Flying fish were large marine predatory fish. The length of a man's arm, the milky white fish travelled and attacked in schools of hundreds. They were capable of leaping thirty feet into the air and hunted like sharks, shredding bull whales down to bones in minutes. They often leapt onto the backs of whales as they surfaced for air.
Fiddler, Kalam, Crokus, and Apsalar ran into a school of flying fish while crossing the relatively shallow waters of the Kansu Sea in a fishing barque. The predators were being pursued by a massive dhenrabi Soletaken who killed them by the score before turning its attention to the ship.