I wonder what deep sea delicacies are waiting for me?

Warly

Ocean Fishes are passive Mobs in Don't Starve Together, introduced in Return of Them. A new school of fish appears every 15 to 60 seconds in the vicinity of players in the Ocean. There are seventeen species of fish in the ocean, each with its specific location, Food value, and Weight.

Fishes.png Food Item[edit | edit source]

Runty Guppy, Needlenosed Squirt, Bitty Baitfish, Smolt Fry and Spittlefish can be murdered to obtain one Fish Morsel, which can be cooked for one Cooked Fish Morsel. The murder of a Scorching Sunfish results in an already Cooked Fish Morsel. They can be used as a Crock Pot ingredient, counting as 0.5 Meats and 0.5 Fishes. They spoil after one day in the inventory, leaving one Fish Morsel. The only exception is the Scorching Sunfish, which only drops Cooked Fish Morsel when killed.

Mudfish, Deep Bass, Dandy Lionfish, Black Catfish, Dappled Koi, and Golden Koi can be murdered to obtain one Raw Fish, which can be cooked for one Fish Steak. They can be used as a Crock Pot ingredient and count for one Meats and one Fishes. They spoil after one day in the inventory, leaving one Fish Meat.

Ice Bream can be murdered to obtain one Raw Fish and two Ice, and can be cooked for one Fish Steak. It can be used as a Crock Pot ingredient and count for one Meats, one Fishes and one Ice. It spoils after one day in the inventory, leaving one Fish Meat.

Popperfish can be murdered or cooked to obtain Popcorn. It can be used as a Crock Pot ingredient and count for one Popcorn. It spoils after one day in the inventory, leaving one Popcorn.

Corn Cod can be murdered to obtain one Corn, and can be cooked for one Popcorn. It can be used as a Crock Pot ingredient and count for one Corn. It spoils after one day in the inventory, leaving one Corn.

The Fallounder and Bloomfin Tuna can be murdered to obtain one Leafy Meat, which can be cooked for one Cooked Leafy Meat. They can be used as a Crock Pot ingredient, counting as 0.5 Meats and 0.5 Fishes. They spoil after one day in the inventory, leaving one Rot.

All species can be placed in a Tin Fishin' Bin to stop spoiling.

Fish Name Health Hunger Sanity Perish time (days) Crock Pot ingredient
Food group
Drops
Killed Spoiled Cooked
Runty Guppy.png Runty Guppy 1 12.5 0 1d Meats.png×0.5 Fishes.png×0.5 Fish Morsel.png Fish Morsel.png Cooked Fish Morsel.png
Needlenosed Squirt.png Needlenosed Squirt 1 12.5 0 1d Meats.png×0.5 Fishes.png×0.5 Fish Morsel.png Fish Morsel.png Cooked Fish Morsel.png
Bitty Baitfish.png Bitty Baitfish 1 12.5 0 1d Meats.png×0.5 Fishes.png×0.5 Fish Morsel.png Fish Morsel.png Cooked Fish Morsel.png
Smolt Fry.png Smolt Fry 1 12.5 0 1d Meats.png×0.5 Fishes.png×0.5 Fish Morsel.png Fish Morsel.png Cooked Fish Morsel.png
Popperfish.png Popperfish 3 12.5 0 1d Vegetables.png×1 (count as Popcorn.png) Popcorn.png Popcorn.png Popcorn.png
Fallounder.png Fallounder 0 12.5 -10 1d Meats.png×0.5 Fishes.png×0.5 Leafy Meat.png Rot.png Cooked Leafy Meat.png
Bloomfin Tuna.png Bloomfin Tuna 0 12.5 -10 1d Meats.png×0.5 Fishes.png×0.5 Leafy Meat.png Rot.png Cooked Leafy Meat.png
Scorching Sunfish.png Scorching Sunfish 1 12.5 0 1d Meats.png×0.5 Fishes.png×0.5 Cooked Fish Morsel.png Fish Morsel.png Cooked Fish Morsel.png
Spittlefish.png Spittlefish 1 12.5 0 1d Meats.png×0.5 Fishes.png×0.5 Fish Morsel.png Fish Morsel.png Cooked Fish Morsel.png
Mudfish.png Mudfish 8 25 0 1d Meats.png×1 Fishes.png×1 Raw Fish.png Raw Fish.png Fish Steak.png
Deep Bass.png Deep Bass 8 25 0 1d Meats.png×1 Fishes.png×1 Raw Fish.png Raw Fish.png Fish Steak.png
Dandy Lionfish.png Dandy Lionfish 8 25 0 1d Meats.png×1 Fishes.png×1 Raw Fish.png Raw Fish.png Fish Steak.png
Black Catfish.png Black Catfish 8 25 0 1d Meats.png×1 Fishes.png×1 Raw Fish.png Raw Fish.png Fish Steak.png
Corn Cod.png Corn Cod 3 25 0 1d Vegetables.png×1 (count as Corn.png) Corn.png Corn.png Popcorn.png
Dappled Koi.png Dappled Koi 8 25 0 1d Meats.png×1 Fishes.png×1 Raw Fish.png Raw Fish.png Fish Steak.png
Golden Koi.png Golden Koi 8 25 0 1d Meats.png×1 Fishes.png×1 Raw Fish.png Raw Fish.png Fish Steak.png
Ice Bream.png Ice Bream 8 25 0 1d Fishes.png×1 Meats.png×1 Ice.png×1 Raw Fish.png
Ice.png×2
Raw Fish.png Fish Steak.png

