These saltwater fish are common
in the coastal waters near Mindartia.
Stackable: 12
Food Effects: (5 minutes, Mithra*)

Western analog of Uskumru.

Other Uses

Guild Points Value: 900 / 13,680 (15.2 items)
Resale Price: 300~307 gil
Guild Resale Price: 337~435 gil

Synthesis Recipes


Used in Recipes

Desynthesis Recipes


Obtained from Desynthesis

  • None

How to Obtain

Auction House Category: Food > Fish ( )

Mog Garden


"The seas right off the coast of Mindartia is where you'll find whole schools of bluetail.
Slices of Sardine should be good enough to get 'em to bite, but I'm not guaranteein' anything."
Skill Cap: 55
Size: Small (Something caught the hook!)
Location Bait Rods

Guild Merchants

Price: 1,350 - 8,928 gil
Name Location Guild
Mep Nhapopoluko Bibiki Bay (H-7) Fishermans' Guild
Open 1:00 - 18:00
Automatically restocked.
Rajmonda Ship bound for Selbina (Lower Deck) Fishermans' Guild
Open 1:00 - 23:00
Lokhong Ship bound for Mhaura (Lower Deck) Fishermans' Guild
Open 1:00 - 23:00
Graegham Selbina (H-9) Fishermans' Guild
Open 3:00 - 18:00
Babubu Port Windurst (C-8) Fishermans' Guild
Open 3:00 - 18:00
Chomo Jinjahl Windurst Waters, North (E-8) Culinarians' Guild
Open 5:00 - 20:00
Not automatically restocked.

Historical Background

It is unknown which fish the Bluetail could be based on. A heavy clue comes from the name of its Eastern analog, the Uskumru. This is derived from the Turkish uskumru, referring to a type of mackerel. Both mackerels and bluetails like tropical and temperate seas, both live offshore but can also be found in deep water near coast lines, both are known for their fighting ability, and (although the FFXI picture of a Bluetail lacks detail) they both appear to have a slim, cylindrical shape.

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