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This item is Food that lasts 30 min.
This is a Small Freshwater Fish
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Tricolored Carp
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This river fish lives throughout Quon. Seen in Windurst as an ornamental fish.

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Food Effects

  • DEX +2
  • MND -4

    • Mithra is the only race able to eat Tricolored Carp.

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Fishing Skill Cap: 27

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# Sep 06 2006 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
So...practically these are only good for turning into the guild?Because on Titan a tack is only 2k...
# May 22 2006 at 6:55 PM Rating: Decent
137 posts
Can these be used for the Lu Shang rod quest?
RE: competition/Rivalry?
# May 27 2006 at 7:27 PM Rating: Default
3,005 posts
No, only Moat Carp can be used for that quest. That's why only Moat Carp are worth so much.

RE: competition/Rivalry?
# Aug 21 2006 at 6:00 AM Rating: Decent
Forest Carp may now also be used (I just turned in a few--I think this is a recent change?), but Tricolored and Gold cannot. As Tricolored Carp don't seem to have any purpose cooking or crafting wise, I'm a bit puzzled. "Ornamental" would seem to be an accurate description.
Improper time?
# Aug 21 2005 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
719 posts
I bought a stack of these as cheap food for solo WAR. I think the time is wrong, these seem to last about 3 minutes, nowhere near 30 minutes.
# Apr 03 2005 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
Lv27 needed to catch these? come on... I'm lv 0 and catch these easily :S
RE: right...
# Apr 11 2005 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
Cap Level means the level at what they cap, so you can catch it earlier, and will be getting skill ups till that level. These are a good way to level up fishing skills, if you happen to catch them. Too bad you can't cook them... or at least I dont know the recipe... :)

After the update
# Mar 16 2005 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
sine the update i have only been able to sell these for 53 gil. they sell for 500-1k for a stack, but never move, easier just to npc em
fishy fish
# Feb 08 2005 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
got 3 stacks in Ssandoria in an hour, also they sell to any NPC for a good 101 or higher so you make better profit than AH.

P.S. any of you newbs out there short cash and sick of fighting, buy stuff at AH like lizard tails for 200-300 a stack and make a profit NPCing them also fiend blood for 100 or less. Will try to update when i find out more.
RE: fishy fish
# Feb 08 2005 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
53 posts
Most of the items sold at the weapons and armor store in Bastok can be sold the other way around if you're strapped for cash and have the extra AH space.
# Feb 04 2005 at 9:34 AM Rating: Decent
got 5 of them in 35 min fishing lvl 6 in Zeruhn Mines
# Jan 20 2005 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
On Siren it sells at AH for ~1000. It doesn't move very often...

Sell it to the fishing guild(Selbina or Windhurst) for 100+ Gil per fish.
# Dec 05 2004 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
I caught one in Zeruhn Mines with Carbon Rod and Lugworms
i like cheese
# Oct 03 2004 at 3:34 PM Rating: Decent
842 posts
port sandy, comp, paste
# Aug 15 2004 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
i caught 1 in Nsandy wit comp rod and lil wormies
# Jun 29 2004 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
265 posts
so there is no use for this fish other than mithra food?

thats rather odd..
# Jun 13 2004 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
i caught one in north sandoria with carbon rod and little worms...
# Apr 26 2004 at 3:51 PM Rating: Default
# Apr 26 2004 at 3:51 PM Rating: Default
# Apr 25 2004 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
i caough 1 in north san d`roia with glass fiber and insect past
# Mar 26 2004 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
149 posts
Anyone know whether these are worth selling in AH? Or should ya just eat 'em?
RE: Saleable?
# Mar 29 2004 at 5:17 AM Rating: Good
the tricolored carp are better to be sold at vendors. its the same as the AH but you get the money right away. i do the same with gold.
RE: The carp is mightier than the sword
# Jan 31 2004 at 4:33 PM Rating: Default
man... I thought it was funny.

anyways, I cought it with little worm at Bastok Market area.
RE: The carp is mightier than the sword
# Nov 18 2006 at 11:55 PM Rating: Default
41 posts
Jeez, don't any of u watch Monty Python? "the Fish-Slapping Dance"? Hilarious!
"I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, you can't prove anything..."
-Bart Simpson, Bill Clinton, the CIA, any defendant...
The carp is mightier than the sword
# Nov 24 2003 at 4:09 PM Rating: Good
Many adventurers know of the succulent tastiness of the tri-colored carp, but few know of its great ability as a melee weapon.

Simply take the tail of the carp in your right hand. Put your left hand on your hip, and smack those mobs!
RE: The carp is mightier than the sword
# Aug 30 2004 at 8:26 PM Rating: Excellent
1,914 posts
this will only work if you store it next to your ice crystals for a few hours first
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 13 2004 at 3:31 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Wow who ever just said that is not funny, but really stupid....
RE: The carp is mightier than the sword
# Jul 15 2004 at 3:56 AM Rating: Default
Aaawww... Poor baby, grow a sense of humor :P
RE: The carp is mightier than the sword
# Sep 27 2005 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
43 posts
i kinda liked the joke ^^.

[Fishhandling][skill] +.3 yay :p
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