The Tropical Fish in Minecraft are a vital part of the digital ecosystem. When you need to raise Axolotl in Minecraft, you need to gather some of these fish. The Axolotl will only eat Tropical Fish when you give them a bucket of them. The fish are also a useful decorative item. Here’s what you need to do to find Tropical Fish in Minecraft.
Where to find Tropical Fish in Minecraft
You can primarily find Tropical Fish in the oceans of various biomes. It appears that the waters don’t matter too much, as long as they are not icy. The water will be nearby any tropical biome such as jungles or forests. Go boating around with some buckets, and when you get out into water away from frozen biomes, hop out and go for a swim. You will see clusters of fish swimming around in the water. Swim over to the fish schools with the bucket in hand. Right-clicking on the fish with the barrel will give you a bucket of fish. It’s all very simple.
In Java Edition, tropical fish spawn in groups of 8 at 24 (cylindrical) to 64 (spherical) blocks away from the player, with random patterns (see below) in lukewarm or warm oceans. In Bedrock Edition, fish spawn underwater at 12-32 blocks away from the player. Tropical fish spawn only in warm ocean biomes. So go looking for any warm water and get swimming. You will notice that each type of warm and lukewarm water has a slightly deeper blue hue to its color, be on the lookout for that.
Groups can range in size a bit. Some groups have as few as 1-3 fish, while other larger groups of Tropical Fish can be seen up to 24 fish. There are over 2,700 combinations that a Tropical Fish can spawn in the game, but the animals you feed them to don’t really care. The fish come in a ton of different colors, but for the crafting and food recipes, they all count as the same.
Once you have a Tropical Fish, go out and feed your new pets. Feeding will allow them to breed. If you want an aquarium in your world, you can also drop them into some custom tanks for artistic flair.