In Don't Starve, when you pull a fish from a pond, it flops for a few seconds, then dies.

Is there any purpose to the live fish? Or is it merely window dressing animation?

If there is a use, what do you use to keep them alive?

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As the wiki states under Trivia it's just a fancy animation. The fish cannot be kept alive and there is no practical use to the live fish.

When Fish is on the ground, it flops around, then perishes, its eyes becoming crossed out.

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    It actually doesn't say anything in the wiki specifically about it being JUST animation. I'm accepting the answer because I believe this to be true, though.
    – David M
    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:25
  • @DavidM Usually stuff that shows up under Trivia is known to be only for decorative purpose and in very rare cases it interferes with
    – Edeph
    Jan 28, 2014 at 2:19

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