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More Types of Fish to Stock Fishbowls and Tanks

by Sims MX Posted 23rd Dec 2012 at 10:57 AM - Updated 15th Sep 2013 at 2:45 AM by Sims MX
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More Types of Fish to Stock Fishbowls and Tanks

You may have noticed that Sims can only buy goldfish to stock their fishbowl. Fish tanks only let you buy Goldfish, minnows and jellyfish. So, if you want to have angelfish or koi in your fish tank or bowl, your Sim must fish them, which is not a great option for Sims that are not skilled fishers.

This is a script mod that will replace the "Stock" interaction of fish bowls and tanks with a new one that includes more types of fish for your Sims to stock their aquaria.

List of "New" Fish:
  • Alley Catfish (§6)
  • Angelfish (§21)
  • Black Goldfish (§16)
  • Blowfish (§13)
  • Crawfish (§15)
  • Doitsu Koi (§7)
  • Frog (§6)
  • Kawarimono Koi (§14)
  • Linckia Starfish (§16)
  • Lobster (§25)
  • Luminous Salamander (§20)
  • Ochiba Koi (§20)
  • Piranha (§14)
  • Sea Bat Starfish (§35)
  • Sewer Trilobite (§35)
  • Siamese Catfish (§13)
  • Snails (§8)
  • Tancho Koi (§25)
  • Toad (§8)
  • Tragic Clownfish (§14)

Special Fish:
The following fish can only be stocked if some conditions are met:
  • Deathfish (§200) - Sim is a ghost or an elder
  • Fairy Damsel (§50) - Sim is a fairy
  • Mummy Fish (§50) - Sim is a mummy
  • Robot Fish (§50) - Sim is a SimBot or the aquarium is the steampunk/sci-fi fishtank from the Store
  • Shark (§7) - Sim is in Lucky Palms
  • Vampire Fish (§55) - Sim is a vampire

This mod can be localized, by default I've included these languages: English, Finnish, Czech Spanish, and Mexican Spanish.

If you want to translate this mod, download "SimsMxStockFish_strings" and post your translation here.

This is a script mod compiled against patch 1.55, but it is compatible with 1.57. It won't conflict with other mods as it doesn't override game tunings.

2012.12.17: Reupload.
2012.12.28: Added Finnish translation (thanks homermiil).
2013.1.3: Added Czech translation (thanks AngiShy).
2013.6.18: Made Island Paradise fish stockable, made fish more expensive.

Additional Credits:
AngiShy, classicplayer, death12337, homermiil and elena-engel for their translations.

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
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Field Researcher
#26 Old 31st Mar 2013 at 2:05 PM
Would you be able to do a mod that allows more fish in the big tanks? I feel like 6 is too few.
Original Poster
#27 Old 3rd Apr 2013 at 6:55 AM
Try this mod. I tried it today and it stills works with patch 1.50.
Field Researcher
#28 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 1:15 PM Last edited by TashaFaun : 5th Apr 2013 at 12:41 AM.
Originally Posted by Sims MX
Try this mod. I tried it today and it stills works with patch 1.50.

I was using that mod but I saw in the comments that this wasn't working with a previous patch (1.47, I think) so I figured it wouldn't work with 1.50 but I'll try it out myself to check.

ETA: It does indeed appear to still work. Thanks for the heads up and sorry to bother you!
Space Pony
#29 Old 7th May 2013 at 11:33 PM
Great mod, too bad several fish (the ones you marked as special) can only be bought under specific conditions....

The way to buy a shark (by playing on Lucky Palms) for instance is a bit steep. I don't have any of the Store Worlds so Sharks will forever be unavailable then?
Test Subject
#30 Old 15th May 2013 at 5:24 AM Last edited by SakuraKonekoChan : 16th May 2013 at 3:30 AM.
Are you sure this works with 1.50/University? Because my game refuses to load a saved game/start a new one with this in. It gets to the very end of loading with a sliver left, and then stops. I've tried removing every mod and have narrowed it down to this one. Edit: and I've tried with only this mod installed, and still can't get it to load.
Original Poster
#31 Old 19th May 2013 at 10:17 PM
I have it installed and the game loads just fine. Sorry, but I can't reproduce the error you're getting.
Test Subject
#32 Old 20th May 2013 at 4:36 AM Last edited by SakuraKonekoChan : 20th May 2013 at 9:26 PM.
I've tried with it in overrides, and I've tried removing the document/electronic arts folder and letting a new one respawn, and I'm still getting the same problem.
Edit: I've waited around 8 hours for the game to load with this in, and it still just loads all the way to the end and then stops.
Test Subject
#33 Old 2nd Jun 2013 at 12:06 AM
Thanks Sims MX For The good mod
Original Poster
#34 Old 19th Jun 2013 at 3:58 AM
I have uploaded an updated version that includes the new fish from IP. It requires the latest patch (1.55).
Test Subject
#35 Old 20th Jun 2013 at 11:56 PM Last edited by SakuraKonekoChan : 23rd Jun 2013 at 12:18 AM.
I just updated to 1.55 and installed the updated mod and am still having the same problem: with this mod in, the game loads up until the very end and then just stops. This is the only mod i have installed.

Edit: One thing I haven't tried: do you maybe need World Adventures for it to work? Because that's the one expansion I don't have.
Test Subject
#36 Old 28th Jun 2013 at 11:21 AM
This would have been perfect if I didn't need a special location to use the shark.
Test Subject
#37 Old 3rd Jul 2013 at 5:36 AM
I bit the bullet and bought and installed WA (for completion reasons - i must have all eps!) and this mod suddenly started working and not giving me problems. So WA MIGHT be required for this mod to work.
Test Subject
#38 Old 26th Jul 2013 at 11:07 PM
Amazing thank you so much!!

Mermaid potion perhaps? I always wonder why they don't allow ever life state in CAS.
That would be an amazing mod if possible
Field Researcher
#39 Old 7th Sep 2013 at 9:12 AM
Does it still work with 1.57?
Original Poster
#40 Old 15th Sep 2013 at 2:46 AM
I can confirm this mod works with the latest patch (1.57).
Test Subject
#41 Old 4th Nov 2013 at 8:21 PM Last edited by _cifra_ : 4th Nov 2013 at 9:07 PM.
language translation RU-RUS

Strings Russian : STBL 0x220557DA

<STR>Рыба из Магазина</STR>
<STR>Рыба из Инвентаря</STR>
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 19th Jan 2014 at 2:37 AM
Is this working in patch 1.66?

For every King, there is a Queen ...
Test Subject
#43 Old 9th Mar 2014 at 5:02 PM
finally! i'm not stuck with goldfish! thanks for the mod!
Test Subject
#44 Old 22nd Mar 2014 at 5:30 AM
Test Subject
#45 Old 25th Apr 2014 at 3:13 AM
Not working with v167. Just got Petsor (or maybe it doesn't work with pets?) and it stops loading at the very end of the Enter a Household (after choosing from the main menu).
Test Subject
#46 Old 28th May 2014 at 12:46 PM
I love Koi fish and now I don't have to fish for them ty
Test Subject
#47 Old 1st Jan 2015 at 3:20 PM
many thanks
Lab Assistant
#48 Old 15th Oct 2016 at 1:28 AM
thank you
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