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Stardew Valley Fish Pond Guide: Everything You Need To Know

The Stardew Valley Fish Pond is one of several “Farm Buildings” available in the open-ended country-life RPG. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about the Fish Pond and what it does!

Stardew Valley is the game that keeps on giving. Its open-ended structure means that it is theoretically impossible to finish! Some of you may think this is a horrific sentiment, and others may love the idea. Either way, that’s what Stardew Valley is. 

One thing which I particularly enjoy is the alternative farming methods Stardew Valley has made available to players. If growing crops isn’t your cup of tea, fear not! You can always build a Fish Pond instead and start your very own Fishery (if that’s even a thing!)

If it isn’t, maybe it should be! 

Stardew Valley Fish Pond Takes Up A 5×5 Space

On top of the 5×5 space you’ll need for each Fish Pond, you’ll also need a few resources. 

Stardew Valley Fish Pond Guide
Credit: Stardew Valley Wiki

Fish Pond Build Cost: 5,000g

Fish Pond Building Materials: Stone (200), Seaweed (5), Green Algae (5)

A Fish Pond can be used to farm nearly every type of fish in Stardew Valley, including Night Market and Crab Pot fish. While in the Fish Pond, they’ll produce Roe and an assortment of other random items. Roe can be sold with a price dependent on the base selling price of the fish it’s come from. A fish you catch from a Fish Pond will always be regular in quality, but you can do this without the fishing minigame. It also doesn’t affect Tackle Durability or use up any Bait, thankfully. 

It’s important to note that only one type of fish is held in a Fish Pond at one time. In order to populate the pond and start it all off, you need to right-click on the Fish Pond while holding the desired fish. This will “throw” the fish in. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work with any of the Legendary Fish available… But on the plus side, the fish reproduce by themselves, so there’s nothing to worry about once you’ve put one in!

Another thing that’s worth noting is that fishing in a Fish Pond does not empty it! Rather, the fish that you have in there will continue to reproduce unless you specifically select “Empty Pond”. This will mean you can repopulate it, though it does destroy any fish that are inside at the time.

Stardew Valley Fish Pond Guide
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For a detailed look at the reproduction rate of all the fish, which items they produce, and what you need to do to complete the capacity increases of the Pond…

You can check out the Stardew Valley Wiki page here:
Stardew Valley Wiki Fish Pond

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