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This item is Food that lasts 5 min.
This is a Small Saltwater Fish
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This saltwater fish can be found all over the southern seas.

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Food Effects

  • DEX +2
  • MND -4

    • Mithra is the only race able to eat Quus.

Final Fantasy XI

Category: Final Fantasy XI
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Fishing Skill Cap: 19

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guild points
# Jul 19 2007 at 3:44 AM Rating: Decent
Who do i trade these into for guild points? i'm in port windy. I've caught so many of these things with lugworms, and yew rod or willow rod
re: Big No No
# Jun 24 2006 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
I agree. Ripped cap, pamtam kelp and "didn't catch anything" is all I have ever gotten with sardine ball, even at 'optimal fishing' phase of the moon.
sardine ball a big no no
# Oct 07 2005 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
i can comfirm with lots of time loss, that (in Port Windurst at least) Quus DONT bite on Sardine Ball!
RE: sardine ball a big no no
# Jan 24 2006 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
Sitabi Rig is your best chance with Carbon Rod. I can get up to 3 quus with that combo. Good to level up to 5 with it :)
# Aug 12 2005 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
Maybe it's just my server then but my stacks have never sold for 33gil, I have got 1000-3000g per stack. Takes a while to get a stack with a yew rod, but for noods it's worth every penny.
# Feb 23 2005 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
wasn't there a roast quus recipy ?
Advanced description
# Dec 03 2004 at 6:27 PM Rating: Excellent
35 posts
This little fish is an easy prey, you find it in all these places with Lugworm, Robber Rig, Rogue Rig, Sabiki Rig, Sardine Ball.

A real good fish for starting fishing (lv 4-19)

Bibiki Bay (Purgonorgo Isle)
Den of Rancor
East Sarutabaruta (Sea)
Korroloka Tunnel
Manaclipper (Dhamel Rock)
Manaclipper (Maliyakaleya Reef)
Port Bastok
Port Windurst
Sea Serpent Grotto (Lake)
South Gustaberg
Valkurm Dunes
West Sarutabaruta (Sea)

You are right Kyizen:
If you have some bastok fame or are from bastok I suggest using the Quus's for the quest a cold light in day, which you can do at like 15 for 500 gold repeatable. THe quest take about 20 mins to walk back and forth.So a stack is potentially worth 6k ^^ if you have the time.

And if you can warp after each kill you can manage it real fast!
RE: Advanced description
# Feb 24 2006 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
97 posts
Rods: (X denotes a possible break)
X Bamboo Fishing Rod
X Carbon Fishing Rod
Composite Fishing Rod
X Fastwater Fishing Rod
X Glass Fiber Fishing Rod
Lu Shang's Fishing Rod
Mithran Fishing Rod
Single Hook Fishing Rod
X Tarutaru Fishing Rod

Skillcap is of course 19, as you mentioned.
# Jun 26 2004 at 1:54 AM Rating: Decent
I just started fishing, i got a bamboo rod, i fish near the fishing guild i usually catch em about 3 or 4 in about 10 or 15 minutes, I use for the the cold light of day quest, gets you 500 gil each time you do it, or you can sell em for around 120 gil(im in lakshmi)
# May 28 2004 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
I got 2 at fishing level 0 with a yew rod and lugworm when I was trying to catch sardines to get some skill points... (next to Fishing guild in Port Windurst)
# May 05 2004 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
199 posts
If you have some bastok fame or from bastok I suggest using the Quus's for the quest a cold light in day, which you can do at like 15 for 500 gold repeatable. THe quest take about 20 mins to walk back and forth. So a stack is potentially worth 6k ^^ if you have the time.
cook it?
# Dec 14 2003 at 8:03 AM Rating: Default
is there a food u can make with it, i mean ca u cook quus?
RE: cook it?
# Sep 06 2004 at 7:56 PM Rating: Decent
1,534 posts
it says up top, Herb Quus
Mecorx - Ifrit 75WAR/75WHM [Retired]
Mecorx - Odin 99WAR/99WHM/99DNC [Retired]
# Dec 13 2003 at 5:27 AM Rating: Default
How can this be obtained fishing?
RE: fishing
# Dec 19 2003 at 9:11 AM Rating: Decent
375 posts
Fish in saltwater using lugworms (or I believe a sabiki rig will also catch them) and a fishing pole suitable for small fish. I've had good luck with a Fastwater Fishingpole. A clothespole is a little big, and you'll lose the smaller fish like Bastore Sardines (DEX+1 MND-3 I think). A Yew Rod isn't as sturdy as the Fastwater, but is cheap and works ok.

Fishing off the dock in Port Windurst, I've caught about 6 times as many Bastore Sardines as Quus. It takes some patience but it's worth getting that skill up, especially for Mithra who can eat raw fish. It is well worth joining the fishing guild and getting "assistance" which will temporarily raise your fishing skill.
RE: fishing
# Sep 09 2004 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
131 posts
as a blm if u set your hp in the right area and have completed the back roades to moghouse quest (name please) then i can complete the quest in bastok for 500 gil in just over 5 mins so in 1 hour i can make 6k ive bought quus as low as 33gil a stack which is a huge profit
RE: fishing
# Jul 15 2004 at 9:16 AM Rating: Default
Sabaki Lures seems to catch quus nicely, especialy after hittin Recuit levels. I get 2-3 of them a cast while wearin full fisherman's gear and not and carbon rod.
# Nov 26 2003 at 10:22 AM Rating: Default
When purchasing this item at the AH, what does it fall under? Materials -> Misc ? I couldn't find fishing lures at all.
RE: Where
# Dec 02 2003 at 10:24 AM Rating: Default
1) Quus, like all fish, is in the misc->food category.

2) lures go in the ranged ammo slot, so they're found in weapons->ammo

-billy- Nabiki on Titan
RE: Where
# Feb 28 2004 at 3:02 AM Rating: Decent
59 posts
RE: Where
# Apr 16 2004 at 10:14 AM Rating: Excellent
86 posts
Lures can be found under Weapons>ammo>fishing
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