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The name of the creature (singular, eg. "griffin" not "griffins"). Titles are unnecessary if the name of the page is the same as the page url (ie. if you're creating "Creatures/Griffin" you don't need to put "Griffin" in the Title because it's already there; but if you're creating "Creatures/Firefox", you do need to put "Firefox (Feanaro)" in the Title since the creature has two names).

Describe the creature briefly (eg. "Summary: The Hind, deadly monster of legend.").

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Name: Helfish (also Black Bass, Sun Bass, or Sun Fish)

Category: Useful

Type: Aquatic

Size: Small

Region: Coastal, Aquatic

Rarity: Common

Lifespan: 1 `- 7 years/months

How long does the creature normally live for? Try to include the minimum and maximum age possible, or the average.

Appearance

Helfishes are known for their pitch black scales which glimmer under the sun. They can grow as large as 45cm and pretty much look like any other fish besides that and their slender forked tail.

Please give as detailed a physical description as possible.

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Behaviour

Helfishes are particularly fond of riding up to the sands with the waves and basking under the sun for as long as half an hour which usually happens at the first break of morning; they "kick" with their tails to return to sea. This activity is reduced upon the onset of rain or snow or other weather disturbances that hide the sun. This, also, makes catching them very easy.

How does the creature normally behave? Does it act differently towards other species, or at certain times of the year (eg. during mating season some animals might become much more aggressive). For the sake of roleplay, we're especially interested in how it interacts with humanoids.

Diet: Helfish eat anything that's smaller than them although if the prey fights, they tend to back away. They are also known to eat their own young which they often mistake for food if it is still within its first four months.

What does the creature usually eat? (You could just put something general like "carnivore" if the creature isn't fussy about what meat it eats, or you can be specific.)

Habitat: Helfishes are found mainly in the coastal regions near the Nubian Delta.

What kind of living conditions does the creature require to survive (eg. an arctic penguin would need arctic conditions, while a tropical fish would need lots of warm water). This field is related to the "Regions" field, but more specific.

Breeding: The Helfishes reach maturation on their sixth year, at which time they find a mate. Male Helfishes are not burdened with looking after the young and can look for other female Helfishes but female Helfishes can only lay eggs once. They can lay up to four eggs at a time.

This section is a place where you can provide breeding information (eg. how often does the creature mate? Does it need any special requirements such as a specific temperature or absolute silence in order to successfully reproduce? How long does it take for its young to grow up? etc). This section is especially useful if the creature has unusual breeding conditions.

Special Information

Please separate individual attributes into their own bullet points.

Strengths/Abilities:

Does the creature have any special abilities, like the firefox's flameburst or the unicorn's healing properties?

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Weaknesses:

Does the creature have any particular weaknesses, like the fire elemental's weakness to water? (You should try to keep a balance between strengths and weaknesses. ;))

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Uses:

Can the creature be used, in whole or in part, for instance as ingredients in healing potions or to make a special kind of paper, etc? If so, remember to put a Useful tag at the bottom of the profile.

  • Helfishes are mostly eaten. A young Helfish would have moist, tender pinkish meat while an adult one's meat would be coarser, tougher and white. Either kinds of meat have a sweet taste to them.
  • Some skilled crafters also use their scales for jewelry with no special characteristic other than they sparkle under the sun.

Origin: ...

Where did the creature come from? Did it evolve naturally from another species, was it one of Xanth's experiments, was it introduced artificially from another habitat, etc?

Other Info: ...

This is a space to include any further information you feel would be of interest.

Creator: Liv?

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Creatures Aquatic Coastal Small Useful Ao Coast

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