Habitats, behavior, and biologyEdit
Salmon are one of the common fish in Skyrim and are found either swimming up waterfalls or in non-moving puddles.
Smaller fish such as the Abecean Longfin and Cyrodilic Spadetail tend to school together to increase their appearance size in hopes to deter predators. Males are usually more brightly colored and display fancier tails to attract females.
Slaughterfish are the only species that are extremely aggressive and will go after larger prey, even unsuspecting travelers and swimmers. They have razor sharp teeth and will attack in small groups. Salmon and Slaughterfish are the only fish that lay eggs; the rest give live births. You can easily find Slaughterfish eggs along lake beds and streams.
Some fish can be put in a fish hatchery with the construction of a house with Hearthfire DLC installed.
Other aquatic speciesEdit
- All types of fish can be shot at with arrows. They will float to the surface when 'dead' and can be picked up and moved around or harvested.
- Using the Unrelenting Force shout or area of effect Destruction spells such as Ice Storm is a good way to catch fish en-mass, as they will float to the surface and be much easier to collect. Salmon killed this way will also produce Salmon Roe (only with Hearthfire).
- Most (possibly all) living fish in Skyrim are "immoveable" and the player will collide with them. It should also be noted that while landing in deep water will always break any fall, if you are unfortunate enough to actually land on a fish it will have the same consequence as if you were to land on solid ground.
|Creatures and Enemies (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)|
|Animals||Ants • Bear • Cave Bear • Chicken • Cow • Deer • Dog • Elk • Fox • Goat • Hawk • Horker • Horse |
Ice Wolf • Mammoth • Mudcrab • Rabbit • Sabre Cat • Salmon • Skeever • Slaughterfish • Snow Bear • Snow Fox • Wolf
|Creatures||Chaurus • Frostbite Spider • Frost Troll • Giant • Hagraven • Ice Wraith • Spriggan • Troll|
|Daedra||Dremora • Flame Atronach • Frost Atronach • Storm Atronach|
|Undead||Corrupted Shade • Dragon Priest • Draugr • Ghost • Magic Anomaly • Skeleton |
Subjugated Ghost • Wisp • Wispmother • Vampire
|Animunculi||Dwarven Centurion • Dwarven Sphere • Dwarven Spider|
|Dragons||Dragon • Blood Dragon • Frost Dragon • Elder Dragon • Ancient Dragon • Skeletal Dragon|