I recorded over 2000 fish catches

In order to help narrow down where to find the fish I was missing from my collection book, I recorded each fish caught, which fish shape it came from, and what difficulty it was caught at. I just kept fishing until I had what I needed, so the sample sizes are pretty random.

This data is not every fish I have ever caught, but just recorded from the point where I started grinding to finish the book (I think I had ~20 empty spots at that point?).

There is now also a guide on steam: Steam Community :: Guide :: Completing your Sea Encyclopedia (Fish Collection Book)

Some stuff I noticed:

  • A certain fish is only caught from one fish shape for the most part, the only exception to this was the Foureye Butterfly Fish, Emperor Angelfish, and Powderblue Tang which for some reason are caught from both the small fish shape and rare fish shape.
  • Except for the abovementioned exceptions, a fish’s large variant will be caught from the same fish shape you caught its normal sized version from (ex: Clownfish and Large Clownfish are both caught from the small fish shape).
  • The large variants of fish seem to favor Very Hard difficulty.
  • Rarer fish such as the Cosmic Fish can be caught from difficulties other than Very Hard.
  • You don’t have to buy a Sea Turtle with Sea Dollars because they are also caught from the rare fish shape.

Warning… tons of data tables ahead. May update with more data later on

Small fish shape (all caught with Lure)

Fish name Amount caught % of total catch Easy catches Medium catches Hard catches Very Hard catches
Blue Arowana 4 1,50% 1 2 1
Blue Tang 2 0,75% 1 1
Butterfly Fish 5 1,87% 3 2
Clown Loach 5 1,87% 1 4
Clown Triggerfish 4 1,50% 1 3
Clownfish 9 3,37% 4 1 4
Demasoni Cichlid 7 2,62% 2 3 2
Desjardin Sailfin Tang 8 3,00% 4 1 3
Electric Blue Jack Dempsey 4 1,50% 1 2 1
Emperor Angelfish 8 3,00% 2 4 2
Foureye Butterfly Fish 8 3,00% 1 4 3
Large Blue Arowana 6 2,25% 1 1 4
Large Blue Tang 4 1,50% 4
Large Butterfly Fish 12 4,49% 1 11
Large Clown Loach 3 1,12% 3
Large Clown Triggerfish 5 1,87% 1 1 3
Large Clownfish 4 1,50% 1 3
Large Demasoni Cichlid 2 0,75% 1 1
Large Desjardin Sailfin Tang 3 1,12% 1 2
Large Electric Blue Jack Dempsey 3 1,12% 1 1 1
Large Emperor Angelfish 4 1,50% 4
Large Foureye Butterflyfish 3 1,12% 1 1 1
Large Moorish Idol 5 1,87% 1 4
Large Orange Surgeon 3 1,12% 3
Large Orangespine Unicornfish 7 2,62% 1 2 4
Large Oreochromis 4 1,50% 1 3
Large Piranha 1 0,37% 1
Large Powderblue Tang 5 1,87% 5
Large Rainbow Cichlid 2 0,75% 2
Large Red Zebra Cichlid 4 1,50% 4
Large Redtail Notho 8 3,00% 2 1 5
Large Reef Butterflyfish 1 0,37% 1
Large Tiger Barb 2 0,75% 2
Large Trewavas Cichlid 2 0,75% 1 1
Large Yellow Angelfish 3 1,12% 3
Large Yellow Lake Malawi Cichlid 5 1,87% 1 4
Large Yellow Tang 3 1,12% 3
Moorish Idol 5 1,87% 1 3 1
Orange Surgeon 13 4,87% 6 5 2
Orangespine Unicornfish 9 3,37% 4 4 1
Oreochromis 6 2,25% 1 1 4
Piranha 7 2,62% 1 3 3
Powderblue Tang 8 3,00% 2 4 2
Rainbow Cichlid 3 1,12% 1 1 1
Red Zebra Cichlid 9 3,37% 2 1 6
Redtail Notho 6 2,25% 3 2 1
Reef Butterflyfish 7 2,62% 3 4
Tiger Barb 4 1,50% 2 2
Trewavas Cichlid 3 1,12% 2 1
Yellow Angelfish 9 3,37% 5 1 3
Yellow Lake Malawai Cichlid 4 1,50% 1 2 1
Yellow Tang 6 2,25% 4 1 1
Total Small Fish Caught 267


