How to breed Axolotls in Minecraft

Breeding animals in Minecraft is one of the most fun activities after beating the ender dragon with a bed.

Since new mobs are being added regularly in Minecraft, we are curious about what they are capable of.

In this guide, we will be studying how to breed axolotls in Minecraft.

The axolotl is one of the strangest discoveries of humankind. Nobody could ever believe that such a creature could exist. Imagine seeing a fish with legs. That’s the axolotl.

And since hearing or seeing axolotls is a fantasy, Mojang had added them to their Cliffs and Caves updates in Minecraft.

What are Axolotls in Minecraft

Axolotls in Minecraft are a regular mob, which can be found in ocean biomes. They are introduced as tropical fish in Minecraft, which don’t have special abilities, but look really nice.

And since the Minecraft community is always seeking a new rare occurrence in the new Minecraft updates, Mojang has created a rare axolotl type.

There are currently 5 different colors, which axolotls can have.

Aside from the pink, white, brown, and yellow colors, the blue color has the smallest chance of spawning.

In fact, every 1 in 1200 axolotls may spawn with the blue color, which makes it one of the rarest animals in Minecraft.


The chances of a blue axolotl spawning are nearly 0.83%, which puts it after the pink sheep’s 0.164% chance of spawning.

Where can I find an axolotl in Minecraft

Axolotls are usually in the ocean biomes and spawn below  y:63, but that’s not the only case.

Axolotls have the 100% spawn rate chances in Lush Caves. You will find an axolotl 5 blocks below a clay block in the caves.


The spawn rate of the axolotl in Minecraft is 1 to 4, which adds the 0.83% chance to spawn a blue axolotl amongst them.

What mechanics do axolotls have in Minecraft

If you ever stumble upon an axolotl in Minecraft, you will be interested in the mechanics Mojang has added to them.

They are the first mobs to have so many features, which can spin your head.

The axolotl is playing dead in Minecraft

There is no other mob than the axolotl in Minecraft, which can actually play dead and regenerate its health.

When the axolotl is about to die, it plays dead and stops its targets from attacking it.


Well, that’s the case for other mobs in Minecraft, but will not work on players. Each player can easily kill an axolotl even if it’s playing dead.

Axolotls can attack in Minecraft

Feeding axolotls in Minecraft can give you 3 different bonuses. They can attack drowned, guardians, and elder guardians.

The other bonuses are healing and removing debuffs from you. And last but not least breading.


If you feed an Axolotl it will be your battle companion for quite some time. They have the damage to remove 2 hearts per hit but can be downed pretty quick.

Axolotls drop speed outside of water in Minecraft

Axolotls are both water and earth-type mobs in Minecraft. But they do have their cons when outside of water.

If an axolotl goes outside of water it starts walking normally but gets its speed reduced if it stays for too long.

The longer an axolotl stays outside of water, the harder it gets for it to survive.

Axolotls can die if they stay out of the water in Minecraft

While axolotls can go out of the water and walk around, they do get debuffed with a slower speed effect.

But if they continuously stay outside of the water things become harder and an axolotl can die from this in Minecraft.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a sunny day or it’s dark. Axolotls start taking damage until they completely disappear if they are out of the water for too long.

How to breed Axolotls in Minecraft

Breeding axolotls in Minecraft is a really easy and fun activity, which will require the player to have a bucket with tropical fish, which can be acquired from crafting a bucket and fishing.

Or in other cases, they can trade with the wandering trader if it appears.

Crafting a bucket will require 3 iron, which isn’t hard to find in caves, while the wandering trader appears from time to time and may have an impossible trade for you.

Once you have at least 2 buckets of tropical fish, you can then go to the Lush Caves and search for 2 axolotls.

Holding the bucket with tropical fish will make them follow you and can make the breeding easier.

All you have to do is right-click on each of both axolotls and once they are fed, they will enter love mode.


In exactly a second both axolotls will have finished love mode and a baby axolotl will spawn next to them.

This again brings the chances of a baby axolotl with a blue pattern to spawn, which can happen in every 1200 axolotl spawns.

Can axolotls be tamed in Minecraft

Axolotls cannot be tamed in Minecraft as they are not this type of mob. However, you can continuously feed axolotls or hold buckets of tropical fish and make them follow you.


Until you change the item with another one, axolotls will continue to follow you everywhere you go.

You can also take axolotls outside the water but after around 5 minutes they may die from dehydration.

If you feed a baby axolotl in Minecraft, they will be growing until they reach their adult forms, and once an adult it can fight alongside you or drop dead once attacked and left with minimum hearts.