Fish Guide

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grass carp
53   Rivers 
A freshwater fish native to the Hundred Throes, where it conceals itself in the churning waters of the myriad cataracts.

As the name implies, grass carp dine solely on water grasses, shunning the carnivorous eating habits of their cousins for a healthier diet. Unfortunately, this diet gives the fish a very bitter flavor, making it unsuitable for consumption.
pipira pira
58   Rivers 
A deadly freshwater fish which will tear away flesh with its razor-sharp teeth. Crossing the Whilom River barefoot is not recommended.

An exceptionally ravenous variety of pipira, the pipira pira have been known to bite clean through the ankles of chocobo herds fording rivers containing schools of the deadly wavekin.
Dravanian squeaker
54   Lakes 
A peculiar breed of freshwater catfish that swims upside down. It was first discovered in Weston Waters.

A unique variety of brightly mottled catfish which swims upside down in order to confuse both prey and predators.
kissing fish
54   Rivers M (2) 
An adorable freshwater fish native to the waters of Eil Tohm.

[Suitable for display in aquariums tier 2 and higher.]

To the layman's eye, the repeated pressing of perpetually puckered mouths by two of these wavekin appears to be an act of affection, when in fact, it is heated territorial dispute.
mitre slug
54   Floating Islands 
A flying slug native to the Sea of Clouds.

Recently discovered and named by knights of House Haillenarte dispatched to explore the islets floating above Ishgard, the shells of these snail-like creatures bear a close resemblance with the holy mitre worn by the archbishop.
lava crab
54   Magma 
This hard-shelled crustacean is one of few creatures on Eorzea which withstand the heat of molten lava.

Only recently discovered, natural scholars are still at a loss as to how any creature, this crab included, can survive in scalding liquid rock. Tests conducted by the Thaumaturges' Guild have found that the hard carapace can withstand heat up to that generated by Fire IV.
storm core
54   Floating Islands 
A spherical creature found in the upper atmospheric region of the Sea of Clouds.

Similar to glacier cores, but with an elemental aspect of lightning instead of ice, the Vanu Vanu have, for generations, captured storm cores and placed them in baskets to serve as lighting for their homes.
Scholar sculpin
54   Lakes 
A freshwater fish named after Thaliak, the Scholar.

Before abandoning their city-state, the Sharlayans would utilize this sculpin's natural tendency to swim back and forth between two unchanging locations in search of prey to deliver messages up and down the Thaliak River.
gigant grouper
55   Lakes 
A massive freshwater fish who lurks beneath the thick sheet of ice covering Ashpool.

A highly intelligent wavekin with an enormous appetite, the gigant grouper will repeatedly butt its head against the underside of a frozen lake, weakening the ice so that when a large creature such as a polar bear lumbers by, it will fall through, providing a hearty meal.
Vanuhead
55   Rivers L (4) 
A freshwater fish inhabiting the Eddies─an isolated lake found atop one of Abalathia's floating islets.

[Suitable for display in aquariums tier 3 and higher.]

The first explorers of the floating Abalathian island mistook this fish with a massive lump upon its forehead to be a diving Vanu Vanu, hence the moniker. Interestingly enough, the Vanu Vanu call this fish “duku'moii,” which means “swimming bottom dweller.”
marble oscar
55   Lakes 
A freshwater fish which prefers the heated pools of the Smoldering Wastes to the cooler waters of surrounding rivers.

Marble oscars will often gather in water that has been clouded by spilled blood, leading the Gnath to believe the wavekin a loyal servant of the Lord of the Hive, Ravana.
lungfish
60 ★  Lakes 
A highly evolved air-breathing wavekin found in the muddy biome near the Pappus Tree.

Unlike gigantoads, newts, or nankas which, by exhibiting properties of both wave- and scalekin, are able to survive in and out of water, the lung fish is a rare example of a wavekin that, despite being void of scalekin properties, can still survive for extended periods on dry land─sometimes for several summers.
tigerfish
55   Lakes 
A striped freshwater fish native to the Quickspill Delta.

This violent freshwater fish was dubbed the tigerfish by a group of Auri travelers who claim the striped pattern on the wavekin's back resembles that of a Far Eastern beast known as a tiger.
sky faerie
53   Floating Islands 
A tiny transparent mollusk often seen in the skies near the Blue Window.

While many an Ishgardian lay has been sung about the beauty of these ephemeral creatures, sky faeries are detested by the Vanu tribes of Abalathia who find them to be grotesque and misshapen monstrosities.
granite crab
55   Magma 
A thick-shelled crab capable of surviving the extreme temperatures of exposed lava pools.

Granite crabs will not eat raw meat and have been witnessed drawing land-dwelling prey into magma before devouring it.
Aithon's colt
55   Magma 
A graceful glass-like creature that glides with ease through the lava coursing through Anyx Old within the belly of Sohm Al.

Believed by some to be the son of the legendary steed Aithon, this lava-dwelling creature's body is shielded by a layer of thick glass which aids its movement in the magma.
shipworm
55   Rivers 
A worm-like mollusk that lives in the fallen trees and ancient shipwrecks that litter the bottom of the Thaliak River.

A shell-less bivalve mollusk notorious for boring into ship hulls. Despite the use of protective measures such as ironwood bug shoes or metal plating, the vermiform creatures will eventually find a way into any ship, slowly consuming it from the inside.
hedgemole cricket
53   Rivers 
An amphibious vilekin found swarming about the Quickspill Delta.

This tiny vilekin has the capacity to live on both land and in water, using its powerful barbed forelegs to both burrow and to swim. Its reproductive capacity is immense; however, since both fish and birds feed on the cricket, its population remains fairly controlled.
mogpom
55   Lakes 
An algal sphere found collecting in the lone pool on the floating islet of Greensward.

A distant cousin to the lamp marimo, moogles will avoid mogpoms at all costs, believing them to be the discarded poms of their fallen comrades.
magma tree
55   Magma 
A colony of tiny crystal-encased creatures found growing in the cavern of Mourn.

While similar in appearance to coral, magma trees are actually giant colonies of tiny creatures encased in heat-resistant crystal which feed upon the essence of ore melted in the magma within which they reside.
cloud rider
55   Floating Islands 
A flying fish native to the Churning Mists.

Unlike their lower-altitude cousins the cloud cutters, cloud riders will not fly in straight trajectories, but rather skip across the tops of clouds, tapping into the clouds' wind-aspected aether to propel themselves through the skies.
Dravanian bass
56   Rivers 
A large freshwater fish native to the Whilom River.

Fishers who are brave enough to venture into the largely untouched areas west of Ishgard are rewarded with specimens like the Dravanian bass which are known to almost always put up a good fight.
Coerthan puffer
55   Lakes 
A rare freshwater puffer found only in northern Eorzea.

An extremely rare form of freshwater puffer found only in the cold waters beyond the Coerthas lowlands. Ishgardian nobles believe that the fish bring fortune, and many have elaborate tanks built in their manors so that they may gaze upon the wavekin as they count their gil.
snowcaller
55   Lakes 
A freshwater fish native to the gelid waters of Banepool.

The snowcaller will wait in the mud at the bottom of lakes until the water temperature drops, numbing the movement of those fish who are less tolerant to the cold. It is then that the snowcaller will rise from its warm bed and attack.
dragonhead
55   Rivers 
A freshwater fish native to the Iron Feast. The skull on its head does not appear to be that of a dragon, but rather of a dragonfly.

The dragonhead is one of many varieties of Eorzean fish that wear the skulls of small animals fallen into the water. The skulls are thought to not only frighten away predators, but also protect the head from potentially fatal bites.


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