Sea Fishing Rod.png Gathering[edit | edit source]

Ocean Fish gather in Shoals, moving around in the Ocean. They can be fished by using a Sea Fishing Rod, or ejected out of water with a Strident Trident. Each species of Fish have different fishing behaviors and are attracted by different types of Lures.

The table below summarizes the distribution of fish in the Ocean and their weight ranges.

Fish Name Min weight Max weight Drops Coastal Swell Rough Notes
Runty Guppy.png Runty Guppy 48.34 60.30 Fish Morsel.png ++ ++
Needlenosed Squirt.png Needlenosed Squirt 37.57 57.62 Fish Morsel.png +++
Bitty Baitfish.png Bitty Baitfish 39.66 63.58 Fish Morsel.png + + +
Smolt Fry.png Smolt Fry 39.70 56.26 Fish Morsel.png ++++
Popperfish.png Popperfish 33.08 47.74 Popcorn.png +++
Fallounder.png Fallounder 28.87 44.44 Leafy Meat.png ++ Only in Autumn
Bloomfin Tuna.png Bloomfin Tuna 53.64 63.36 Leafy Meat.png ++ Only in Spring
Scorching Sunfish.png Scorching Sunfish 41.14 56.78 Cooked Fish Morsel.png ++
Only in Summer
Spittlefish.png Spittlefish 31.15 49.20 Fish Morsel.png Spawn from Sea Weed.png
Mudfish.png Mudfish 154.32 214.97 Raw Fish.png ++ +++
Deep Bass.png Deep Bass 172.41 228.88 Raw Fish.png ++ +++
Dandy Lionfish.png Dandy Lionfish 246.77 302.32 Raw Fish.png ++ Hazardous
++++
Black Catfish.png Black Catfish 193.27 278.50 Raw Fish.png ++ +++
Corn Cod.png Corn Cod 161.48 241.80 Corn.png +++ ++
Dappled Koi.png Dappled Koi 188.88 238.88 Raw Fish.png + - + - + - New Year only
Golden Koi.png Golden Koi 188.88 238.88 Raw Fish.png + - + - + - New Year only
Ice Bream.png Ice Bream 190.90 270.70 Raw Fish.png
Ice.png×2
++ Only in Winter

++++ (very common), +++ (common), ++ (uncomon), + - (medium rare) , + (rare)

Mobs[edit | edit source]

Runty Guppy[edit | edit source]

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It's so little!

Webber

The Runty Guppy is an uncommon Ocean Fish found in the Coastal and Swell Oceans. They eat all types of Food floating in the water. 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[edit | edit source]

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Will be new pet! And will feed it and love it and squeeze it!

Wurt

The Needlenosed Squirt is a common Ocean Fish found in the Coastal Ocean. They eat all types of Food floating in the water. When fishing, they are fast, darting about with several short bursts.

Bitty Baitfish[edit | edit source]

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Small, but surely delicious with the right accoutrements!

Warly

The Bitty Baitfish is a rare Ocean Fish found in the Coastal, Swell, and Rough Oceans. They eat Meats floating in the water. When fishing, they move in long bursts, with low stamina drain.

Smolt Fry[edit | edit source]

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Is small and weak fish.

Wolfgang

The Smolt Fry is a very common Ocean Fish found in the Coastal Ocean. They eat all types of Food floating in the water. They are quick and easy to catch.

Popperfish[edit | edit source]

Warly Portrait.png
Has this fish already been cooked?

Warly

The Popperfish is a common Ocean Fish found in the Coastal Ocean. They eat Vegetables floating in the water. They are quick and easy to catch.

Fallounder[edit | edit source]

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You have to sea it to beleaf it.

