Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Fusion Fish & Farms Mini-Guide


This is a “mini-guide” for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium, with only the Fusion Fish & Farms  information, split out to be faster & easier to load on mobile devices. Feel free to add to your Homescreen for easy access!
See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information or the Addendum below for other relevant posts.

Updated for the January Fusion Update version 1.5.7.

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Fusion Fish

Fusion fish are special fish created using a base fish and some “farm materials” such as Seaweed, Calms, etc. Making a Fusion fish generally adds to the base multiplier of all Vitality you earn, potentially multiplying Vitality several thousand times over!

Fusion Fish can be created with the “Fish Plus” icon subtab at the top of the main Fish tab. This is an important feature of the game for maximizing Vitality and also used in some new Events but it’s not explained in the game’s tutorial at all, so I’ve included all you need to know here..

Important Fusion notes:

  • You’ll want to start gathering Farm Materials like Seaweed as soon as possible
  • Only one fish at most is “consumed” when fusing, it’s not really “fusion”
    • Additionally, the next fish price and base vitality multiplier remain the same as well, so nothing is really lost, just transferred
  • Layering of multipliers is additive rather than multiplicative
    • Two 10% multipliers result in 20% more than base vitality, not 21%
    • You can check your total multiplier at any time in the Manage Fish menu
  • Converting a fish will reduce its count for the Collection
    • Any completed Collections will remain finished regardless and no negative side effects will happen
    • It’s best not to worry too much about this unless you’re actively chasing a collection. You’ll need DL vitality to complete the last Collections, and in the stretch from AC to DL you’ll have plenty of time to create spare fish for Collection and Fusion
  • A few of the new Fusion Fish don’t have a base fish
    • These can be created without “consuming” a fish but have far lower multipliers and cost large amounts of Seaweed/etc

Farms & Seaweed

In the Coral tab there are now Farms in the Seaweed/Crab subtab at the top right. Farms slowly produce materials used in Fish Fusion like Seaweed, Crabs, Clams, etc. This makes them very very important, as Fusion fish add to your fish variety and increase your vitality earning rate! You’ll also be needed a stockpile of Fusion materials for Events to fuse prior year’s Event fish.

You can instantly produce Materials by consuming Pearls at a rate of one pearl per minute, but it’s extremely wasteful to do so and AbyssRium is a slow game. Just wait, there are far better things to spend Pearls on. Just unlock each farm and let waiting do it’s thing. Note that it costs a day’s worth of pearls to speed up a mere 50 minutes of production for a single resource!


Note that if you mess with the clock, change Timezones, or load a save from the cloud, your farms timers may temporarily be longer than they should. If, say, the seaweed farm is over 10 minutes away from being done, it will reset back to being a 10 minute timer as soon as the first timer is done. It’s just an anti-cheating method that will reset itself.

Seaweed Farm
  • Fresh Seaweed Coral required
  • Price: 50 Pearls
  • Rate: 10 Seaweed every 10 minutes
  • You can earn the 50 Pearls for the Seaweed farm in a single day by completing the Daily Mission at the Trophy icon. It’s important to unlock this farm as soon as possible.
Clam Farm
  • Mysterious Starfish required
  • Price: 300 Seaweed
  • Rate: 10 Clams every 60 minutes
Sea Urchin Farm
  • Price: 300 Clams
  • Rate: 10 Sea Urchins every 120 minutes
Crab Farm
  • Price: 300 Sea Urchins
  • Rate: 10 Crabs every 3 hours
Krill Farm
  • Coming Soon, probably January at the current rate

Fusion Fish Efficiency

Thanks to /u/FarmerLesbian, fellow AbyssRium subreddit mod, here’s a chart of how “efficient” each Fusion fish is. Higher numbers in the far right column are “better”, though what’s actually best depends on what fish you have to spare for Fusion, how much of each resource you have stockpiled, etc. These values assume you have 0 of any material and have equal access to all fish for simplicity. Original chart here.

