Like most other games with resource management systems, being able to conveniently farm items from the comfort of your hub is always welcome. One such location in Dave the Diver is the Fish Farm, the first out of three ingredient producers you can unlock. Thanks to the Fish Farm, you don’t have to keep exploring all of Blue Hole’s biomes to gather the fish you need. But how can you open and utilize this feature? And what are the best fish to keep in the Farm’s limited spaces?
Dave the Diver: How to Unlock and Use the Fish Farm
The Fish Farm is unlocked after you’ve finished “A Noisy Customer” quest, where Otto will ask you for Moray Eel Curry. The dish is made from Moray Eel x2 and Turmeric x1. He’ll be waiting for you behind the Sushi Bar and finally open the Fish Farm once satisfied. The Fish Farm has a total of nine slots for each Blue Hole biome. But at the beginning, you’re only given access to four slots.
Every time you catch a fish, you’ll have a chance of getting roes or eggs, and they’ll be automatically transported to the Farm. The best way to catch fish alive and gather roes for the Fish Farm is by using the Net Gun or Remote Drone and Tranquilizer. However, there are five fishes that cannot be bred in the Fish Farm. They are Bluespotted Stargazer, Spider Crab, Long Snouted Seahorses, Sally Lightfoot Crab, and Purple Sea Urchin.
Keeping at least two fish of the same type, or one pair of fish, in the Farm will make them reproduce. Nevertheless, do keep in mind that it seems having more than one pair of fish won’t net you more offspring. Each fish also needs a different time to reproduce so don’t expect all of them to breed in days. Bigger ones like Tunas, Marlins, Sailfishes, and Sharks will need longer breeding periods.
Lastly, make sure your Fish Farm tanks are not maxed to 100% density. Otherwise, your fish won’t have room to lay and hatch roes. Keeping higher-starred fish could consistently produce better offspring too, although RNG is still at play.
If you have excess just send them to the Sushi Bar HQ or Branch to be cooked. Or else, sell it for additional profit. For example, 3-star Cliones could be sold for 75 Gold each! Bear in mind to check the “Keep up to 2” option when sending fish from the Farm to the Bar or sold. Otherwise, you could end up discarding all of your hard-earned sea creatures.
Best Uses for Fish Farm
Basically, the best use for the Fish Farm in Dave the Diver is to breed rare fish or to max out dishes’s levels. Otherwise, you can set up your Farm for biomes you don’t want to visit often or sell them for Gold. Below are the most important fish that you should keep reproducing for each biome.
|Night Zone Fish Farm
|– Copper Shark
– Blacktip ReefShark
– White Shrimp
– Humboldt Squid
|~50 Meters Shallows
|– Bluefin Tuna
– Yellowfin Tuna
– Barrel Jellyfish (for Jellyfish Party event)
– Fried Egg Jellyfish (for Jellyfish Party event)
– Longfin Batfish (Batfish Ricebowl)
– Orbicular Batfish (Batfish Ricebowl)
– Marbled Electric Ray (Dried Stingray)
– Stingray (Dried Stingray)
– Titan Triggerfish (Tropical Fish Sushi Set)
|~130 Meters Fish Farm
– Clown Frogfish (Crimson Fish Roll)
– Coral Trout (Tropical Fish Sushi Set)
– Harlequin Hind (Tropical Fish Sushi Set)
– Sailfish (for Marlin Party event)
|~250 Meters Depth
|– Red Bream
– Salmon Snailfish
– Sea Toad
– Cookiecutter Shark (Deep Fish Tempura)
|~420 Meters Glacial Passage Fish Farm
– Peacock Squid
– Barreleye (Deep Fish Tempura)
– Dumbo Octopus (Dumbo Takoyaki)
– Pelican Eel (Pelican Eel Jelly)
– Vampire Squid (Deep Fish Tempura, Three-Colored Squid Roast)
|~540 Meters Glacial Area
|– Gelatinous Snailfish
– Porbeagle Shark
– Starry Skate (Dried Stingray)
|540~ Meters Glacial Area
– Antarctic Octopus (Antarctic Octopus Carpaccio)
– Waptia Fieldensis (Seasoned Waptia Fieldensis)
Once you’re at the endgame portion, the main three fishes you absolutely have to farm are:
- Coral Trout
- Harlequin Hind
- Titan Triggerfish
These fish are used as the ingredients of the Tropical Fish Sushi Set, the dish with the best stats in the game. At max level 10, it can be sold for 1,387 Gold and has 346 Taste levels.
Green Humphead Parrotfish is also a good choice to keep in the Fish Farm. The Green Humphead Parrotfish Sushi Set is also a high-end meal but only needs one fish and no Rice to prepare. Antarctic Octopus could be bred for the Carpaccio too.
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Dave the Diver is available for Microsoft Windows via Steam and Nintendo Switch.