The blackfish was a relatively common species of fish notable for their small size, black skin, and colored stripes. They could be found on multiple worlds throughout the galaxy, including lush worlds like Naboo and Yavin 4, or even more arid planet's like Lok and Tatooine. Through the act of fishing, it was possible to lure and catch blackfish and use their meat as ingredients in various foodstuffs.
Biology and appearance[edit | edit source]
Although some species of blackfish were considered rare, they were for the most part quite common. They could be found swimming in the bodies of water of multiple worlds throughout the galaxy, including Corellia, Dantooine, Dathomir, Endor, Naboo, Rori, Talus, and Yavin 4. They could even be found in the sulfur pools and rivers of Lok, and in the few oases of the desert world of Tatooine. Small and black, with beady dark eyes, one of the blackfish's most distinguishing features were their stripes, which could come in a variety of different hues. By affixing various forms of bait to a fishing pole, including grubs, insects or worms, it was possible for individuals to lure and reel blackfish out of the water through the act of fishing. After being caught, blackfish meat could be used as ingredients in various foodstuffs.
History[edit | edit source]
During the time of the Galactic Civil War, following the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY, a spacer scoured the galaxy for fish, including a particularly rare variety of blackfish. Upon catching the blackfish, and six other species of rare fish, the spacer became recognized as a novice angler.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Blackfish were included as fishable creatures in the 2003 video game Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts, prior to its closure on December 15, 2011. Players who used fishing poles could catch blackfish on all the original worlds of Star Wars Galaxies, including Corellia, Dantooine, Dathomir, Endor, Lok, Naboo, Rori, Talus, Tatooine, and Yavin 4. According to the game files, blackfish could have also been found on Taanab, but that world was cut from the final release of Galaxies, rendering that particular information ambiguous in the Star Wars Legends continuity.
As with most other fish in the game, blackfish could be harvested for their resources. With the release of Chapter 7: A Collection of Heroes on November 1, 2007, a collection quest titled The Reel Life was added to the game. To complete this collection, players had to successfully catch seven fish, including a "Rare Blackfish" which could be found on any of the original aforementioned worlds. Completing this collection would award the player with the title of "Novice Angler." Although players could choose not to complete this collection, this article assumes 100% game completion.