FishCostBonus:
Time
Bonus:
Cost
(x1000)
Angels100/400.080.882
Bonito600/90/450.020.089
Butterflies100/40/50.090.875
Clownfish500.061.000
Common Dolphin0/80/40/250.060.355
D. Damsel
BW Chromis
S Dottyback
200/30/50.080.568
Damsels100/200.100.909
Flatback Turtle0/60/30/200.070.370
G. Chromis100/20/50.130.893
Gobies50/100.100.909
Porcupine
Puffer
100/40/100.100.870
Red Lobsters200/30/150.020.094
Saltwater Croc0/100/60/300.010.054
Tangs75/150.100.909
V. Puffer
S. Seahorse
100/20/200.100.870

The difference between bonus:time and bonus:cost depends on whether you rate the resource cost (probably the best way to go) or the absolute minimum time to purchase an item.

Generally the Butterflies are best if you have few Urchins but many of the other resources, while there’s a 5 way tie for most efficient if you’re starting from scratch. Clownfish are also impressively effective considering their low cost, needing only one type of material.

Really, you can’t go particularly wrong other than the Lobsters and Bonito; those two have drastically lower payouts to compensate for them not requiring a base fish.

Fusion Fish List

Most Fusion fish are quite straightforward; own two of the Base Fish listed and the fish will be available to create in the Fusion subtab of the Fish tab. There are two Hidden Fusion Fish which cause some confusion; unlike all other Hidden Fish these two are found at the Fusion Fish tab, not the normal fish tab.

Do not panic if you don’t have the latest update, they always have slow update rollouts and there is nothing you can do about it.


