- This article is about the non-enemy character. For the Goldfish item, see Goldfish (item). For the enemy, see Corrupt Goldfish.
Goldfish are benign background characters that cannot harm the player, similar to Bunnies. They have only 5 health, and can be damaged by other mobs, which always result in their instant death. Dead Goldfish drop the Goldfish item, a crafting material.
- It is not possible to kill Goldfish by forcing them out of water. They will simply flop around on the ground continuously.
- The Fish Statue can be used to farm the Goldfish drop. Dart Traps or Lava can be used to kill the Goldfish as they spawn.
- Another farming method is to find a water body where Goldfish spawn, and corrupt one of them with Vile Powder. Further spawned Goldfish will be killed by the corrupt one, leaving behind the Goldfish item. The Corrupt Goldfish will likely despawn when off-screen for too long, and new Goldfish will not spawn while the entire water body is on-screen; keeping an area of the water off-screen may allow new fish to spawn while keeping the Corrupt one around.