Bucket of Fish

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Bucket of Fish
Bucket of Cod.png
Bucket of Salmon.png
Bucket of Pufferfish.pngBucket of Pufferfish BE.png
Bucket of Tropical Fish.pngBucket of Tropical Fish BE.png






Type

Tools

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

No

First appearances

See History

Name

See Data values

Java Edition.pngMclogo.svgEducation Edition.svg

Buckets of fish are a form of water bucket with a fish inside of them.

Obtaining[edit]

A bucket of fish can be obtained by using a water bucket on any fish mob. The fish bucket obtained will correspond to the fish picked up. In the Bedrock Edition, an empty bucket can also be used to obtain a fish bucket.[Bedrock Edition only]

Usage[edit]

Pressing use with a bucket of fish will place a water source block, and spawn the corresponding fish back into the world, leaving an empty bucket in the player's inventory. For buckets of tropical fish, the patterns and color of the tropical fish are remembered and stored in the bucket. Placing a bucket of fish in the Nether will cause the same particles to appear that generate when a normal water bucket is placed in the Nether, and the fish mob will be spawned alone.

Bucket of tropical fish[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, tropical fish also have assigned names which can be seen after capture, so that the buckets are given names like "Bucket of Plum Blockfish", "Bucket of Sky-Orange Snooper" or "Bucket of Orange-Lime Dasher". Their colors are mostly named according to the colored block names, though with a few exceptions:


  • White

  • Orange

  • Magenta

  • Sky

  • Yellow

  • Lime

  • Rose

  • Gray

  • Silver

  • Teal

  • Plum

  • Blue

  • Brown

  • Green

  • Red

The base color will come first, and if the pattern color is different, it will come after that. Lastly, the fish bucket will be given a name according to the shape and pattern of the fish:

Flopper Glitter Betty
Stripey Blockfish Clayfish
Tropical Fish Patterns.png
Kob Snooper Brinely
SunStreak Dasher Spotty

Some tropical fish don't follow the normal naming system, and instead reference real-life fish species. Apart from these names, these types of fish aren't different from regular tropical fish in terms of design or behavior.

These varieties are:

Name Type
Anemone Orange-Gray Stripey
Black Tang Gray Flopper
Blue Dory Gray-Sky SunStreak
Butterfly Fish White-Gray Brinely
Cichlid Blue-Gray SunStreak
Clownfish Orange-White Kob
Cotton Candy Betta Rose-Sky Spotty
Dottyback Plum-Yellow Blockfish
Emperor Red Snapper White-Red Clayfish
Goatfish White-Yellow Spotty
Moorish Idol White-Gray Glitter
Ornate Butterfly White-Orange Clayfish
Parrotfish Teal-Rose Dasher
Queen Angel Fish Lime-Sky Brinely
Red Cichlid Red-White Betty
Red Lipped Blenny Gray-Red Snooper
Red Snapper Red-White Blockfish
Threadfin White-Yellow Flopper
Tomato Clown Red-White SunStreak
Triggerfish Gray-White SunStreak
Yellowtail Parrot Teal-Yellow Dasher
Yellow Tang Yellow Stripey

A bucket of tropical fish pulled out of the Creative inventory will spawn random tropical fish when used.

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Item ID Name

Bucket of Cod
cod_bucket

Bucket of Salmon
salmon_bucket

Bucket of Pufferfish
pufferfish_bucket

Bucket of Tropical Fish
tropical_fish_bucket

Bedrock Edition:

Item ID Name Numeral ID

Bucket of Fish
bucket 325

Item data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, buckets use data value to determine contents. Once used, each data value is set to 0 (Empty Bucket). If no data value is provided, data value is 0.

Bucket Data value

Bucket
0

Milk
1

Bucket of Cod
2

Bucket of Salmon
3

Bucket of Tropical Fish
4

Bucket of Pufferfish
5

Water Bucket
8

Lava bucket
10

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.png
Tactical Fishing Catch a fish... without a fishing rod! Fishy Business Use a water bucket on a fish mob to create a bucket of fish. minecraft:husbandry/tactical_fishing

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo

I'm a Marine Biologist Collect a fish in a bucket 'Bucket' refers to a water bucket (and a regular bucket[Bedrock Edition only] ). No No Yes No 20G

History[edit]

Official release
1.13 18w08b


Added cod, salmon and "Puffer Fish" buckets.
The texture of what appears to be a clownfish bucket can be seen in the game files.
18w10a
Added tropical fish buckets.
18w14a Catching a fish in a water bucket now awards the Tactical Fishing advancement.
18w19a Corrected "Puffer Fish Bucket" to "Pufferfish Bucket".
Tropical fish bucket id changed to tropical_fish_bucket.
18w22a Changed tropical fish bucket texture to
.[1]
pre5 Changed the name of fish buckets from "[type of fish] bucket" to "bucket of [type of fish]", like they are in Bedrock Edition.
Bedrock Edition
1.4 beta 1.2.14.2


Added fish buckets of cod, salmon and tropical fish.

Added bucket of pufferfish, which has different textures compared to the Java Edition.
beta 1.2.20.2 Fish buckets are now available in the Creative inventory.
Education Edition
1.4.0



Added buckets of cod, salmon, pufferfish and tropical fish. The texture of the bucket of pufferfish and the texture of the bucket of tropical fish are the same as the ones in Bedrock Edition.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Bucket of Fish", "Bucket of Cod", "Bucket of Salmon", "Bucket of Pufferfish", or "Bucket of Tropical Fish" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • When a water bucket is transformed into a bucket of fish, it will actually push the bucket texture down one pixel. According to Dinnerbone, Jappa says this is due to the "weight of the fish."[2]
  • Buckets of tropical fish will always appear to contain an orange-white kob, regardless of whatever fish is actually inside.[3]
  • Since empty buckets can be used to capture fish on the Bedrock edition, it is possible to create an infinite amount of water source blocks simply by catching a fish mob with a bucket and continuely placing and re-capturing the mob.

References[edit]

Promotional Content