|This article is about the Oculus. You may be looking for the Peeper.|
The Oculus is catchable and edible, raw, cooked or cured.
At 630 energy in the Bioreactor and 1 inventory slot, the Oculus has the best energy to size ratio of any item in the game.
The Oculus is a small, turquoise colored fish with purple on it’s back that looks very similar in appearance to the Peeper, although around twice the size.
It has two large bioluminescent purple eyes, with each featuring very detailed irises, and appears to have no visible mouth.
The Oculus has two tube-like organs that extend from its body to the top and the bottom of its head, which resemble backward-facing jets pushing it forward, much like how a Peeper maneuvers in the water. Its body ends with five swaying stalks for a tail, each having multiple purple stripes.
Also, the Oculus does not have a beak, unlike a Peeper.
Spoiler alert: The following section contains story related material.
A pair of Oculus can be found in one of the caves in the Aquarium in the Primary Containment Facility.
The Oculus is fairly agile and tends to form small shoals patrolling the Jelly Shroom Caves' vicinity while constantly producing faint but audible clicking sounds. It seems to be afraid of light, as any light source directly pointed at it will make it flee.
The Oculus will flee from the player much slower than its relative, therefore making it easier to catch.
Uses in Crafting
Data Bank Entry
This specimen shares genetic similarities with the common peeper. While the shallows and the cave systems are separated by just a few meters of rock, foodstuffs and threats in each biome are completely different. It is possible a small school of peepers was once cut off in the caves, and the oculus species is how they adapted.
- "Oculus" is the Latin word for "eye".
- If the player places a Peeper and Oculus into a tank together, they will breed further Oculus.
- This would indicate that the Oculus is genetically close enough to the Peeper to be considered a Peeper subspecies
- One of the fauna sheets show that Oculus were originally going to spawn in the Grand Reef, as shown in this fauna chart (near the bottom left)