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Tropical Fish (item)

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Tropical Fish
Tropical Fish JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)


1 (🍗)

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).

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

Mob drops[edit]

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.



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


Tropical fish can be used to get cats off of chests and beds, breed cats, make baby cats grow up faster by 10% of the remaining time, and help gain an ocelot's trust in Java Edition.


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, heal 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:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Sound parameters
Eating? Eating one single ? ? ?????
Burp? Eating a singular foodentity.generic.burpsubtitles.entity.generic.burp? ? ? ?????

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDItem tags (JE)Translation key
Tropical Fishtropical_fish fishesitem.minecraft.tropical_fish

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Tropical Fishclownfish


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


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID


The world is full of friends and foodEat anything that can be eaten.husbandry/root


Fishy Business
Catch a fishHusbandryUse a fishing rod to catch a fish.husbandry/fishy_business


A Balanced Diet
Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for youA Seedy PlaceEat each of these 39 foods. Other foods, if any, can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet


Java Edition
1.7.213w36aTropical Fish JE1 BE1.png 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.png The texture of clownfish has now been changed.
18w19a"Clownfish" has been renamed to "Tropical Fish".
pre5The item ID has now been changed to tropical_fish.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0build 1Tropical Fish JE1 BE1.png Added clownfish.
0.12.1build 1Clownfish now restore hunger instead of health.
0.16.0build 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.png The texture of tropical fish has now 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 3Tropical Fish JE1 BE1.png Added clownfish.
TU69 1.76 Patch 38"Clownfish" has been renamed to "Tropical Fish".
Tropical Fish JE2 BE2.png The texture of tropical fish has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Tropical Fish JE1 BE1.png Added clownfish.


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