Money is the main object of collection in Insaniquarium and is counted in the form of dollars. Money is used to purchase upgrades for food and lasers, fish such as guppies and carnivores, and egg pieces to purchase pets. Almost every fish drops money and some pets do as well. Shells, a currency in Virtual Tank Mode, allow the player to purchase permanent fish to care for over a long period of time and upgrades for their tank.
These forms of money are used in Adventure, Time Trial, and Challenge modes of the game and are represented in dollars.
|Silver Coin||$15||Medium guppies|
|Gold Coin||$35||Large guppies, Vert|
|Star||$40||Star guppies, Brinkley|
|Diamond||$200||Carnivores, King Guppies, Starcatchers, Brinkley|
|Treasure Chest||$2000||Ultravores, Brinkley|
See Full Article: Shells
In Virtual Tank Mode and the bonus levels in Adventure Mode, shells are a different form of currency used for buying fish, upgrades, and backdrops for the Virtual Tank. Their currency symbol is represented by yellow scallop () and each shell is the equivalent of a dollar currency item.
|Shell Type||Value||Equivalent||Dropped By|
|Silver Shell||1||Silver coin||Medium Guppies, Small Ball Fish|
|Gold Shell||2||Gold coin||Large Guppies, Baby Jr. Guppies, Medium Ball Fish, Bilaterus Heads, Vert|
|Blue Conch Shell||5||Diamond||King Guppies, Medium Jr. Guppies, Starcatchers, Carnivores, Large Ball Fish|
|Silver Spiral Shell||10||Pearl||Beetlemunchers, Large Jr. Guppies, Mini-Sylvesters|
|Bag O' Shells||20||Treasure Chest||Ultravores, King Jr. Guppies, Aliens, Rocky, Santa|