Water fairies are often found exploring Pixie Hollow's waterways in boats made from leaves and in birch-bark canoes. These fairies also have a knack for divining and can seek out hidden sources of water. Only water-talent fairies can make bubble messages, which burst open only for the fairy who is meant to hear them. They have more water in them than other fairies, and as a consequence tears and other fluids run more easily. Although water fairies cannot swim, they find ways to frolic near water. Many water fairies spend time near the Babbling Brook or Havendish Stream.
The amount of water these fairies are shown manipulating is typically rather small, with multiple fairies being necessary in the books to put out large fires. Curiously, the greatest volume of water seen being controlled was at the hands of Tinker Bell in The Pirate Fairy- she manages to create a wave large enough to hold several adult male humans, then casually snaps her fingers and drops it all at once.
Appearance & Wardrobe
Most water fairies wear varying shades of blue, often accompanied by a trim color of the fairy's choice. No clothing style appears to be dominant; some prefer long, flowing dresses, while others wear shorter skirts or trousers. Hairstyles vary widely as well.