There are ten species of Ocean Fish separated into two categories: Small Ocean Fish and Medium Ocean Fish. All Ocean fish can be eaten raw to restore and . They can be placed in the Fish Scale-O-Matic.
Medium Ocean Fish can be murdered to obtain one Raw Fish, and can be cooked for one Fish Steak. They can be used as a Crock Pot ingredient and count for 1 Meats and 1 Fishes. They spoil after 1 day in the inventory, leaving one Fish Meat. This can be prevented with the Tin Fishin' Bin. The only exception is the Corn Cod, which drops Corn when killed and spoiling, Popcorn when cooked, and counts for Corn in the Crock Pot.
Ocean Fish gather in Shoals, moving around in the Ocean. They can be fished by using a Sea Fishing Rod. Each species of Fish have different fishing behaviours and they are attracted by different types of Lures.
Runty Guppy are small fish, uncommon in Ocean Costal and Ocean Swell.
They eat all types of Food floating in the water, and weigh between 48.34 and 60.30. When fishing, they put up an initial struggle but will mellow out and move slowly towards the player, making them an easy catch.
Needlenosed Squirt are small fish, common in Costal Ocean. They eat all types of Food floating in the water, and weigh between 37.54 and 57.62. When fishing they are fast, darting about with several short bursts.
Bitty Baitfish are small fish, rare in Costal Ocean, Swell Ocean, and Rough Ocean. They eat Meats floating in the water, and weigh between 39.66 and 63.58. When fishing they move in long bursts, with low stamina drain.
Mudfish are medium fish, common in Swell Ocean, but uncommon in Costal Ocean. They eat all types of Food floating in the water, and weigh between 154.32 and 214.97. The catching difficulty is between easy and medium.
Deep Bass are medium fish, common in Swell Ocean, but uncommon in Rough Ocean. In addition to the random shoals, Deep Bass also has shoals at fixed positions, this shoals can spawn the Malbatross when a player approaches or when a player tries to catch them. These shoals are also the only ones with a map icon.
They eat Meats floating in the water, and weigh between 172.41 and 228.88. They will swim towards the fisher while trying to unhook itself with the line slack, making for a fun fight while on a boat with one sail active.
“I HAVE SAVED YOU FROM THE HORRIBLE WATER. NOW I WILL EAT YOU”
“Oh dear, I believe these are actually an invasive species.”
“Never seen a fish so pointy before.”
“I'd best take care to avoid those spines.”
“The beastie put up an admirable fight.”
“Yikes, this one's all prickly!”
“Hm, I wonder if those spines are poisonous.”
“Pointy Glub Glub”
“Yeesh, I'd better watch the spines on that thing!”
“How dandy indeed! You've a soul that I need.”
“Look like it has little spiky crown on head!”
Dandy Lionfish are medium fish, very common in Hazardous Ocean, but uncommon in Rough Ocean. They eat Meats floating in the water, and weigh between 246.77 and 302.32. They are a difficult catch, with short tired times and a high swim speed.
“My luck couldn't possibly be worse than it already is.”
“I AM VICTORIOUS”
“I've never been superstitious about black cats, nevermind a catfish!”
“Don't recall ever trying catfish. First time for everything!”
“I'm not sure it was worth the effort.”
“There's an air öf ill luck aröund this öne...”
“This one was really tough to catch.”
“Ah yes, with a squeeze of lemon, some pepper...”
“Good for belly”
“Never been much for superstition.”
“Oooh, how delightfully superstitious!”
“Will you be new pet?”
Black Catfish are medium fish, common in Rough Ocean, but uncommon in Swell Ocean. They eat all types of Food floating in the water, and weigh between 193.27 and 278.50. When fishing they will slowly pull the line in long intervals, making them a difficult catch.
Before all Ocean Fishes were introduced, the Salty Dog update added Mobs called Deep Ocean Fish which could not be interacted with at the time of their inclusion. They were changed to Black Catfish as of Hook, Line, and Inker.