Fish (Mobs)




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First Appearance

Update 1.4

Fish are Passive Mobs added in Update 1.4.


Cod spawn in regular, cold, and lukewarm oceans, and their deep variants, they usually spawn in groups of nine.

Salmon spawn in regular and iceberg oceans, as well as their deep variants. Salmon can spawn in 3 sizes which are small, normal and large.

Pufferfish and tropical fish spawn in lukewarm, warm, and deep lukewarm oceans. Tropical fish swim in groups of nine.


Cod, salmon, and tropical fish will swim in schools. Pufferfish will puff up when being attacked/approached by players in any sort of mode and/or other mobs that attack it. 

Like Squids and Guardians, when Fish are out of the water they will flop around and eventually suffocate. They have a weakness to any weapons enchanted with Impaling, like other aquatic mobs.

By collecting Fish with a water Bucket you can obtain a Fish Bucket . Upon using it, there will be water with a fish swimming in it.

Tropical Fish can spawn with many different textures and shapes, similar to Rabbits, Horses, Villagers, Zombie Villagers, Cats, Parrots and Pandas.

Bedrock Exclusive: Fish will flop on their sides when suffocating.


The only fish that uses combat is the Pufferfish. It is normally passive, but if you provoke it the Pufferfish will puff and give you seven seconds of poison.


  • Before Update 1.4, Minecraft only had Fish items, which could be obtained by Fishing.
  • Everytime a Tropical Fish is killed, the item it drops will have a Clownfish texture.
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