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Tropical Fish (item)

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Tropical Fish
Tropical Fish.png





See § Food






Yes (64)



Data values

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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[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 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 into cats,‌[Legacy Console Edition only] 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[JavaBedrock and PlayStation 4 editions only].


Expert-level fisherman villagers have a 17 chance to buy a single tropical fish for one emerald.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Expert-level fisherman villagers will always buy 6 tropical fish for an emerald.‌[Java Edition only]

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) 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.png HusbandryThe world is full of friends and foodEat anything that can be eaten.minecraft:husbandry/root
Advancement-plain-raw.png Fishy BusinessCatch a fishHusbandryUse a fishing rod to catch a fish.minecraft:husbandry/fishy_business
Advancement-fancy-raw.png A Balanced DietEat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for youA Seedy PlaceEat each of these 38 foods. Other foods are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/balanced_diet



Java Edition
1.7.213w36a 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 will drop clownfish as their item form when killed.
Updated the texture of clownfish.
18w19aClownfish are now named Tropical fish.
Item ID changed to tropical_fish.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0build 1 Added clownfish.
0.12.1build 1Clownfish will now restore hunger instead of health.
0.16.0build 1Clownfish can now be dropped by guardians and elder guardians.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 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.
1.8.0beta fish can now be used to fed ocelot to gain their trust.
1.11.0beta fish can be sold to fisherman villager.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3 Added clownfish.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Added clownfish.


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