Wilson Portrait
What a tropical looking fish.


Willow Portrait
Such pretty colors.


Wolfgang Portrait
Is yummy looking.


Wendy Portrait
It's offensively bright.


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
How colorful.


Woodie Portrait
Are you ready to become fish'n'chips?


Waxwell Portrait
It belongs on a skewer.


Wigfrid Portrait
Inside it is the cölör öf meat!


Webber Portrait
It's pretty!


Walani Portrait
Such tasty colors!


Warly Portrait
Catch of today!


Woodlegs Portrait
Aye, me favorite food!


A Tropical Fish is a type of fish food introduced in the Shipwrecked DLC.

They can be obtained by fishing in a Shoal or Tidal Pool with a Fishing Rod or driving over it with Boats with an attached Trawl Net. Merms and Fishermerms will drop Tropical Fish when killed. Hammering down Merm Hut and Fishermerm's Hut will also yield Tropical Fish, however these structures are not renewable and destroying them will also remove the source of Merm and Fishermerms respectively. Fishermerms will fish in Tidal Pools on their own for Tropical Fish, but they will not eat what they catch, which then can then be collected by the player. Except for Shoals, which are found commonly in Coral Reef and Mangrove biomes, all other sources of Tropical Fish can only be found in Marsh biome.

Tropical fish can be used in Crock Pot, and counts as 0.5 units Meats and 1 units of Fishes. Cooking Tropical Fish on a Fire will yield Cooked Fish Morsel. It can also be dried to get Small Jerky. It can be traded to Yaarctopus for Dubloons.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

Inventory slot backgroundTropical FishFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked Fish Morsel
Inventory slot backgroundTropical FishDrying RackInventory slot backgroundSmall Jerky
Inventory slot backgroundTropical FishBirdcageInventory slot backgroundEgg
Inventory slot backgroundTropical FishYaarctopus IconInventory slot backgroundOctopus Chest

PrototypeTips Edit

  • Tropical Fish has more meat and fish value than Cooked Fish Morsel obtained by cooking it on fire, so it is not recommended to cook Tropical Fishes if they are going to be used in the Crock Pot. Drying them also has a similar effect, but it may be more desirable since Small Jerky can be used in recipes that Tropical Fish cannot be, due to many Fish based recipes taking precedence over Meat based ones.

Food and other Edible Items
Meats Morsel (Cooked) • Meat (Cooked) • Monster Meat (Cooked) • Leafy Meat (Cooked) • Deerclops EyeballDrumstick (Fried) • Fish (Cooked) • Eel (Cooked) • Frog Legs (Cooked) • Koalefant Trunk (SteakWinter) • Jerky (SmallMonster) • Batilisk Wing (Cooked) • Guardian's Horn
(Dragoon HeartEye of the Tiger Shark Shipwrecked icon)
Fishes Fish (Cooked) • Eel (Cooked)
(CrabbitDead DogfishDead SwordfishFish Morsel (Cooked) • Dead Jellyfish (CookedDried) • Limpets (Cooked) • Mussels (Cooked) • Neon Quattro (Cooked) • Pierrot Fish (Cooked) • Purple Grouper (Cooked) • Dead Rainbow Jellyfish (Cooked) • Raw Fish (Cooked) • Roe (Cooked) • Shark FinTropical FishWobster (DeadCooked) Shipwrecked icon)
Monster Food Durian (Extra Smelly) • Monster Meat (Cooked)
(Dead Jellyfish (CookedDried)Shipwrecked icon)
Animal Drops ButterButterfly WingsEgg (Cooked) • Tallbird Egg (FriedHatching) • Honey
(Electric MilkGlommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon) (PhlegmRoyal Jelly Don't Starve Together icon) (Doydoy Egg (Fried)Shipwrecked icon)
Vegetables Carrot (Roasted) • Corn (Popcorn) • Eggplant (Braised) • FoliageGlow BerryLichenMandrake (Cooked) • Pumpkin (Hot) • Red Mushroom (Cooked Red Cap) • Green Mushroom (Cooked Green Cap) • Blue Mushroom (Cooked Blue Cap) • Petals (Dark)
(Cactus Flesh (Cooked) • Cactus Flower Reign of Giants icon) (Lesser Glow Berry Don't Starve Together icon) (Seaweed (CookedDried) • Sweet Potato (Cooked) Shipwrecked icon)
Fruits Berries (Roasted) • Dragon Fruit (Prepared) • Durian (Extra Smelly) • Pomegranate (Sliced) • Banana (Cooked)
(Watermelon (Grilled) Reign of Giants icon) (Juicy Berries (Roasted) Don't Starve Together icon) (Halved CoconutCooked CoconutCoffee Beans (Roasted) Shipwrecked icon)
Dairy Butter • (Electric Milk Reign of Giants icon)
Crock Pot Bacon and EggsButter MuffinDragonpieFish TacosFishsticksFroggle BunwichFist Full of JamFruit MedleyHoney HamHoney NuggetsKabobsMandrake SoupMeatballsMeaty StewMonster LasagnaPierogiPowdercakePumpkin CookiesRatatouilleStuffed EggplantTaffyTurkey DinnerUnagiWafflesWet Goop
(Flower SaladGuacamoleIce CreamMelonsicleSpicy ChiliTrail Mix Reign of Giants icon) (Banana PopBisqueCalifornia RollCaviarCevicheCoffeeJelly-O PopLobster BisqueLobster DinnerSeafood GumboShark Fin SoupSurf 'n' TurfTropical Bouillabaisse Shipwrecked icon) (Fresh Fruit CrepesMonster TartareMussel BouillabaiseSweet Potato Souffle Portable Crock Pot Shipwrecked icon) (Jellybeans Don't Starve Together icon)
Other RotRotten EggSeeds (Toasted SeedsCrop Seeds)
(Birchnut (Roasted) • Ice Reign of Giants icon) (BlubberBrainy MatterBile-Covered Slop Shipwrecked icon)