Fish Guide

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warmwater trout
23   Rivers 
This freshwater fish was once found only in the waters heated by the flows of lava coursing beneath the mighty volcano O'Ghomoro. After the Calamity, however, fishers began finding the wavekin in other warm locations such as Thanalan.

This freshwater fish can only survive in tepid waters such as those heated by the flows of lava coursing beneath the mighty volcano O'Ghomoro or the desert sun of Thanalan.
glass perch
24   Rivers 
With an almost completely transparent body, this variety of freshwater perch is coveted by naturalists wishing to study the inner workings of organs on a living specimen.

With an almost completely transparent body, this variety of freshwater perch is coveted by naturalists wishing to study the inner workings of organs on a living specimen.
four-eyed fish
24   Rivers 
Four-eyed fish do not actually have four eyes, but two eyes that are divided into an upper and lower portion that allow the wavekin to see both above and below the water at the same time.

Four-eyed fish do not actually have four eyes, but two eyes that are divided into an upper and lower portion that allow the wavekin to see both above and below the water at the same time. Contrary to popular belief, eating one will not improve or restore eyesight.
saber sardine
24   Deep Sea 
This tiny saltwater fish travels in giant schools through the Indigo Deep searching for food. Its razor-like fins have been known to cut straight through the strongest of fishing nets.

This tiny saltwater fish travels in giant schools through the Indigo Deep searching for food. Its razor-like fins have been known to cut straight through the strongest of fishing nets.
black eel
25   Rivers 
Black eels reach maturity in the Sea of Jade, at which point they return back up the Velodyna and Hathoeva rivers to spawn.

Black eels reach maturity in the Sea of Jade, at which point they return back up the Velodyna and Hathoeva rivers to spawn. A popular ingredient in pies, these wavekin are best sought after at night, for they hide in holes and crevices during the daylight hours, only emerging to hunt after sunset.
dark bass
25   Lakes 
This freshwater fish, known for its voracious appetite, is originally native to the southern continent of Meracydia.

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

This freshwater fish, known for its voracious appetite, is originally native to the southern continent of Meracydia. As its only natural predator is man, dark bass numbers have risen greatly in recent years, especially due to the increasing popularity of the faerie bass.
piece of blue coral
25   Deep Sea 
A piece of sharp blue coral native to the shallow coastal regions of the Rhotano Sea.

A piece of sharp coral native to the shallow coastal regions of the Rhotano Sea. Jewelry crafted from the material is oft given the name “Rhotano blue.”
ogre barracuda
25   Deep Sea 
A large saltwater wavekin that roams the Rhotano Sea in small schools, preying on smaller fish such as anchovies or sardines.

A large saltwater wavekin that roams the sea in small schools, preying on smaller fish such as anchovies or sardines. Its name comes from fishers who claim that landing an ogre barracuda is more difficult than slaying an actual ogre.
aegis shrimp
26   Lakes 
Whereas other shrimp shed their old exoskeletons each summer in favor of new ones, the aegis shrimp simply adds a new layer every year until the shell is so hard, not even a blow from a trained pugilist can break through it.

Whereas other shrimp shed their old exoskeletons each summer in favor of new ones, the aegis shrimp simply adds a new layer every year until the shell is so hard, not even a blow from a trained pugilist can break through it.
five-ilm pleco
26   Lakes 
This freshwater fish commonly found in the rivers of the Black Shroud will often grow no larger than a mere five ilms.

This freshwater fish commonly found in the rivers of the Black Shroud will often grow no larger than a mere five ilms.
monkfish
26   Deep Sea 
This deep-sea-dwelling wavekin attracts its prey with a tiny glowing appendage protruding forth from its disfigured head, and then swallows the poor victim whole with its unnaturally large mouth.

This deep-sea-dwelling wavekin attracts its prey with a tiny glowing appendage protruding forth from its disfigured head, and then swallows the poor victim whole with its unnaturally large mouth. It is believed that the name comes from the resemblance of the appendage to the candles monks use when transcribing manuscripts.
sea bo
26   Coastlines 
When swimming upright, this strange sea creature closely resembles a riding chocobo, hence the name.

It is said that the naturalist who first discovered the wavekin wished to name it a “sea horse,” after a creature he once claimed to have seen on his travels in Ilsabard. However, when his colleagues all chided him, the crestfallen naturalist begrudgingly settled on the more common “chocobo.”
climbing perch
27   Lakes 
Though not amphibious like the mudskipper, the climbing perch will jump from Black Shroud rivers onto low-lying tree branches in order to catch flies and beetles.

