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Tiny Red Carp
Tiny Red Carp
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Profession: Pandaria Fishing [1+]

Zone: Dread Wastes, Kun-Lai Summit, The Jade Forest, Townlong Steppes

Approximate Catch Rate: 1 in 5,000

Tiny Red Carp
Tiny Red Carp
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral
Ground (hovers)

Floats about.

Vocalizations (on-click)

Fishing required.
3 allowed
Mists of Pandaria
Patch 5.2.0 | Posted: March 5, 2013
There are a total of four Tiny Carp that can be fished up in Pandaria:

The Tiny Red Carp can be fished up from Spinefish Schools. Additionally, it can be caught by casting into the Fish of the Day in Kun-Lai Summit.

Another way to obtain this pet is by fishing from open Sha-Touched water in Dread Wastes, Kun-Lai Summit, The Jade Forest (Widow's Wail only), and Townlong Steppes.

For more information on how to catch these aquatic pets, check out El's guide.
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Blasts the enemy with a spray of water, dealing 394 Aquatic damage.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Instantly deals 275 Beast damage and Poisons the target for 98 additional Elemental damage per round for 3 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

Restores 177 health to your team and calls down a cleansing rain for 9 rounds.


During a cleansing rain, the duration of hostile damage over time effects is reduced by 1 round and Aquatic abilities deal 25% more damage.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

Calls upon the healing streams, restoring 472 health to the user, and half that to other aquatic allies.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Causes a whirlpool to form under the enemy pet.


In two rounds, the opponent's pet will take 591 Aquatic damage and be rooted for 2 rounds.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
Requires Pet Level: 20

Reduces up to 78.8 damage from each attack against you and deals 59 Dragonkin damage each time you take direct damage.


Lasts 5 rounds.

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead

Passive: Purity 

Harmful damage over time effects are reduced by 50% on Aquatic pets.


Damage over time effects dealt by Aquatic pets are increased by 25%.


Damage Taken 

50% from Flying abilities

33% from Undead abilities

Dread Wastes — Pandaria
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Not too many recent comments, but I just fished at Fields of Niuzao right next to the trainer in open water, and after 713 casts caught my Tiny Red Carp! Good luck to everyone, but wanted to let you know that as of Shadowlands still seems able to get!

Jan 19, 2021 at 9:49am | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-us | Pets: 538 Compare collections | Score: 2863
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Over 3500 fish and 40+ sealed crates and I finally got it! I spent so much time at the pond in the field of Niuzao it was insane! But it does drop here, like everyone states. Now for the Blue and the White!

Mar 10, 2016 at 11:28pm | Edits: 0 | Rexxar-us | Pets: 1630 Compare collections | Score: 12689
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Got it on 1408th cast in Fields of Niuzao (after I started recording, maybe a few hundred other casts on a different character) in open water.  15 hours but maybe 20% of that time was idle. 935 skill.  Pulled 34 Flying Tiger Gourami as well which was a shame, having to watch all that Nat Pagle rep get thrown back in!

Oct 24, 2015 at 7:38am | Edits: 1 | Arathor-eu | Pets: 1313 Compare collections | Score: 10466
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After reading all the comments, I was prepared to spend my Saturday afternoon fishing.  I fished in the open water by the Temple with hat, charm and lure.  Total fishing level was 925.  I was really surprised to have caught it in less than an hour.  Thanks so much for all of your comments!  The information probably saved me hours!

Oct 17, 2015 at 1:28pm | Edits: 0 | Madoran-us | Pets: 1124 Compare collections | Score: 8942
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Got it after less then 200 casts! Do happy. Fishing skill 810.

Oct 10, 2015 at 12:21pm | Edits: 0 | Nagrand-eu | Pets: 1509 Compare collections | Score: 11172
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Got mine tonight, fishing in the pool near Niuzao Temple, open water.  I tried fishing in the few redbelly mandarin pools that popped up, too, but no luck there.  Also no luck in the spinefish pools.


I tend to believe the people who say that these don't drop out of spinefish schools, only from the open water near the Temple or there and redbelly mandarin pools.


My fishing skill is 889 buffed (fishing rod, hat, special fishing line) but I don't have the Pandaren Fishing Charm on this (my main) character).

Sep 12, 2015 at 12:23am | Edits: 0 | Black Dragonflight-us | Pets: 1609 Compare collections | Score: 12859
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Just got mine tonight. After about 1,340,000 casts. Seriously though, way too much time put in for this. I feel like putting it up in AH for 20k. About a week and a half, in temple water. Pandaren fishing charm. Spent a lot of time in sha waters, with no result, also....more prosperous fishing at temple, at least you can sell what you catch.