  • Monk Seal (Limited Time)
    • Available until March 30th.
    • Base Fish: None
    • Material: 120 Clams, 80 Sea Urchins, 40 Crabs
    • Vitality Bonus: 10%
  • Manatee (Limited Time Event)
    • Available until February 26th
    • Base fish: None
    • Material: 120 Clams, 80 Sea Urchins, 40 Crabs
    • Vitality bonus: 10%
  • Saltwater Crocodile (Limited Time Event)
    • Available until January 25th
    • Base fish: None
    • Material: 100 Clams, 60 Sea Urchins, 30 Crabs
    • Vitality bonus: 10%
  • Marine Otter (Limited Time Event)
    • Base fish: None
    • Material: 400 Seaweed, 60 Clams, 30 Sea Urchins
    • Vitality bonus: 10%
    • Available for a month, until the start of October
  • Pink Skunk Clownfish
    • Base fish: Percula Clownfish x2
    • Material: 50 seaweed
    • Vitality bonus: 5%
  • Wyoming White Clownfish
    • Base fish: Red Clownfish x2
    • Material: 50 seaweed
    • Vitality bonus: 5%
  • Juggalo Clownfish
    • Base fish: Blue Clownfish x2
    • Material: 50 seaweed
    • Vitality bonus: 5%
  • Firecracker Goby
    • Base fish: Fire Goby
    • Material: 50 seaweed, 10 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 10%
  • Pretty Rose Goby
    • Base fish: Blue Banded Goby
    • Material: 50 seaweed, 10 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 10%
  • Skunk Tilefish
    • Base fish: Helfrich’s Firefish
    • Material: 50 seaweed, 10 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 10%
  • Wheeler’s Shrimp Goby
    • Base fish: Scissortail Goby
    • Material: 50 seaweed, 10 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 10%
  • Half Black Mimic Tang
    • Base fish: Powder Blue Tang
    • Material: 75 seaweed, 15 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 15%
  • Sailfin Tang
    • Base fish: Achilles Tang
    • Material: 75 seaweed, 15 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 15%
  • White Tail Tang
    • Base fish: Clown Tang
    • Material: 75 seaweed, 15 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 15%
  • White Tang
    • Base fish: Yellow Tang
    • Material:75 seaweed, 15 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 15%
  • Bluespine Unicorn Tang
    • Base fish: Convict Tang
    • Material: 75 seaweed, 15 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 15%
  • Neon Velvet Damsel
    • Base fish: Blue Fin Damsel
    • Material: 100 seaweed, 20 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 20%
  • Pink Smith Damsel
    • Base fish: Bluegreen Chromis
    • Material: 100 seaweed, 20 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 20%
  • Three Stripe Damsel
    • Base fish: Black Bar Chromis
    • Material: 100 seaweed, 20 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 20%
  • Bandit Angel
    • Base fish: Asfur Angel
    • Material: 100 seaweed, 40 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 30%
  • Lemon Peel Angel
    • Base fish: Peppermint Angel
    • Material: 100 seaweed, 40 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 30%
  • Maze Angel
    • Base fish: Scribbled Angelfish
    • Material: 100 seaweed, 40 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 30%
  • Panda Bicolor Angel
    • Base fish: Bicolor Angel
    • Material: 100 seaweed, 40 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 30%
  • Wantabe Angel
    • Base fish: Queen Angelfish
    • Material: 100 seaweed, 40 clams
    • Vitality bonus: 30%
  • Domino Damsel
    • Base Fish: Juvenile Pinnate Spadefish
    • Material: 200 seaweed, 30 Clams, 5 Sea Urchins
    • Vitality Bonus: 25%
  • Black and White Chromis
    • Base Fish:  Cross Damsel
    • Material: 200 seaweed, 30 Clams, 5 Sea Urchins
    • Vitality Bonus: 25%
  • Strawberry Dottyback
    • Base fish: Orchid Dottyback
    • Material: 200 seaweed, 30 Clams, 5 Sea Urchins
    • Vitality Bonus: 25%
  • Foureye Butterfly
    • Base Fish:  Burgess Butterfly
    • Material: 100 seaweed, 40 clams, and 5 sea urchins
    • Vitality Bonus: 35%
  • Longnose Butterfly
    • Base Fish: Raccoon Butterfly
    • Material: 100 seaweed, 40 clams, and 5 sea urchins
    • Vitality Bonus: 35%
  • Porcupine Puffer
    • Base Fish: Camel Cowfish
    • Material: 100 seaweed, 40 clams, and 5 sea urchins
    • Vitality Bonus: 40%
  • Valentinni’s Sharpnose Puffer
    • Unlock: This is not actually a hidden fish. Just have 2 Eastern Smooth Boxfish and the Sea Urchin farm to unlock it
      • It does have a glitchy secondary unlock which can activate “early”, but it’s entirely irrelevant since you can’t actually create it without fulfilling the regular conditions anyway.
    • Base Fish: Eastern Smooth Boxfish
