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The Jetsam (jeht-sam) is an aquatic, shark-like Neopet. Although they prefer to stay in the water, Jetsams can move on land equally well.

Jetsam are 25cm (0.82ft) on average, making them one of the smallest Neopet species.[1]

On 17 May, 2001 Jetsam was made Limited edition due to the decreasing number of their main food source, Flotsam. Once Jetsam were made Limited edition, the Flotsam numbers increased. They are Limited edition, meaning they can only be created on their special pet day (Oct. 16), gotten from a morphing potion, or gotten from the lab ray.

Site description: "Jetsams are Neopia's mean fighting fish. They are mostly unfriendly and vicious but if you can befriend a Jetsam then you have a powerful ally."[2]

Available Colours

Below are all possible colours for Jetsams. Hit "Expand" to see every one!

Starry jetsam
Baby Jetsam
Jetsam water
Starry Baby Water

Unconverted Pets

Some colours of Jetsam were exempt from auto-conversion when Neopets updated the pet art. Click "Expand" to see all possible unconverted Jetsam.

Jetsam darigan baby
Jetsam mutant baby
Jetsam grey baby
Darigan Mutant Grey

Previous Versions

The original Jetsam, like the Flotsam, was a very simple looking fish, resembling a piranha. Jetsams were later redesigned in Y2 to give them a more shark-inspired appearance. A poll was held the following year to refine the pet still further, and give it the streamlined appearance we're used to. Their lack of visible teeth made them a little less scary.[3]


Famous Jetsam


  • Their species name is taken from an English word meaning something cast overboard at sea[4], much like Flotsam's name meaning something lost and floating at sea[5]. Together, their names mean the remains of a shipwreck still floating at sea.


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