Though not amphibious like the mudskipper, the climbing perch will jump from Black Shroud rivers onto low-lying tree branches in order to catch flies, beetles, and sometimes even small birds.
shadow catfish
27   Lakes 
A large whiskered fish that can be found in the calm marshes of the Black Shroud.

A large whiskered fish that can be found in the calm marshes of the Black Shroud. It uses those whiskers to sense the movement of nearby fish, waiting patiently until one swims directly in front of it. Once close enough, the catfish will open its massive maw and swallow its prey whole.
Bianaq bream
27   Deep Sea 
A cherry-colored saltwater fish found in abundance in all of Eorzea's five seas, though it is said those caught near Bianaq are the largest.

A cherry-colored saltwater fish found in abundance in all of Eorzea's five seas, though it is said those caught near Bianaq are the largest. The pinkish hue of its scales is thought to come from the finger shrimp upon which it preys.
black ghost
28   Lakes 
Native to the rivers and lakes of the Black Shroud, this freshwater fish uses electric receptors on its body to locate food.

Native to the rivers and lakes of the Black Shroud, this freshwater fish uses electric receptors on its body to stun its prey. In recent years, Gridanian naturalists have begun to investigate the therapeutic properties of black ghosts, claiming that a few bells soaking in a lukewarm pool filled with the wavekin can cure various ailments.
black sole
28   Coastlines 
A flat bottom-feeder commonly found in the frigid waters of the Bloodbrine Sea.

A flat bottom-feeder commonly found in the frigid waters of the Bloodbrine Sea. It earns its name from its similarity in shape to the sole of a sandal. Fortunately, its flavor resembles nothing of its namesake.
lamprey
29   Rivers 
A long, ugly freshwater eel found in nearly every river and lake in Eorzea. Its toothy grin is enough to frighten children across the realm.

A long, ugly freshwater eel found in nearly every river and lake in Eorzea. Its toothy grin is enough to frighten children across the realm. In Ul'dah, however, the fish is seen as a symbol of strength and dominance, and has long been a favorite amongst nobility and the wealthy classes.
plaguefish
29   Rivers 
This variety of freshwater fish has the queer habit of wearing the skulls of small drowned animals, though it is not known exactly why.

This variety of freshwater fish has the queer habit of wearing the skulls of small drowned animals, though it is not known exactly why. Some believe that they are used to intimidate other plaguefish who seek to claim their territory. Others believe that they are messengers of Thal, beckoning lost souls to the afterlife.
hammerhead shark
29   Deep Sea 
A ravenous shark with a hammer-shaped head it uses to quickly detect its prey. This wavekin is most commonly found living in small schools in the Strait of Merlthor.

A ravenous shark with a hammer-shaped head it uses to quickly detect its prey. This wavekin is most commonly found living in small schools in the Strait of Merlthor, but there have been recent reports of schools containing more than five score of the creatures.
Yugr'am salmon
28   Rivers 
This freshwater fish matures in the salty waters of the Bloodbrine Sea, only to return up the Yugr'am River where it was born to spawn.

This freshwater fish matures in the salty waters of the Bloodbrine Sea, only to return up the Yugr'am River where it was born to spawn. Many beastkin are known to prey on the salmon that return to the rivers weakened by their long journey inland.
sea pickle
30   Coastlines 
A blue, spiny, slug-like creature found in the shallows off of Vylbrand, and considered a delicacy by Sea Wolves.

A blue, spiny, slug-like creature found in the shallows off of Vylbrand, and considered a delicacy by Sea Wolves.
spotted pleco
30   Lakes 
Tiny white spots cover the body of this rare freshwater fish.

Tiny white spots cover the body of this rare freshwater fish. The spotted pleco's mouth has uniquely adapted to allow it to better feed on the algae growing on underwater rocks and boulders.
lamp marimo
31   Lakes 
A rare type of luminescent moss found on the bottom of lakes and in caves. Slight currents cause the moss to form into a ball as it grows.

A rare type of luminescent moss found on the bottom of lakes and in caves. Slight currents cause the moss to form into a ball as it grows. They are often shunned by uneducated smallfolk who believe them to be water-breathing will-o'-the-wisps.
Indigo herring
31   Coastlines 
This blue-backed, white-bellied saltwater fish native to the Indigo Deep is known to migrate in large schools from north to south in the winter, and back again in the summer.

This blue-backed, white-bellied saltwater fish native to the Indigo Deep is known to migrate in large schools from north to south in the winter, and back again in the summer. So plentiful is this variety of wavekin, that almost a third of the Fishermen's Guild's entire take during a season is said to be Indigo herring.


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