DF2014:Captured live fish

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A captured live fish is caught using the "capture live fish" command given at a fishery. A dwarf with the fishing labor will then attempt to catch an aquatic vermin live using an available animal trap. The fish will then be placed into an available aquarium. Unlike normal fishing, which will be done at any suitable location, the "capture live fish" command will only capture fish from an explicitly designated fishing zone.

Only vermin fish can be captured with this method. To capture regular-sized fish, underwater cage traps are required. In addition, ordering your dwarves to move a captured regular-sized fish to an aquarium may result in the fish being instantly air drowned due to a bug.Bug:1590

Captured turtles and moghoppers can be used as pets. A captured moghopper is also used to make five units of mog juice using the fishery's "extract from live fish" command. This extract can be used for cooking and trading.

This task will wait for an available animal trap forever, occupying a fishery when none are available. While the fishery waits, fish cleaners cannot perform their automatic task of preparing raw fish.

Note: a constructed animal trap can not be used unless it is deconstructed. (q->x).