|Release date||17 September 2009 (Update)|
|High alch||360 coins|
|Low alch||240 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||2,097 coins (info)|
|Examine||I should try cooking this.|
Raw rocktail is a fish that is found in the Living Rock Caverns. Rocktails require a Fishing level of at least 90 and give 380 experience per catch, which is the most experience obtainable from a single catch of any fish in RuneScape. Players require a normal fishing rod and Living minerals as bait to catch Rocktails. The Living minerals can be obtained by mining a living rock protector's/striker's/patriarch's dead remains, or they can be bought from other players and the Grand Exchange. Level 73 Mining is needed to mine the living rock remains. The Living Rock Caverns, however, are quite dangerous. Players can be attacked by aggressive level 92 monsters. Fishing in the official world for Living Rock Caverns (84) can be safer, as the large number of players there will provide safety in numbers. As of 11 April 2012, it is possible to receive a strange rock by fishing rocktails.
Assuming about 100 fish are caught per hour, fishing rocktails gives 38,000 experience and 192,100 coins profit per hour, including the cost of buying the living rock minerals bait.
They require a Cooking level of at least 93 to cook and give 225 experience per fish (228 when a dwarven army axe is wielded after completion of some Burthorpe/Taverley tasks). Rocktails stop burning with a Cooking level of 94 while wearing cooking gauntlets.
It is advised to cook raw rocktails on a bonfire while wearing cooking gauntlets, wielding the dwarven army axe, and having Decorated cooking urns in your inventory. This will result in 250.5 Cooking experience per rocktail successfully cooked. Because decorated cooking urns give the same amount of experience as 20% of the fish it takes to fill the urn, this method effectively gives 295.5 experience per fish. This will grant approximately 270,000 experience per hour.
- If you were to start fishing rocktail at level 90 and continue until you reached level 99, you would have to fish 20,232 rocktail. You would earn 38,865,672 in the process, taking into account the loss from minerals.
- To reach 200 million fishing experience from level 90, you would have to fish 512,247 rocktail. You would earn 984,026,487 in the process, taking into account the cost of minerals.
- Rocktail are very similar to RuneScape aquanites, and the real-life Angler fish, as they have a bio-luminescent esca (fleshy-like stem with a bulb that emits natural light) on their heads.