Large Fish shape (all caught with Lure)
Fish name Amount caught % of total catch Easy catches Medium catches Hard catches Very Hard catches
Amberjack 3 1,20% 1 2
Amur 5 1,99% 2 2 1
Arapaima 4 1,59% 2 1 1
Archerfish 4 1,59% 2 2
Atlantic Cod 7 2,79% 2 5
Barracuda 10 3,98% 5 2 3
Black Redeye 2 0,80% 2
Black Sea Bass 6 2,39% 1 2 3
Black Spotted Grunt 5 1,99% 2 2 1
Brown Trout 5 1,99% 2 1 2
Carp 4 1,59% 1 3
Cobia 4 1,59% 2 1 1
Cubera Snapper 1 0,40% 1
Electric Catfish 4 1,59% 1 3
Frontosa 7 2,79% 1 1 5
Gold Redeye 6 2,39% 3 2 1
Koi 8 3,19% 2 4 2
Large Amberjack 3 1,20% 2 1
Large Amur 3 1,20% 3
Large Arapaima 4 1,59% 2 1 1
Large Archerfish 4 1,59% 4
Large Atlantic Cod 4 1,59% 1 3
Large Barracuda 1 0,40% 1
Large Black Redeye 3 1,20% 3
Large Black Sea Bass 3 1,20% 1 2
Large Black Spotted Grunt 4 1,59% 1 3
Large Brown Trout 2 0,80% 1 1
Large Carp 1 0,40% 1
Large Cobia 2 0,80% 2
Large Cubera Snapper 4 1,59% 4
Large Electric Catfish 6 2,39% 1 1 4
Large Frontosa 1 0,40% 1
Large Gold Redeye 1 0,40% 1
Large Koi 2 0,80% 1 1
Large Mackerel 4 1,59% 1 3
Large Mahi Mahi?
Large Miniata Grouper 3 1,20% 1 2
Large Orange-spotted Spinefoot 2 0,80% 1 1
Large Peacock Bass 6 2,39% 1 1 4
Large Perch Fish 3 1,20% 3
Large Pike 3 1,20% 1 2
Large Rabbitfish 2 0,80% 2
Large Red Eye 3 1,20% 2 1
Large Red Snapper 4 1,59% 1 1 2
Large Salmon 3 1,20% 1 2
Large Sea Bass 1 0,40% 1
Large Shortfin Corvina 2 0,80% 1 1
Large Streaked Spinefoot 3 1,20% 3
Large Trout 4 1,59% 4
Mackerel 7 2,79% 1 3 3
Mahi Mahi 7 2,79% 2 2 3
Miniata Grouper 5 1,99% 1 1 3
Orange-spotted Spinefoot 2 0,80% 2
Peacock Bass 2 0,80% 1 1
Perch Fish 8 3,19% 3 5
Pike 6 2,39% 1 3 2
Rabbitfish 9 3,59% 2 4 3
Red Eye 4 1,59% 1 3
Red Snapper 5 1,99% 4 1
Salmon 7 2,79% 3 2 2
Sea Bass 3 1,20% 1 2
Shortfin Corvina 3 1,20% 2 1
Streaked Spinefoot 5 1,99% 1 4
Trout 2 0,80% 1 1
Total Large Fish Caught 251


