Fish Guide

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golden loach
39   Lakes 
Truly a prize, this bright-gold fish, though rare, can be found in rivers and lakes across Eorzea.

Truly a prize, this bright-gold fish, though rare, can be found in rivers and lakes across Eorzea. Despite fishers believing otherwise, naturalists insist that the golden loach is not a separate species, but merely a normal loach born with a pigment deficiency in its scales.
storm rider
39   Sands 
These sand-dwelling fish will skip across the desert unless they are fortunate enough to stumble across a sandstorm, in which case they will spread their fins and ride the storm great distances.

These sand-dwelling fish will skip across the desert until they are fortunate enough to stumble across a sandstorm, in which case they will spread their fins and ride the storm great distances.
trader eel
39   Rivers 
This freshwater eel native to the rivers and lakes of Thanalan will often display the unique trait of swapping its mate with other nearby eels when spawning.

This freshwater eel native to the rivers and lakes of Thanalan will often display the unique trait of swapping its mate with other nearby eels when spawning. Because of this characteristic, the wavekin is oft used in religious ceremonies involving Nald'thal.
crimson trout
40   Rivers 
A red-scaled trout commonly found in the rivers originating on Abalathia's Spine.

A red-scaled trout commonly found in the rivers originating on Abalathia's Spine. The color of its scales led past generations to believe that the wavekin fed on the blood of other fish. The theories of the current generation, however, are just as nonsensical, the most popular being that the crimson trout is a servant of Dalamud.
discus
40   Rivers 
A colorful freshwater fish that can only survive in rivers located in more temperate climes.

A colorful freshwater fish that can only survive in rivers located in more temperate climes. Though there is no proof, most believe that the fish was introduced to Eorzean waters by foreign traders from the south.
antlion slug
40   Sands 
This sand-dwelling slug is able to maintain its mucous coating by absorbing the moisture from prey it catches at the bottom of conical pits not unlike the ones antlions are known to dig.

This sand-dwelling slug is able to maintain its mucous coating by absorbing the moisture from prey it catches at the bottom of conical pits not unlike the ones antlions are known to dig. A famous author once wrote a novel (that he claimed was based on fact) in which antlion slugs were actually intelligent rulers of an underground kingdom.
piece of red coral
40   Coastlines 
A piece of sharp red coral, rarely found in any of Eorzea's five seas.

A piece of sharp coral, rarely found in any of Eorzea's five seas. The material is so rare, in fact, that it often fetches prices similar to those asked for garnets or rubies.
Bronze Lake trout
41   Lakes 
A species of trout native to Vylbrand's Bronze Lake.

This species of trout was once only found in Vylbrand's Bronze Lake. Naturalists attribute the spread of the wavekin into nearby rivers and ponds to birds who will catch Bronze Lake trout from the eponymous lake, only to let the fish fall from their talons when carrying them back to their nests.
ignus snail
41   Lakes 
The fiery red shells of this freshwater snail are prized by the Amalj'aa, and are useful when bartering with the beast tribe.

The fiery red shells of this freshwater snail, also known as “Ifrit's claws,” are prized by the Amalj'aa, and are useful when bartering with the beast tribe.
dune manta
41   Sands 
Remarkably smooth skin allows the dune manta to glide through desert sand as if it were the sea.

Remarkably smooth skin allows the dune manta to glide through desert sands as though they were ocean waters. Its massive wings are used to envelop and smother its prey, which it then slowly devours with a tiny mouth that belies the actual size of the creature.
silver shark
41   Deep Sea 
A large, spindle-shaped shark commonly found in the Sea of Ash and known to attack without provocation.

[Suitable for display in aquariums tier 4 and higher.]

A large, spindle-shaped shark commonly found in the Sea of Ash and known to attack much larger prey─such as fishers and sailors─without provocation.
loyal pleco
42   Lakes 
This variety of striped freshwater fish earns its name from its tendency to gather by the legs of any man or beast who enters its habitat.

This variety of striped freshwater fish earns its name from its tendency to gather by the legs of any man or beast who enters its habitat. Ul'dahns, on the other hand, will oft refer to the selfsame fish as the “royal pleco,” claiming that it received its name when a merchant presented the former sultan Sasabaru one at his coronation.
thunderbolt sculpin
42   Rivers 
A rare freshwater fish decorated with a thunderbolt-like pattern down its back.

A rare freshwater fish decorated with a thunderbolt-like pattern down its back. The Keepers of the Moon who inhabit the Black Shroud will eat one of these before a big hunt, claiming that it grants them speed and strength.
fall jumper
43   Rivers 
Fall jumpers are born with an inherent tendency to swim against the current. When they arrive at a falls, this leaves them with no option but to leap out of the water in an attempt to continue upstream.

