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A fish bucket 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]
Pressing use with a fish bucket 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 tropical fish buckets, the patterns and color of the tropical fish are remembered and stored in the bucket.
Tropical fish buckets
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".[Bedrock Edition only] Their colors are mostly named according to the colored block names, though with a few exceptions:
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:
A tropical fish bucket pulled out of the creative inventory will spawn randomly colored tropical fish when used.
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|Tactical Fishing||Catch a fish... without a fishing rod![upcoming 1.13]||Fishy Business||Use a water bucket on a fish mob to create a fish bucket.|
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
||I'm a Marine Biologist||Collect a fish in a bucket||No||No||Yes||No||20G||—|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
Added fish buckets.
|The texture of a clownfish bucket can be seen in the game files.|
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".|
Added fish buckets.
|Added puffer fish bucket, which has different textures compared to the Java Edition.|
|1.2.20||build 2||Now available in the Creative inventory.|
Issues relating to "Fish Bucket", "Cod Bucket", "Salmon Bucket", "Puffer Fish Bucket", or "Tropical Fish Bucket" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
- When a water bucket is transformed into a fish bucket, it will actually push the bucket texture down one pixel. Dinnerbone says this is due to the "weight of the fish."
- Tropical fish buckets will always have the texture of a clownfish bucket, regardless of whatever fish is actually inside.