Rare Fish shape (all caught with Worms/Mighty Balls)
Fish name Amount caught % of total catch Easy catches Medium catches Hard catches Very Hard catches
All Knowing Pufferfish 3 0,40% 1 2
Bass Fish 2 0,27% 1 1
Blob Fish 25 3,33% 12 8 5
Blue Checkerboard Discus 22 2,93% 7 10 5
Blue Mandarin 22 2,93% 5 8 9
Blue Marlin 12 1,60% 2 2 1 7
Cosmic Fish 3 0,40% 1 2
Cuttlefish 24 3,20% 7 7 10
Emperor Angelfish 27 3,60% 11 10 6
Fangtooth 35 4,66% 12 14 9
Foureye Butterfly Fish 27 3,60% 9 11 7
Gold Fish 3 0,40% 1 1 1
Large Blob Fish 14 1,86% 4 1 3 6
Large Blue Checkerboard Discus 12 1,60% 2 2 8
Large Blue Mandarin 15 2,00% 1 1 13
Large Blue Marlin 15 2,00% 4 2 1 8
Large Cuttlefish 14 1,86% 2 12
Large Fangtooth 16 2,13% 1 2 2 11
Large Leopard Coral Grouper 11 1,46% 1 2 8
Large Lion Fish 10 1,33% 1 2 7
Large Manta Ray 17 2,26% 2 3 1 11
Large Octopus 12 1,60% 2 2 2 6
Large Pufferfish 11 1,46% 2 1 8
Large Red Leopard Discus 13 1,73% 1 1 11
Large Royal Angelfish 12 1,60% 2 3 7
Large Skeleton Fish 4 0,53% 2 1 1
Large Stingray 17 2,26% 4 3 10
Large Sunfish 18 2,40% 1 1 16
Large Tiger Turquoise Discus 15 2,00% 3 1 11
Large Yellow Mandarin 11 1,46% 3 1 7
Leopard Coral Grouper 25 3,33% 9 6 10
Letter Fish 4 0,53% 1 1 2
Lion Fish 27 3,60% 9 11 7
Manta Ray 20 2,66% 4 9 7
Octopus 23 3,06% 7 4 12
Powderblue Tang 25 3,33% 8 7 10
Pufferfish 21 2,80% 8 6 7
Red Leopard Discus 33 4,39% 12 11 10
Royal Angelfish 22 2,93% 6 10 6
Sea Turtle 4 0,53% 4
Skeleton Fish 2 0,27% 2
Stingray 14 1,86% 5 4 5
Sunfish 28 3,73% 10 12 6
The Cat Fish 4 0,53% 1 3
The Fisherman 6 0,80% 1 1 2 2
Tiger Turquoise Discus 24 3,20% 8 11 5
Time Fish 1 0,13% 1
Wizard Fish 5 0,67% 1 1 1 2
Yellow Mandarin 21 2,80% 5 7 9
Total Fish Caught 751


Items Fish shape (all caught with Curly Grubs)
Catch name Amount caught % of total catch Easy catches Medium catches Hard catches Very Hard catches
Bag of Units 1 0,20% 1
Barrel Of Trash 7 1,40% 2 5
Blue Sea Urchin 15 3,00% 4 4 7
Broken Bottle 10 2,00% 5 4 1
Broken Potted Plant 9 1,80% 3 2 4
Broken Soda Can 12 2,40% 4 3 5
Broken Television 8 1,60% 3 2 3
Broom 10 2,00% 2 3 5
Candy Wrapper 10 2,00% 3 4 3
Cigs 11 2,20% 3 6 2
Common Starfish 12 2,40% 4 1 1 6
Cool Crab 2 0,40% 1 1
Cooler 8 1,60% 4 3 1
Crab 1 0,20% 1
Crossword Magazine 10 2,00% 2 8
Disco Duck 1 0,20% 1
Elevator Music 5 1,00% 1 4
Gem 2 0,40% 2
Gold 4 0,80% 1 2 1
Home Cooking Magazine 10 2,00% 3 1 6
Large Common Starfish 15 3,00% 3 2 3 7
Large Murex Shellfish 19 3,80% 3 1 7 8
Large Mussel 21 4,20% 6 2 5 8
Large Oyster 30 6,00% 4 7 5 14
Large Red Knob Starfish 18 3,60% 5 3 3 7
Message in a Bottle 19 3,80% 3 7 4 5
Murex Shellfish 19 3,80% 4 5 10
Mussel 17 3,40% 6 4 2 5
Old Newspaper 11 2,20% 4 1 6
Oyster 17 3,40% 3 3 2 9
Party Crab 2 0,40% 1 1
Pile of Gold 1 0,20% 1
Plastic Straw 8 1,60% 1 2 5
Plastic Toyblock 9 1,80% 3 3 3
Red Knob Starfish 16 3,20% 3 2 5 6
Red Sea Urchin 15 3,00% 4 3 4 4
Rubber Duck 16 3,20% 3 2 5 6
Ruined Paper Ticket 8 1,60% 2 3 3
Sea Dollar 19 3,80% 2 3 1 13
Shopping Cart 8 1,60% 2 1 5
Soggy Cardboard Box 9 1,80% 3 2 4
Tin Can 9 1,80% 1 3 5
Tire 3 0,60% 2 1
Trash Bag 11 2,20% 2 5 4
Trash Can Lid 11 2,20% 4 4 3
Treasure Chest o' Units 2 0,40% 1 1
Used Coffee Cup 9 1,80% 3 3 3
Used Spray Can 6 1,20% 1 2 3
Wooden Palette 12 2,40% 4 3 5
Total Items Caught 500


