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Tiny Red Carp
Tiny Red Carp
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Profession: 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.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 13.6% have it
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 157 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 Taken 

50% from Flying abilities

33% from Undead abilities

Dread Wastes — Pandaria
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Tiny Red Carp can be found in:


Pools of Spinefish


And the 'inland' open waters of Southern Kun-Lai Summit, Townlong Steppes and Sha waters of Dread Wastes.


Your max fishing skill is watever you can make it with rods, hats, lures and enchants. Higher skills = less junk = better odds


Check with Ben of the Booming Voice for fish of the day pools



More info at El's Extreme Angling



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Have fun and good luck :)

Apr 12, 2013 at 8:47pm | Edits: 0 | Uldaman-US | Pets: 637 Compare collections | Score: 3683
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 Everyone wants these carps, none use them in pet battles....

Jul 20, 2013 at 5:27pm | Edits: 1 | Kazzak-EU | Pets: 839 Compare collections | Score: 5001
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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: 889 Compare collections | Score: 5160
Site MVPSylvëra 
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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
Site MVPAdorabella_x 
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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: 938 Compare collections | Score: 5591
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Open water fishing at the small lake next to Niuzao Temple worked for me. (Fishing skill was at 727). Took <200 casts in duration of split fishing over two days. Good luck everyone.

Sep 9, 2013 at 1:28pm | Edits: 0 | Ravencrest-EU | Pets: 823 Compare collections | Score: 4583
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Took 593 casts before I was able to pull the Tiny Red Carp up in the little lake located at 35.7 - 53.3 in the Fields of Niuzao in Townlong Steppes.


All casts in open water (not in pools) with skill 790.


This was the last in the carp lineup I need, so I'm pretty stoked right now :)

Jul 3, 2013 at 11:06am | Edits: 0 | Bronzebeard-EU | Pets: 900 Compare collections | Score: 5378
Top RaterClbulen 
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Caught this little guy today from the lake in open water near Niauzo Temple in Townlong Steppes.


367 Casts over a period of several days.


Fishing skill of 780: Kalu'ak fishing pole and a Heat-Treated Spinning Lure.


So glad my Tiny Carp family is now complete!  Good luck to you Fishermen/Women on catching yours!

Jun 30, 2013 at 5:06pm | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-US | Pets: 684 Compare collections | Score: 3681
Top RaterIcehole 
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Over 1200 casts in Kun Lai Summit in Sha-Touched pools got nothing, took Equinox tip and moved to Townlong at the little lake by the Temple (35, 52).  With in 20 minutes of fishing in open water I got the Tiny Red Carp.


Thanks, Equinox


715 Fishing skill

Jun 10, 2013 at 10:49am | Edits: 0 | Magtheridon-US | Pets: 770 Compare collections | Score: 4581
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To answer Sweetdr0ps, the reason is because the Red Carp drops from Spinefish pools, and of all the useable fish in Pandaria, Spinefish are the LEAST valuable. And yet the pools (and the open water surrounding them) are in places that require the highest skill. So, if you are fishing in open water, there's more of a chance of trash fish instead of good fish, or the Red Carp. And since fewer people farm spinefish, there are fewer Red Carp on the AH, despite having the same drop rate. 

Jun 8, 2013 at 5:22pm | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 865 Compare collections | Score: 5169
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136 stacks of fish later, numerous sealed crates, the rock in the middle of the pond now in the shape of my dwarven tuchus and still no tiny carp. 

Mar 31, 2013 at 12:43pm | Edits: 0 | Norgannon-US | Pets: 601 Compare collections | Score: 2984
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After fishing for 1100 casts in Kun Lai Summit in Sha-Touched pools I finally gave up and moved to Townlong in the little lake by the Temple.  After only 10 minutes of fishing in open water I caught my Tiny Red Carp.  I should have listened to all the other posts and moved there first!!! *35 casts.



790 Fishing skill

Mar 29, 2013 at 11:42am | Edits: 1 | Frostmane-EU | Pets: 732 Compare collections | Score: 4173
Site MVPAudran 
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At last, caught from the lake in open water near Niauzo Temple in Townlong Steppes.


I had 735 fishing skill and took 4.908 casts (9h00 elapsed) according Fishing buddy... Hardest carp to catch :s



Mar 19, 2013 at 6:22pm | Edits: 0 | Hyjal-EU | Pets: 950 Compare collections | Score: 5682
Top RaterOpallena 
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Fished up from the lake by the Niauzo Temple in Townlong Steppes. had 735 fishing skill and took around 325ish casts; I didnt have the required 725 skill during my first session for this guy so my numbers are probably off

Mar 18, 2013 at 7:57pm | Edits: 0 | Nazjatar-US | Pets: 928 Compare collections | Score: 5551
Site MVPGwenolyn 
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I also got mine in the lake in Niazao Fields in open water. Had fishing skill between 790 and 820 the whole time. Fished over 2,000-2,500 casts for this one in various places that were said to contain it.


Hope this helps someone!

Mar 15, 2013 at 4:00pm | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-US | Pets: 911 Compare collections | Score: 5449
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I fished this guy at the lake near Niuzao, didn't cast in schools, took about 300 casts. Also stood on the rocks in the lake to fish undisturbed.

Mar 13, 2013 at 10:14pm | Edits: 0 | Azuremyst-US | Pets: 631 Compare collections | Score: 3447
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Caught mine last night at the small lake just north of Niuzao Temple. I stood on one of the rocks in the middle of the water to avoid the mobs that pat around. Open water, 50ish casts using Kalu'ak Fishing Pole, Weather Beaten Fishing Hat and Pandaren Fishing Charm.

Mar 13, 2013 at 12:54pm | Edits: 0 | Llane-US | Pets: 515 Compare collections | Score: 2908
Site MVPShaytan 
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After about 450 casts I was able to pull this guy up in the the pond/little lake in the Fields of Niuzao in Townlong Steppes.


I tried over 1000 casts in the Sha-Touched Waters near Binan Village in Kun-Lai Summit without success.

Mar 9, 2013 at 10:11pm | Edits: 1 | Deathwing-US | Pets: 876 Compare collections | Score: 5237
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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: 830 Compare collections | Score: 4602
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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 | Hellfire-EU | Pets: 759 Compare collections | Score: 4321
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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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