Apr 14, 2015 at 1:08am | Edits: 0 | Vashj-us | Pets: 640 Compare collections | Score: 3655
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Tonight I started fishing at Niuzao Temple about 10:30pm. I had equipped a Draenor Fishing Pole and a Highfish Hat, at 1:16am with a fishing skill of 1030, on my 368 cast not including missed catches, I caught my Tiny Red Carp. I have tired for weeks, researched and tested different areas and I believe that this is the best area to get your Tiny Red Carp. It may get a little frustrating at times but don't give up. Good Luck

Mar 16, 2015 at 2:40am | Edits: 0 | Garona-us | Pets: 1033 Compare collections | Score: 5840
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Many many hours spent fishing for this one carp. I've just done it at the Nizua Temple field.. I'm around 6+ hours of constant fishing. I like to fish, but wondering if I'm doing something wrong. I generally try to keep my fishing skill at 1000 - 1100+ but.. maybe that's too high? Is it possible that having my fishing too high might prevent me from catching it? Going to try lowering fishing to 780 and I'll get back to you.


Update - Well I'll be damned. 45 minutes with 830 fishing did it!

Mar 14, 2015 at 7:15pm | Edits: 1 | Rivendare-us | Pets: 593 Compare collections | Score: 2562
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Hello caught yesterday at lake near Nizaou Temple after 215 casts in open water. 850+ skill

Feb 1, 2015 at 6:41am | Edits: 1 | Blade's Edge-eu | Pets: 1711 Compare collections | Score: 13653
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Hi ! have a question about that Tiny Red Carp.Iv tryed a couple of spot like the corrupted lake in Kun-Lai summit and the lil lake close to Niuzao Temple.I have a fishing pole who give me 30+fishing+a bubber+75.Everyone say its better to get 725 or so fishing skills.Can i still fish that lil creature with 715 fishing skills ? Im over 5k cast now.Do im right and just have to be patient or there something i can do to get it faster ?

Oct 1, 2014 at 12:52am | Edits: 1 | Gorefiend-us | Pets: 1199 Compare collections | Score: 9592
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A guildie of mine got this pet for me on a whim on the auction house. It was already level 25, and I have to say that it's one of the most useful pets in my arsenal.  It has poison spit, which is amazing against critters, and spiked skin, which I love against moves like stampede, swarm, nut barrage, etc.  I've found it ideal when leveling my lower-level pets in Pandaria. Plus, bonus: it heals other aquatic pets on your team! I recommend this pet to anyone who's on a pet leveling streak like me.

Sep 7, 2014 at 3:15pm | Edits: 0 | Argent Dawn-eu | Pets: 430 Compare collections | Score: 1996
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Fished the lake in Fields of Niuzao with skill level 780.  Caught it in less than 200 casts, came up with a redbelly mandarin.  At my fishing level, I was catching a good number of golden carp as well, but that didn't seem to hinder the drop.  Of course, probably just insanely lucky.

Jul 27, 2014 at 11:04am | Edits: 0 | The Sha'tar-eu | Pets: 700 Compare collections | Score: 3630
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1700+ in the spinefish pools around Binan Village and still nothing. Gonna go try the Temple lake open waters now. I can't stand looking at sha waters any more lol.

Jul 17, 2014 at 11:52pm | Edits: 0 | Medivh-us | Pets: 1714 Compare collections | Score: 13709
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Got it in 8 min!! +150 lure and +5 hat and +20 fishing pole. By the Ox temple.

Jul 2, 2014 at 5:53pm | Edits: 0 | Malorne-us | Pets: 925 Compare collections | Score: 5617
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Also confirm the lake near Nizao temple. Caught in about 60 casts on max level fishing toon with +100 lure, Nat's hat, boots and Kalu'ak fishing pole. 


FAR better than the umpteen spinefish pools I did. 

Apr 14, 2014 at 12:48pm | Edits: 0 | Garrosh-us | Pets: 1263 Compare collections | Score: 10077
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This pet has really nice abilites - not sure why no one uses it.  Any time you get two hit slots and one heal - that's a decent pet.

Mar 6, 2014 at 10:32am | Edits: 0 | Azjol-Nerub-us | Pets: 609 Compare collections | Score: 2963
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I just found this guy on AH for 1000g - Ive never hit buy so fast!

Feb 23, 2014 at 4:07pm | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-eu | Pets: 1170 Compare collections | Score: 6944
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I concur with Nizua Temple, 12 minutes worth of fishing and I had this guy, after fishing sha pools for several days.  :D

Jan 22, 2014 at 3:43pm | Edits: 0 | Ysera-us | Pets: 870 Compare collections | Score: 4234
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This guy is a pain.  1400 + casts in the fileds of Nauzu and nothing yet :(

Dec 19, 2013 at 4:28pm | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-us | Pets: 591 Compare collections | Score: 3513
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The red scales on these fish are believed to be a warning to predators of the Townlong Steppes and the Dread Wastes that their flesh is toxic. Dedicated fishermen can sometimes befriend one.
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