Stardew Valley is one of the most educating adventure games out there with real-life lessons. To enjoy it better, you need to obtain and use green algae because of its many importance in the game. It can be used for creating a dyeable collared shirt. You can also use it to serve as a green dye in the different dye pots located in Haley’s and Emily’s houses. More especially, without it, you can’t build a fish pond. It is one of the requirements from Robin at the carpenter’s shop.
How to obtain green algae in Stardew Valley
There are different ways of obtaining green algae in this game. They include:
- Fishing spots for green algae
Green algae in the Stardew Valley game is an item you can catch with a fishing pole by fishing at any freshwater location or fishing spot during every season except on the Standard Farm and Farm Pond.
- Monster drops for green algae
Green algae can also be obtained from monster drops which are also known as Green Slimes. You can find slimes in the Secret Woods, The Mines, and other locations.
Levels of the mine to explore for green algae
To explore green algae in Stardew Valley, go to level 20 in the normal mines.
Tips and tricks for obtaining green algae
Some of the tips and tricks I have tried in getting green algae in Stardew Valley include:
- Fishing in a pond beneath your farm. This works because you can’t catch fish there apart from green algae and garbage.
- You can also kill some slime to attract green algae. This trick can also help you although there is no 100% guarantee.
- Fishing on unlucky days can also increase your chances of obtaining green algae since it yields fewer fish and more non-fishes.
- Try fishing at the lake in the Cindersan Forest. The lake has fewer fish. You will obtain green algae there.
Best times and seasons for fishing green algae
Some of the best seasons or times to fish green algae include:
- Fish on unlucky days as I’ve explained above.
- At 4.20 pm, cast a fishing line in the ocean. You will get green algae there.
##Strategies for increasing your chances of catching green algae
To increase your chances of getting green algae, you might consider these:
- Buying and equipping your fishing rod from the shop of Willy to obtain green algae. I tried this and I was able to catch it. It also makes fishing easier.
- Give yourself time to fish regularly throughout the day in the river and ocean.
Other helpful tips and tricks
Another helpful tip to catch green algae in Stardew Valley is fishing on every water on your farm. Green algae can be produced in Periwinkle, Crayfish, Snail, and Slimejack Fish Ponds. So, consider fishing at these ponds.
How to use green algae in fish ponds
You can use green algae in fish ponds by placing it directly or cooking four green algae into algae soup.
Explanation of fish ponds in the game
The fish pond in Stardew Valley is a farm building. It is made available for sale by Robin at the carpenter’s shop. To buy the fish pond, you need 200 stone, 5000g, five green algae, and five seaweed. The pond takes just two days to make and can be used to raise most fish. However, every fish pond in this game can hold just one kind of fish at a moment. The standard capacity you can start with is three fish. Some rare fish such as Ghostfish, Stonefish, Ice Pips, Blobfish, and others are limited to one for every pond. On the other hand, Coral, Tiger Trout, and Sea Urchins have 10 initial capacity. To harvest the fish in your fish pond in this game, make use of your fishing pole.
Benefits of using green algae in fish ponds
Without green algae, you can’t have a fish pond. Using green algae in your fish ponds in this game does not give your pond the right balance but helps in building it better especially when it is cooked into algae soup. It helps you to breed the other fish in the pond that you caught.
Best fish to raise in fish ponds using green algae
The best fish to raise in your fish ponds using green algae is Lava Eel. They may be difficult to find and only obtained on the 100th floor of the Stardew Valley’s Mines but worth the trouble. This fish produces Magma Geodes that have health benefits and can be sold for a good amount of money. Other best fish for beginners in this game are Ghostfish, Octopus, Blue Discus, etc.
Rarity and sell price of green algae in Stardew Valley
Most Stardew Valley gamers believe green algae is rare to find. This is true when you don’t know how to obtain it and false when you follow the tips and tricks explained above. By buying and equipping your fishing rod and fishing at the right time and on unlucky days and other strategies explained above, you will certainly find green algae. You can equally choose to buy green algae while playing the game. The selling price of green algae in Stardew Valley is 15g.
One of the goals of every player of Stardew Valley is to build a fish pond. Green algae are one of the major requirements for achieving this. So, knowing how to obtain and use it in the game is very important. This is the purpose of this article and I believe you now know how to catch green algae to build your pond. Go ahead and do it and enjoy your adventure in the Stardew Valley game.