- (For the activity, see fishing)
Although there is no exact game definition of fish, for simplicity anything that may be fished is categorized as "a fish" in this wiki, including turtles and cave lobsters. Technically, the game treats these as vermin, but unlike true vermin they are a welcome food source, and are not hunted by cats (unless they happen to be wandering around near the shore), but must be caught by fisherdwarfs with the fishing labor enabled. However, as with all vermin, they appear spontaneously (aka "spawn") in any natural water environment.
(The z-status' stocks screen defines certain (dead) creatures as fish/raw fish. These are subject to rotting/wear).
List of catchable fish