This article is about the Eyeye. You may be looking for the Red Eyeye.

The Eyeye is a small, passive, herbivorous fauna species. It can be caught and is edible. It possesses moderate food properties, and does not reduce hydration when consumed, this makes it a decent food source when a player is away from their Fabricator, or lack a Thermoblade, and is unable to cook any food.

Eyeyes are very common and appear in many biomes, also spawning in large numbers in the Jellyshroom Cave.


The Eyeye is minuscule in comparison with other common types of fish, like Peepers or Boomerangs, with a pale green body. It has no discernible mouth.

The Eyeye possesses a comparably huge, singular eye, taking up most of its front section. It has four translucent blue, bioluminescent fins, which are set in a cross pattern behind its eye.


The Eyeye swims around slowly and aimlessly, and would often pause in place to scan the area around, using its huge eyeball. It will only flee from the player upon noticing them.

Oddly, other creatures can be seen 'bullying' Eyeye by repeatedly bashing into them at high speeds, causing them to spin out of control.

Eyeyes can be seen following closely behind Reefbacks in groups of 1 to 3.

Uses in Crafting

EyeyeArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cooked Eyeye
EyeyeSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cured Eyeye

Energy Value

EyeyeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×450

Data Bank Entry


An extreme evolutionary adaptation where 90% of the lifeform's body mass is dedicated to the ocular cavity.

  1. Oversized Eyeball:
    Deep-set rings in the lens suggest specialization in identifying its predators in low-light environments long before they come into attack range.
  2. Underdeveloped Fins:
    Incapable of fast movement, this species is vulnerable to agile predators at close range. Shark species may have evolved hunting techniques to close on the eyeye unseen.

Assessment: Edible, low calorie count