Here's everything we know about axolotls in Minecraft (2024)

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  • How to breed axolotl
  • What colors are axolotl?
  • What do axolotls eat?
  • Are Axolotls hostile?

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Got questions about the new Minecraft axolotl mob? The new amphibious creature was added in part one of the . And while the new biomes aren't expected until later this year in part two, there's plenty to learn about the axolotl in the meantime.

The Minecraft axolotl mob is just one of the new animals to be added with the 1.17 update, though you may want to be wary around goats, which will do their best to throw you from their mountainside homes. Luckily, axolotls are far more friendly, so why not befriend these adorable creatures? Exactly. Here's everything we know about the Minecraft axolotl, including where to find them, how to tame them, and their many different colours.

How to spawn an axolotl

Minecraft axolotl spawn location

Axolotls only spawn in the cave biome, Lush Caves. Specifically, they spawn in water, when there's a clay block less than five blocks below. So if you want a cute axolotl pal, you'll have to explore in search of a lush cave.

How to tame an axolotl

How to tame an axolotl in Minecraft

Axolotls can't technically be tamed, but they're not hostile towards players and can be scooped up into a bucket with ease. You can then carry them around with you or re-home them in a pond or lake nearer to your base.

You can also attach a lead to an axolotl if you don't have a bucket handy, but it will die if it's out of water for over five minutes, though not if it's raining or there's a thunderstorm.

How to breed axolotl

How to breed axolotl in Minecraft

Axolotls can be bred using buckets of tropical fish. Once you have two adult axolotls together, feed each using the tropical fish and you should see red hearts signalling that they've entered 'love mode'. How romantic.

The resulting baby axolotl will inherit the colour of one of its parents at random and take 20 in-game minutes to reach maturity. You can speed up the process by using more tropical fish.

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What colors are axolotl?

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Minecraft axolotl colors: How to get the rare blue axolotl

Minecraft axolotls come in the following colours:

  • Lucy (pink)
  • Wild (brown)
  • Gold
  • Cyan
  • Blue

The blue axolotl is by far the rarest colour and has a 0.083% chance of spawning, either naturally or via the breeding of adults with other colours. So, if you've got your heart set on a blue axolotl, you'll need to have a lot of patience and more than a bit of luck.

What do axolotls eat?

What do axolotls eat?

Axolotls eat tropical fish, which are generally found in ocean biomes. If you want to feed an axolotl, you'll need to use a bucket of tropical fish rather than single ones you've previously caught.

As tropical fish tend to scare easily, they can be quite tricky to capture in a bucket, so patience is key. Otherwise, it's worth checking to see if the Wandering Trader has a bucket of tropical fish for sale.

Are Axolotls hostile?

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Do axolotls attack other mobs?

While these adorable creatures aren't hostile to players, they won't hesitate to attack seaborne threats. While they will leave dolphins and turtles alone, everything else is fair game—they'll even take on a Drowned.

They also have a neat defence mechanism: If an axolotl takes damage while underwater, it will play dead and gain Regeneration. The Regeneration status effect can be transferred to a player temporarily when killing a mob the axolotl was fighting.

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