    • Material: 100 seaweed, 20 clams, 20 sea urchins
    • Vitality Bonus: 40%
  • Sindonis Seahorse
    • Base Fish: Orange seahorse
    • Material: 100 seaweed, 20 clams, 20 sea urchins
    • Vitality Bonus: 40%
  • Red Lobsters (Hidden)
    • Unlock: Use Delicous Food 100 times
      • Did you know most lobsters only turn red during cooking?
        • RIP
    • Base Fish: None
    • Material: 200 seaweed, 30 Clams, 15 Sea Urchins
    • Vitality Bonus: 5%
  • Bonito (Hidden, Fusion)
    • Unlock: Take a picture of Bonito. Yes, like the Marlin…
    • Base Fish: None
    • Material: 600 seaweed, 90 Clams, 45 Sea Urchins
    • Vitality Bonus: 15%
  • Yellowline Goby
    • Base Fish: Yellow Watchman Goby
      • 3 needed to unlock
    • Material: 50 seaweed, 10 clams
    • Vitality Bonus: 10%
  • Green Chromis
    • Base Fish: Black and Gold Damsel
      • 3 needed to unlock
    • Material: 100 seaweed, 20 clams, 5 Sea Urchins
    • Vitality Bonus: 25%
  • Masked Angelfish
    • Base Fish: French Angel
      • 3 needed to unlock
      • Doesn’t appear to count forwards Peppermint Angel, oddly.
    • Material: 100 seaweed, 40 clams
    • Vitality Bonus: 30%
  • Flatback Turtle (Hidden)
    • Unlock: Own 20 kinds of Fusion Fish
    • Base Fish: Kemps Ridley
    • Material: 60 clams, 30 sea urchins, 20 Crabs
    • Vitality Bonus: 40%
  • Right Whale Dolphin (Hidden)
    • Unlock: Own 30 kinds of Fusion Fish
    • Base Fish: Bottlenose Dolphin
    • Material: 80 clams, 40 sea urchins, 25 Crabs
    • Vitality Bonus: 50%
    • Formerly incorrectly called “Common Dolphin”
  • Tomato Clownfish
    • Unlock: Own 3 Snowflake Clownfish
    • Base Fish: Snowflake Clownfish
    • Material: 50 Seaweed
    • Vitality Bonus: 5%
  • Golden Dottyback
    • Unlock: Own 3 Diadem Dottyback
    • Base Fish: Diadem Dottyback
    • Material:  100 Seaweed, 20 Clams, 5 Sea Urchins
    • Vitality Bonus: 15%
  • Speckled Butterflyfish
    • Unlock: Own 3 Springer Dottyback
    • Base Fish: 
    • Material: 100 Seaweed, 40 Clams, 5  Sea Urchins
    • Vitality Bonus: 15%
  • Salmon Snailfish
    • Unlock: Own 3 Panther Grouper
    • Base Fish: Panther Grouper
    • Material:  40 Clams, 25 Sea Urchins
    • Vitality Bonus: 25%
  • Houndfish 
    • Unlock: Own 3 Gulper Eel
    • Base Fish: Gulper Eel
    • Material:  60 Clams, 30 Sea Urchins, 20 Crabs
    • Vitality Bonus: 40%
  • Porcupine Ray
    • Unlock: 3 Spotted Eagle Ray 
    • Base Fish: Spotted Eagle Ray
    • Material:  60 Clams, 30 Sea Urchins, 20 Crabs
    • Vitality Bonus: 40%
  • Albacore Tuna
    • Unlock: Own 35 kinds of Fusion Fish
    • Base Fish: Cuttlefish
    • Material:  80 Clams, 40 Sea Urchins, 25 Crabs
    • Vitality Bonus: 50%
  • Blacktip Reef Shark
    • Unlock: Own 3 Thresher Shark
      • Taking a picture of a hammerhead seems to also work for some reason
    • Base Fish: Thresher Shark
    • Material: 80 Clams, 40 Sea Urchins, 25 Crabs
    • Vitality Bonus: 50%
  • Eightbanded Butterflyfish
    • Unlock: Own 3 Lined Butterfly
    • Base Fish:  Lined Butterfly
    • Materials: 200 Seaweed, 30 Clams, 15 Urchins
    • Vitality Bonus: 25%
  • Red Gurnard
    • Unlock: Own 3 Blobfish
    • Base Fish: Blobfish
    • Materials: 40 Clams, 25 Urchins
    • Vitality Bonus: 25%
  • Olive Ridley Turtle
    • Unlock: Own 3 Loggerhead Turtles
    • Base Fish: Loggerhead Turtle
    • Materials: 60 Clams, 50 Urchins, 20 Crabs
    • Vitality Bonus: 40%
  • Wahoo
    • Unlock: Take a picture of Wahoo (yes, like the infamous Striped Marlin)
      • Base Fish: Colossal Squid
      • Materials: 80 Clams, 40 Urchins, 25 Crabs
      • Vitality Bonus: 50%
    • Nurse Shark
      • Unlock: Own 40 kinds of Fusion Fish
      • Base Fish: Zebra Bullhead Shark
      • Materials: 100 Clams, 50 Urchins, 30 Crabs
      • Vitality Bonus: 50%

    Addendum

    Other resources useful for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium players:

    Full AbyssRium guide -Anything you could ever ask for is in here!

    Hidden Fish Mini-Guide – All the non-event Hidden Fish

    Halloween Fish (2017) Mini-Guide

    Fall Fish Mini-Guide – All the Fall Event Hidden Fish

    Event Fish Guide – All info on limited-time events

    Fusion Fish Mini-Guide – All Fusion fish and info on using them effectively

    Striped Marlin/Bonito/Star Striped Marlin guide – Because these stupid RNG fish generate 10x as many questions as anything else

    Video Guides – A YouTube playlist full of my AbyssRium video guides & updates

    Other mobile games – Bored? Check out some other mobile games I’ve made guides or reviews for.

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