Tropical Fish (item)

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Tropical Fish
Tropical Fish.png



See § Food




Yes (64)

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 () 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 IDSubtitle keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Eating? Eating one single ? ? ?
Burp? Eating a singular foodentity.generic.burp subtitles.entity.generic.burp ? ? ?
Gear equippedPlayersSometimes when eating in survival
See MC-97507
item.armor.equip_generic subtitles.item.armor.equip 1.01.016

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Item Namespaced ID
Tropical Fish tropical_fish

Bedrock Edition:

Item Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Tropical Fish clownfish 461


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


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


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


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


A Balanced DietEat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for youA Seedy PlaceEat each of these 39 foods. Other foods are ignored for the advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet



Java Edition
1.7.213w36aTropical Fish Revision 1.png Added clownfish.
1.814w25aClownfish is 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.png The texture of clownfish has now been changed.
18w19aClownfish are now named Tropical fish.
pre5The item ID has now been changed to tropical_fish.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0build 1Tropical Fish Revision 1.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 are now named Tropical fish.
Tropical Fish have been added as mobs, which drop tropical fish as their item form when killed.
Tropical Fish.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
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Tropical Fish Revision 1.png Added clownfish.
TU691.76Patch 38Clownfish are now named Tropical fish.
Tropical Fish.png The texture of tropical fish has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Tropical Fish Revision 1.png Added clownfish.


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