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 as well. Shells, a currency in Virtual Tank Mode, allow the player to purchase permanent fish companions and upgrades for their tank.

Dollar Values

Dollars are used in Adventure, Time Trial, and Challenge modes of the game.

Money Value Dropped By
Nostradamus (3) Snot $1 Nostradamus
SilverCoin Silver Coin $15 Medium Guppies
GoldCoin Gold Coin $35 Large Guppy, Vert
Star Star $40 Star Guppy, Brinkley
Beetle Beetle $150 Guppycruncher
Bomb Bomb $150 Shrapnel
Diamond Diamond $200 Carnivore, King Guppy, Starcatcher, Brinkley
Pearl Niko's Pearl $250 Niko
Pearl Pearl $500 Beetlemuncher, Brinkley
TreasureChest Treasure Chest $2000 Ultravore, 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 for the Virtual Tank, among other things.

Shell Type Value Dropped By
Silver Shell Silver Shell 1 Medium Guppies
Gold Shell Gold Shell 2 Large Guppies, Baby Jr. Guppies, Small Ball Fish, Heads, Vert
Blue Shell Blue Conch Shell 5 King Guppies, Medium Jr. Guppies, Starcatchers, Carnivores, Medium Ball Fish
Silver shell Silver Spiral Shell 10 Beetlemunchers, Large Jr. Guppies, Mini-Sylvesters, Large Ball Fish
Bag Bag O' Shells 20 Ultravores, King Jr. Guppies, Aliens, Rocky, Santa


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