Stardew Valley Ice Pip: All You Need To Know

Welcome to our post on the Stardew Valley Ice Pip!

A rare fish that thrives in extremely cold conditions.

Fish Behavior

Size7-9 In.


An ice pip is a type of fish that is obtainable through Fishing. It is a light blue colored fish that spawns in very cold locations. The other fish that’s found in the same location is the Ghostfish.

Though it’s not a Legendary Fish, ice pips are one of the more difficult fishes to find and catch.

Where to find an Ice Pip

Ice Pips can be caught on level 60 of the Mines during any weather, season, and time of day. The Mines are located in the northeast corner of the map, just to the right of Linus’ camp and west of the Adventurer’s Guild.

How To Catch an Ice Pip

Since ice pips exhibit dart behavior and are have a low spawn rate, it’s a good idea to maximize your chances of successfully reeling it in. To do this, you should use the Iridium fishing pole, bait, and the trap bobber.

What to do with an Ice Pip

Ice pips are not used in any bundles, or quests, and no villagers like getting it as a gift. Demetrius, Elliot, Leo, Linus, Pam, Sebastian, and Willy are all neutral to receiving an ice pip as a gift. Meanwhile, everyone else either dislikes it or hates it.

It can be crafted into three basic recipes: Maki Roll, Quality Fertilizer, and Sashimi. Though, all of these recipes can be crafted using any fish in the game; and both Sashimi and Maki Rolls sell for significantly less than the cost of just the actual fish.

Ice pips are also used in making the fishing hat with the sewing machine, and as blue dye in the dye pots inside Emily and Haley’s house.

It can be sold at a base price of 500g, 625g for the silver quality, and 750g for the gold quality. A ice pip can be caught in the size range of 7-9 inches. When consumed, you will receive a boost of 38 energy, and 17 health.

The most profitable, long-term thing to do with ice pips are to place them in a fish pond. This is because ice pips produce several profitable items depending on the capacity of the farm. It starts out with roe at a population of 1, iron ore at a population of 3, and frozen geodes, frozen tears, and even diamonds at a population of 9.



LocationMine (Level 60)
Level RequirementFishing Level 5 Minimum

Healing Effect

Energy Gain38 Energy
Health Gain17 Health

Meet the author

What initially hooked me into Stardew Valley was how much there was to uncover and learn as you played through it. What got me to stay was how rich the characters' stories were! Abigail, Emily, and Shane will always be my favorites.

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