Rare Items Fish shape (all caught with Curly Grubs/Mighty Balls)
Catch name Amount caught % of total catch Easy catches Medium catches Hard catches Very Hard catches
Barrel Of Trash 16 2,41% 6 4 6 0
Bongos 14 2,11% 3 5 0 6
Broken Bottle 16 2,41% 6 6 4 0
Broken Potted Plant 14 2,11% 5 5 4 0
Broken Soda Can 9 1,36% 2 3 4 0
Broken Television 9 1,36% 2 4 3 0
Broom 15 2,26% 4 4 7 0
Candy Wrapper 17 2,56% 7 8 2 0
Cigs 9 1,36% 2 3 4 0
Cooler 16 2,41% 5 4 7 0
Crossword Magazine 12 1,81% 4 3 5 0
Disco Duck 18 2,71% 3 6 1 8
Gem 20 3,02% 3 1 3 13
Home Cooking Magazine 12 1,81% 3 6 3 0
Lightning in a Bottle 20 3,02% 2 5 5 8
Message in a Bottle 16 2,41% 2 4 3 7
Nuke Button 8 1,21% 2 1 2 3
Old Newspaper 10 1,51% 7 1 2 0
Pirate Gun 9 1,36% 1 4 0 4
Plastic Straw 19 2,87% 6 6 7 0
Plastic Toyblock 12 1,81% 3 4 5 0
Rubber Duck 25 3,77% 2 4 6 13
Ruined Paper Ticket 18 2,71% 7 4 7 0
Screamy Boy 1 0,15% 0 0 0 1
Scuba Tree 27 4,07% 3 3 5 16
Sea Dollar 157 23,68% 30 35 21 71
Shopping Cart 13 1,96% 8 2 3 0
Soggy Cardboard Box 13 1,96% 5 5 3 0
Speedy Crab 22 3,32% 4 5 5 8
Tin Can 13 1,96% 6 7 0 0
Tire 15 2,26% 9 3 3 0
Trash Bag 23 3,47% 4 9 9 1
Trash Can Lid 10 1,51% 4 1 5 0
Used Coffee Cup 12 1,81% 5 0 7 0
Used Spray Can 12 1,81% 3 5 4 0
Wooden Palette 11 1,66% 4 4 3 0
Total Fish Caught 663
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Ku has provided me with hours of video of them fishing, will start sorting through it and record their data as well so we have a larger sample size.

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Good luck dealing with the cringey stream lol. This is an impressive amount of data though, good job!

I’m glad this somewhat confirms that the Screamy Boi is rarer than the Skeleton Fish which is rarer than the Cosmic Fish. I felt like I was going crazy after catching my third Cosmic Fish with no Skeleton Fish.

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I am curious what the actual rarity of Screamy Boy is… but I caught mine before I started recording data. Hopefully this extra data from Ku helps narrow it down!

When I was grinding for mine, it took two days of Treasure Fish catching to find one… and then I got two in half an hour. Personally I don’t think there’s rarity in the game, it’s just how much the game wants to spite and torture you. My friend caught both types of skeleton fish and cosmic fish as like his first five catches… and I have yet to get the normal Skeleton Fish despite now having three Cosmic Fish.

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I had something similar happen while grinding for the gold fish… took ages to get it to drop for the first time and then two drops later it dropped again. Like it just wanted to spite me haha

Finished watching the fishing videos. Thank you for the useful data, Ku! Here is the raw data from the videos so far, I’ll be adding it to the current data shortly.

