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Tropical fish is a food item that cannot be cooked.



Tropical fish can be obtained from fishing. The wait time of one being caught is decreased with the Lure enchantment and the chance of one being caught is slightly decreased with the Luck of the Sea enchantment (named as such because it increases treasure, not fish).

Tropical fish cannot be caught when fishing in jungle biome and variants.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Mob drops[]

Guardians and elder guardians have a 2.5% chance of dropping a random fish upon death. This has a 2% chance of being tropical fish. The chance of getting the fish drop can be increased by 1% per level of Looting, but the type of fish is not affected.

Tropical fish always drop 1 tropical fish in its item form when killed. This drop is not affected by Looting.[1]



Tropical fish restores 1 (🍗) hunger and 0.2 saturation.


Expert-level fisherman villagers have a 17 chance to buy a single tropical fish for one emerald.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Expert-level fisherman villagers always offer to buy 6 tropical fish for an emerald.‌[Java Edition only]


In Bedrock Edition, tropical fish can be used to feed wolves, healing them by 1♥. However, unlike other wolf food, tropical fish cannot be used to breed or speed up the growth of baby wolves. Tropical fish can be fed only to a wolf that is not at full health.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
EatingPlayersWhile a player is eating somethingentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eatvaries [sound 1]0.8-1.216
EatingFriendly CreaturesWhen a player finishes eating somethingentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eat1.00.6-1.416
BurpPlayersWhen a player finishes eating somethingentity.player.burpsubtitles.entity.player.burp0.50.9-1.016
  1. Can be 0.5, 1.0, or 1.5

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
PlayersWhile a player is eating somethingrandom.eat0.5-1.10.8-1.2
PlayersWhen a player finishes eating somethingrandom.burp0.50.9-1.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormItem tagsTranslation key
Tropical Fishtropical_fishItemfishes

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierAlias ID Numeric ID FormTranslation key
Tropical Fishtropical_fishclownfish266Itemtile.clownfish.name


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other
Lion HunterGain the trust of an Ocelot.15GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
The world is full of friends and food Consume anything that can be consumed.husbandry/root
Advancement-plain-rawFishy Business
Catch a fish HusbandryUse a fishing rod to catch any of these fishes:
Advancement-fancy-rawA Balanced Diet
Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for you A Seedy PlaceEat each of these 40 foods: Other foods and consumables can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet


Java Edition
1.7.213w36aTropical Fish JE1 BE1 Added clownfish.
1.814w25aClownfish are now obtainable as a rare drop from guardians and elder guardians.
1.1317w47aThe different data values for the fish ID have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 349.
18w08bTropical fish have been added as mobs, which drop clownfish as their item form when killed.
Tropical Fish JE2 BE2 The texture of clownfish has been changed.
18w19a"Clownfish" has been renamed to "Tropical Fish".
pre5The item ID has now been changed to tropical_fish.
1.1419w11aFisherman villagers now buy tropical fish.
1.1720w51aTropical fish can be used to breed the new axolotls.
Tropical fish can be used to make axolotls attack drowned and guardians.
21w20aAxolotls can no longer be bred using tropical fish, but instead can only be bred with buckets of tropical fish.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.11.0build 1Tropical Fish JE1 BE1 Added clownfish.
v0.12.1build 1Clownfish now restore hunger instead of health.
v0.16.0build 1Clownfish can now be dropped by guardians and elder guardians.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta"Clownfish" has been renamed to "Tropical Fish".
Tropical fish have been added as mobs, which drop tropical fish as their item form when killed.
Tropical Fish JE2 BE2 The texture of tropical fish has been changed.
1.8.0beta fish can now be used to fed ocelot to gain their trust.
1.11.0beta fish can now be sold to fisherman villagers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 31.0.1Tropical Fish JE1 BE1 Added clownfish.
TU69 1.76 Patch 38"Clownfish" has been renamed to "Tropical Fish".
Tropical Fish JE2 BE2 The texture of tropical fish has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Tropical Fish JE1 BE1 Added clownfish.


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See also[]


  1. MC-212795 — Salmon & Fish mobs are not affected by Looting