Wilson

The Fallounder is a common Ocean Fish found in the Swell Ocean where they only appear in Autumn. They eat Vegetables floating in the water. They can be given to the Crabby Hermit to obtain an advert for a Stupefying Lure.

Bloomfin Tuna[edit | edit source]

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Friend?

Wormwood

The Bloomfin Tuna is a common Ocean Fish found in the Coastal Ocean, where they only appear in Spring. They eat Vegetables floating in the water. They can be given to the Crabby Hermit to obtain an advert for a Rainy Day Lure.

Scorching Sunfish[edit | edit source]

Willow Portrait.png
It's so sad... a fellow firebug forced to live its life underwater!

Willow

The Scorching Sunfish is an uncommon Ocean Fish found in the Swell Ocean where they only appear in Summer. They eat all types of Food floating in the water. They can be given to the Crabby Hermit to obtain an advert for a Heavy Weighted Lure.

Scorching Sunfish acts has a heat source of 70° both on the ground and in the inventory. On the ground it emits a small radius of light and ignites nearby burnable objects.

Spittlefish[edit | edit source]

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Funny little spit fish.

Wolfgang

The Spittlefish is an Ocean Fish introduced in the Troubled Waters. They can only be found close to Sea Weed. They eat Vegetables floating in the water. When fishing, they are slow and do a lots of short bursts.

Spittlefish detects nearby Fire and send a water bubble to extinguish them. It is used to craft a Fire Pump.

Mudfish[edit | edit source]

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SEA MONST-- oh wait, it's just a really ugly fish.

Walter

The Mudfish is a common Ocean Fish found in the Swell Ocean, but is uncommon when found in the Coastal Ocean. They eat all types of Food floating in the water. The catching difficulty is between easy and medium.

Deep Bass[edit | edit source]

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If I hold it up, it becomes an upright bass!

Wortox

The Deep Bass is a common Ocean Fish found in the Swell Ocean, but is uncommon when found in the Rough Ocean. In addition to the random shoals, Deep Bass also have shoals at fixed positions. These 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. 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.

Dandy Lionfish[edit | edit source]

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Yeesh, I'd better watch the spines on that thing!

Winona

The Dandy Lionfish is a very common Ocean Fish found in the Hazardous Ocean, but is uncommon when found in the Rough Ocean. They eat Meats floating in the water. They are a difficult catch, with short breaks and a high swim speed.

Black Catfish[edit | edit source]

Winona Portrait.png
Never been much for superstition.

Winona

The Black Catfish is a common Ocean Fish found in the Rough Ocean, but is uncommon when found in the Swell Ocean. They eat all types of Food floating in the water. They will slowly pull the line in long intervals, making them a difficult catch.

Corn Cod[edit | edit source]

Winona Portrait.png
Never had to shuck a fish before.

Winona

The Corn Cod is a common Ocean Fish found in the Swell Ocean, but is uncommon when found in the Rough Ocean. They eat Vegetables floating in the water. They are a medial difficulty to catch.

Red Lantern.png Dappled Koi[edit | edit source]

Wilson Portrait.png
Now that's the real McKoi!

Wilson

Dappled Koi are exclusive to New Year events. They are medium fish, uncommon in Coastal Ocean, Swell Ocean and Rough Ocean. They eat all types of Food floating in the water. They are a easy-medium catch.

Red Lantern.png Golden Koi[edit | edit source]

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Is mighty fish!

Wolfgang

Golden Koi are exclusive to New Year events. They are medium fish, uncommon in Coastal Ocean, Swell Ocean and Rough Ocean. They eat all types of Food floating in the water. They are a easy-medium catch.

Ice Bream[edit | edit source]

Wortox Portrait.png
What a chilly reception!

Wortox

The Ice Bream is an uncommon Ocean Fish found in the Swell Ocean where they only appear in Winter. They eat all types of Food floating in the water. They do long pulls during fishing. They can be given to the Crabby Hermit to obtain an advert for a Snow Day Lure.

Ice Bream acts as a cooling source of -5° both on the ground and in the inventory.

Icon Tools.png Usage[edit | edit source]

Spittlefish.png
Boards.png
Boards.png
Think Tank.png
Fire Pump.png
Don't Starve Together icon.png
Spittlefish.png
Papyrus.png
Feather Pencil.png
Interface arrow right.png
Fireproof Falsetto.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWigfrid Portrait.png

Placeholder.png Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ocean Fishes were introduced in the Hook, Line, and Inker update.
  • 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.
  • Dappled and Golden Koi were introduced during the Year of the Carrat.

Blueprint.png Gallery[edit | edit source]

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