Rare Fish Shape

Fish name Amount caught % of total catch Easy catches Medium catches Hard catches Very Hard catches
All Knowing Pufferfish 1 0,29% 1
Bass Fish 2 0,59% 1 1
Blob Fish 15 4,41% 8 4 3
Blue Checkerboard Discus 12 3,53% 5 3 4
Blue Mandarin 5 1,47% 1 2 2
Blue Marlin 4 1,18% 1 1 2
Cosmic Fish 0 0,00%
Cuttlefish 11 3,24% 3 4 4
Emperor Angelfish 15 4,41% 4 5 6
Fangtooth 17 5,00% 5 6 6
Foureye Butterfly Fish 15 4,41% 7 7 1
Gold Fish 0 0,00%
Large Blob Fish 8 2,35% 2 1 1 4
Large Blue Checkerboard Discus 4 1,18% 1 1 2
Large Blue Mandarin 5 1,47% 1 4
Large Blue Marlin 6 1,76% 1 1 1 3
Large Cuttlefish 6 1,76% 2 4
Large Fangtooth 4 1,18% 1 1 2
Large Leopard Coral Grouper 4 1,18% 1 3
Large Lion Fish 5 1,47% 1 1 3
Large Manta Ray 8 2,35% 1 2 1 4
Large Octopus 7 2,06% 2 1 4
Large Pufferfish 3 0,88% 1 2
Large Red Leopard Discus 3 0,88% 3
Large Royal Angelfish 5 1,47% 2 1 2
Large Skeleton Fish 3 0,88% 2 1
Large Stingray 7 2,06% 2 5
Large Sunfish 8 2,35% 8
Large Tiger Turquoise Discus 4 1,18% 1 3
Large Yellow Mandarin 6 1,76% 1 1 4
Leopard Coral Grouper 14 4,12% 3 5 6
Letter Fish 2 0,59% 1 1
Lion Fish 13 3,82% 5 6 2
Manta Ray 12 3,53% 3 6 3
Octopus 12 3,53% 5 4 3
Powderblue Tang 12 3,53% 4 4 4
Pufferfish 10 2,94% 3 4 3
Red Leopard Discus 17 5,00% 6 6 5
Royal Angelfish 12 3,53% 3 6 3
Sea Turtle 0 0,00%
Skeleton Fish 1 0,29% 1
Stingray 7 2,06% 3 2 2
Sunfish 9 2,65% 1 5 3
The Cat Fish 0 0,00%
The Fisherman 2 0,59% 1 1
Tiger Turquoise Discus 10 2,94% 3 5 2
Time Fish 1 0,29% 1
Wizard Fish 3 0,88% 1 1 1
Yellow Mandarin 10 2,94% 2 3 5
Total Fish Caught 340


Rare Items Fish Shape
Catch name Amount caught % of total catch Easy catches Medium catches Hard catches Very Hard catches
Barrel Of Trash 7 2,37% 1 2 4
Bongos 6 2,03% 1 2 3
Broken Bottle 11 3,73% 2 5 4
Broken Potted Plant 7 2,37% 3 2 2
Broken Soda Can 5 1,69% 2 2 1
Broken Television 1 0,34% 1
Broom 5 1,69% 2 3
Candy Wrapper 7 2,37% 4 2 1
Cigs 3 1,02% 1 1 1
Cooler 10 3,39% 2 2 6
Crossword Magazine 5 1,69% 1 3 1
Disco Duck 10 3,39% 1 3 1 5
Gem 8 2,71% 1 1 6
Home Cooking Magazine 2 0,68% 2
Lightning in a Bottle 13 4,41% 2 4 3 4
Message in a Bottle 10 3,39% 1 2 1 6
Nuke Button 2 0,68% 1 1
Old Newspaper 2 0,68% 1 1
Pirate Gun 2 0,68% 1 1
Plastic Straw 10 3,39% 3 2 5
Plastic Toyblock 6 2,03% 1 3 2
Rubber Duck 15 5,08% 1 2 3 9
Ruined Paper Ticket 10 3,39% 5 2 3
Scuba Tree 13 4,41% 1 3 9
Sea Dollar 66 22,37% 12 15 9 30
Shopping Cart 5 1,69% 4 1
Soggy Cardboard Box 3 1,02% 1 1 1
Speedy Crab 8 2,71% 2 2 1 3
Tin Can 5 1,69% 1 4
Tire 7 2,37% 3 1 3
Trash Bag 7 2,37% 1 5 1
Trash Can Lid 5 1,69% 1 1 3
Used Coffee Cup 7 2,37% 2 5
Used Spray Can 7 2,37% 2 2 3
Wooden Palette 5 1,69% 3 1 1
Total Fish Caught 295

Ku has caught the Screamy Boy and I’ve updated the data to include it. The tables for Rare Fish and Rare Item Fish have had their data/drop rates updated