a Twin-Fin Spotanus (saved from magic breeding #2) and a Twin-Fin Fatfish (saved from magic breeding #2). (5) From Step Two, you will get a Silky Fruitfish. From Step Three, you will get a Hornet Fatfish. Breed the Silky Fruitfish with the Hornet Fatfish. (6) From Step Four, you will get a Twin-Fin Stickfish. Breed the Twin-Fin Stickfish with a Greenfin Beta (saved from magic breeding #2). (7) From Step Five, you will get a Tiger Goldshark. From Step Six, you will get a Flagged Leaffish. Breed the Tiger Goldshark with the Flagged Leaffish to get the Oriental Goldbulb – Magical Fish of Growth. *Note: DO NOT SELL the Silky Shark, the Pink Fruitfish, the Twin-Fin Stickfish, the Greenfin Beta, the Hornet Fatfish, or the Silky Fruitfish. You should also still have the Twin-Fin Shark from magic breeding #2 and the Pink Beta from magic breeding #3. You will need only one of each of these breeds. If you have extras, you can sell them. ORANGE SNOOPER (MAGIC FISH #5) (1) Breed a Silky Shark (saved from magic breeding #4) with a Twin-Fin Stickfish (saved from magic breeding #4). (2) Breed a Pink Fruitfish (saved from magic breeding #4) with a Pink Beta (saved from magic breeding #3). (3) Breed a Pink Beta (used in Step Two) with a Greenfin Beta (saved from magic breeding #4). (4) From Step One, you will get a Golden Goldshark. Breed the Golden Goldshark with a Pink Shark. You should probably get a Pink Shark by purchasing eggs (try the mid-range eggs). **If you cannot get a Pink Shark by purchasing eggs, breed a Silky Shark with an Orange Shark. (5) From Step Two, you will get a Pink Stickfish. From Step Three, you will get a Golden Beta. Breed the Pink Stickfish with the Golden Beta. (6) Breed a Silky Shark (used in Step One) with a Silky Fruitfish (saved from magic breeding #4). (7) From Step Four, you will get a Canary Snout. From Step Five, you will get a Canary Leaffish. Breed the Canary Snout with the Canary Leaffish. (8) From Step Six, you will get a Silky Fatfish. Breed the Silky Fatfish with a Twin-Fin Shark (saved from magic breeding #2). (9) From Step Seven, you will get a Canary Fruitfish. From Step Eight, you will get a Golden Arrowfish. Breed the Canary Fruitfish with the Golden Arrowfish to get the Orange Snooper – Magical Fish of Health. *Note: DO NOT SELL the Pink Beta, the Pink Stickfish, the Silky Shark, or the Pink Shark. You should also still have the Hornet Fatfish from magic breeding #4. You will need only one of each of them for future breeding. If you have extras, you can sell them. WASP GROUPER (MAGIC FISH #6) Breed an Oriental Goldbulb (that’s your Magic Fish #4) with a Pink Beta (saved from magic breeding #5) to get the Wasp Grouper – Magical Fish of Mutation. Wasn’t that easy? *Note: DO NOT SELL the Pink Shark, the Silky Shark, or the Pink Stickfish; you should still have them from magic breeding #5. Also keep the Pink Beta from this magic breeding. You should also still have the Hornet Fatfish from magic breeding #4. You will need only one of each of them for the final magic breeding. If you have extras, you can sell them. CANARY FIRE-ARROW (MAGIC FISH #7) (1) Breed a Pink Shark (saved from magic breeding #5) with a Pink Stickfish (saved from magic breeding #5). (2) Breed a Silky Shark (saved from magic breeding #5) with a Pink Beta (saved from magic breeding #6). (3) From Step One, you will get a Pink Goldshark. Breed the Pink Goldshark with a Pink Shark (saved from magic breeding #5). (4) From Step Two, you will get a Hornet Fruitfish. Breed the Hornet Fruitfish with a Hornet Fatfish (saved from magic breeding #4). (5) From Step Three, you will get a Pink Snout. From Step Four, you will get a Hornet Goldshark. Breed the Pink Snout with the Hornet Goldshark. (6) From Step Five, you will get a Fanned Fatfish. Breed the Fanned Fatfish with a Crimson Comet (that’s your Magic Fish #3) to get the Canary Fire-Arrow – Golden Guppy of Isola. Growth Hormone tip: After the fish have their babies or you buy eggs, you can use the growth hormone over and over. I have full grown fish in about two minutes. More combos: If you breed an Orange Gold Shark with a Canary Flashfish, you also get the Canary Fire-Arrow. And if you breed a Canary Fruitfish with Canary Fire-Arrow, it will also produce more Fire arrows. You can breed these two both ways. Quick money: To make money quick start raising your species values into the thousands, I had more money the game would let me have or was able to spend in under an hour Rare breeds of fish: When you have breed a rare breed of fish, but have not researched the environment, they tend to die quickly. If you place them in your sale tank and sell them as soon as they are old enough, you can try and make some money from them. Tips: Dead fish can still be used to breed. You can keep one in the isolation tank so it doesn't harm the health of the others. The music plays for things as simple as the fish's age changing when they are babies. Money: You can sell the Canary Firearrow for $475, and the Crimson comet for $125. I have been using these two fish as 'cash cows' -.