Fall jumpers are born with an inherent tendency to swim against the current. When they arrive at rapids or falls, they have no option but to leap out of the water in an attempt to continue upstream. Some Ishgardians believe this ability was granted to the fish when a drop of blood from a wounded dragon fell into a river in Coerthas and was swallowed by a trout.
knifefish
43   Rivers 
The freshwater knifefish is named such due to its resemblance to a flat blade.

The freshwater knifefish is named such due to its resemblance, both in shape and color, to a flat blade. Unlike a knife, however, this wavekin is as sharp as a pumpkin, and has been known to swim right out of the water, only to suffocate onshore.
wahoo
43   Deep Sea 
A razor-fanged saltwater fish known to migrate throughout the warm waters of the Sea of Ash, following the schools of shrimp on which it feeds.

A razor-fanged saltwater fish known to migrate throughout the warm waters of the Sea of Ash, following the schools of shrimp on which it feeds. While not considered a delicacy, the wahoo is treasured amongst alchemists who employ the bones and scales in several different medicines.
raincaller
43   Rivers 
A deep-blue freshwater fish native to the lakes and swamps of the Black Shroud. They can be seen sticking their heads out of the water whenever it rains, leading people to believe it is the fish summoning the storm. However, naturalists have surmised that the fish are simply rising to the surface in search of food, mistaking the drops of water for insects.

This deep-blue freshwater fish can be seen sticking its head out of the water whenever it rains, leading people to believe it is the fish summoning the storm. However, naturalists have surmised that the fish are simply rising to the surface in search of food, mistaking the drops of water for insects.
oakroot
44   Rivers 
A giant freshwater fish found in inland lakes and rivers. Its name is derived from its resemblance to a knotty oaken root.

A giant freshwater fish found in inland lakes and rivers. Its name is derived from its resemblance to a knotty oaken root.
common sculpin
44   Rivers 
This freshwater fish has highly developed fins and spines which not only protect the wavekin, but serve as weapons for hunting its prey.

Found across Eorzea, this freshwater fish has highly developed fins and spines which not only protect the wavekin, but serve as weapons for hunting its prey which includes insects and other creatures.
blacklip oyster
44   Coastlines 
A bivalved mollusk found in the warm waters of the Sea of Ash. On rare occasions, sand will become trapped inside the shell and gradually form into a black pearl.

This bivalved mollusk was once as abundant in Eorzean waters as its white-lipped cousin. However, overfishing by Ul'dahn jewelers searching for black pearls has seen blacklip oyster numbers drop almost to zero.
southern pike
45   Rivers 
Though classified as a freshwater fish native to the Velodyna and Hathoeva rivers, this particular wavekin can survive in the brackish delta where the waterways spill into the Sea of Jade.

Though classified as a freshwater fish native to the Velodyna and Hathoeva rivers, this particular wavekin can survive in the brackish delta where the waterways spill into the Sea of Jade. The southern pike will eat almost anything that will fit in its mouth, including fish, shells, frogs, even squirrels and birds.
northern pike
45   Rivers 
Though classified as a freshwater fish native to the White Maiden, this particular wavekin can survive in the brackish waters where the Maiden meets the Strait of Merlthor.

Though classified as a freshwater fish native to the White Maiden, this particular wavekin can survive in the brackish waters where the Maiden meets the Strait of Merlthor. The only difference between the northern pike and its cousin, the southern pike, is the color of their tails─the northern's being red, the southern's blue.
kobold puffer
45   Rivers 
Similar to the spotted puffer, the kobold puffer can also survive in the brackish waters of deltas and river mouths. Its spots, however, are replaced with a hideous coat of bristly spines which give it the appearance of a bedraggled kobold.

Similar to the spotted puffer, the kobold puffer can also survive in the brackish waters of deltas and river mouths. Its spots, however, are replaced with a hideous coat of bristly spines which give it the appearance of a bedraggled kobold.
nautilus
45   Coastlines 
A giant cephalopod characterized by its spectacular whorling shell. Commonly found in the nutrient-rich Bay of Dha'yuz, the wavekin are thought by sailors and pirates to be the heralds of the Navigator, Llymlaen, and their shells are often carved into celebratory chalices.

A giant cephalopod characterized by its spectacular whorled shell. Commonly found in the nutrient-rich Bay of Dha'yuz, the wavekin are thought by sailors and pirates to be the heralds of the Navigator, Llymlaen, and their shells are often carved into celebratory chalices.
archerfish
45   Lakes 
When feeding, the archerfish will lift its head ever so slightly above a lake or river's surface and spit a stream of water up to a yalm to strike flies from low-lying branches into the water with remarkable accuracy.

When feeding, the archerfish will lift its head ever so slightly above a lake or river's surface and spit a stream of water up to a yalm to strike flies from low-lying branches into the water with remarkable accuracy.


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