Tropical Fish (item)

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Tropical Fish
Tropical Fish.png



See § Food






Yes (64)



Data values

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See § Data values

Tropical fish is a food item that cannot be cooked.



The most common way of obtaining tropical fish is 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).

Mob drops[edit]

Guardians and Elder Guardians[edit]

Guardians and elder guardians drop a random fish as a rare drop besides the common raw cod drop. This has a 2% chance of being tropical fish. The chance of getting a fish can be increased with looting, but the type of fish is not affected.


Tropical fish mobs will always drop 1 tropical fish in its item form when killed.



Tropical fish restores 1 (Half Hunger.svg) and 0.2 saturation.


Tropical fish can be used to tame ocelots, get cats off of chests, beds, etc., breed cats, and make baby cats grow up faster by 10% of the remaining time.‌[Java and Legacy Console editions only]

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Item Name ID
Tropical Fish tropical_fish

Bedrock Edition:

Item Name ID Numeric ID
Tropical Fish clownfish ?


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Lion TamerTame an Ocelot.‌[Legacy Console Edition only] / Gain the trust of an Ocelot.‌[Bedrock Edition only]YesYesYesYes15GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.pngHusbandryThe world is full of friends and foodEat anything that can be eaten.minecraft:husbandry/root
Advancement-plain-raw.pngFishy BusinessCatch a fishHusbandryUse a fishing rod to catch a fish.minecraft:husbandry/fishy_business
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngA Balanced DietEat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for youA Seedy PlaceEat each of these 36 foods. Other foods, like cake, are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/balanced_diet



Java Edition
1.7.2 13w36a Added clownfish.
1.8 14w25a Clownfish is now obtainable as a rare drop from guardians and elder guardians.
1.13 17w47a The 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.
18w08b Tropical fish have been added as mobs, which will drop clownfish as their item form when killed.
Updated the texture of clownfish.
18w19a Clownfish are now named Tropical fish.
Item ID changed to tropical_fish.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0 build 1 Added clownfish.
0.12.1 build 1 Clownfish will now restore hunger instead of health.
0.16.0 build 1 Clownfish can now be dropped by guardians and elder guardians.
Bedrock Edition
1.4 beta Tropical Fish have been added as mobs, which will drop clownfish as their item form when killed.
Updated the texture for clownfish.
Clownfish are now named Tropical fish.
1.8 beta Tropical fish can now be used to fed ocelot to gain their trust.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3 Added clownfish.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added clownfish.


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