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Fish Tycoon is the award-winning virtual fish breeding game from the creators of the acclaimed Virtual Villagers series.

Starting with $300 and a handful of eggs gathered from the fabled island of Isola, your goal is to unlock the genetic puzzle and discover the 7 Magic Fish of Isola. You will breed and care for more than 400 species of fish, financing your operation by selling your creations to eager customers. A wide variety of aquarium supplies are available to equip and customize your tanks, care for your fish, and magically enhance your aquariums. The game continues to progress in true real time, even when your iPhone or iPod Touch is turned off, so don’t forget to check in regularly to feed your fish, cure their illnesses, and create the next generation of baby fish!

More about Fish Tycoon:

* It’s a virtual pet: care for your fish in your own virtual aquarium.
* It’s a simulation game: maintain virtual fish in a persistent world.
* It’s a genetic puzzle: discover which breeding combinations will lead to the discovery of the 7 Magic Fish.
* It’s a tycoon game: test your business and aquarium skills at the same time!
* Over 400 species of fish to breed.
* Customize your tanks: purchase aquarium ornaments and place them where you like them!
* Real-time game play: new surprises every time you turn on the game!

Winner of these awards:
- "Best Simulation Game" - PDArcade
- "Best Application for Play" - Handango
- "Silver Award" GameTunnel
- "Parents Choice Recommended Award"
- "iParenting Media Award"

Recommended for people who enjoy casual sims, aquarium simulations, fish games, virtual pets, and strategy games.

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What’s New

Version 1.3.2

Hello fellow Tycoons!

We've updated the original Fish Tycoon to support the latest devices and iOS versions! With over 2 million downloads on iOS, we want to make sure that you can continue playing your favorite apps on the newest devices. Feed, breed, and succeed by unlocking hundreds of species of fish, upgrading your own virtual aquarium to solve the genetic puzzles and rediscover the 7 Magic Fish of Isola.

Revisit the award-winning Fish Tycoon, and be sure to check out the sequel, Fish Tycoon 2: Virtual Aquarium!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

Unknown Barbara ,

Please update

I love this game but would love to see an update occur - maybe better graphics and make it fit the screen of the iPhone 5? :)
Please please please!

MarlinPhish ,

Almost a great game but with a couple of irritations.

I love the concept of this game and for the most part it is well done and quite enjoyable.
I do find it a bit annoying how small all the writing/items are on the iphone, I often have trouble using the medicines in the tank because it seems my finger is seldom high enough on the screen unless I remove the iphones case specifically. However the main problem with the game in my experience (I have not had any saved game problems) is that fish get sick far too easily and take forever to get better. I had just started getting all the upgrades for my tank and bred me second magic fish when I just hit a point where fish would be constantly getting sick. As soon as one got better another would come down with something and I eventually ran out of money with all the medicines I had to buy. I stopped playing the game for ages because of this and have only recently started again but am still finding the sickness very annoying. I have given one fish treatment three times and it is still not better. There is only so much time I can spend coming back every half hour before I'm thoroughly sick of it.

robot space dad ,

Nostalgic, but flawed

I bought this game because I always wanted it when it first came out way back on PC when I was a kid. While I am having fun with it an the gameplay is fine, the graphics are in dire need of an update.

The resolution is far too small and some of the sprites really have no place in a paid for game. The resolution is my primary concern, it makes reading text very difficult and some graphics are unclear in their meaning.

This game was last updated in 2011 so I am not very optimistic about fixes being released, but I certainly hope for it. 3/5 feels generous, but 2/5 is too harsh. I wouldn't recommend this game in its current state unless you wanted it for nostalgia value.


LDW Software, LLC
45.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2004-2017 LDW Software, LLC


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