What do Axolotls eat in Minecraft?

Minecraft has beautiful aquatic flora and fauna that players cannot praise their friends enough. With the addition of Axolotls to the game last summer, underwater life makes a whole lot more sense. Here’s a guide to what Axolotls eat in Minecraft.


The vast landscape of Minecraft Island is constantly changing. Community players have had enough experiences in their respective creations, where new updates have brought more fantasy and real elements together.

Mojang has been very active in expanding the world of Minecraft from Bedrock to Dungeons, and eventually introduced its Cave and Cliffs expansion. However, the latter had added Axolotls to the game and offered players some interesting underwater creatures to interact with.

Axolotls are amphibians that are also tameable underwater mobs in lush caves. They are effective in aiding players in aquatic combat. But here’s what they really eat to survive.

What do Axolotls eat in Minecraft

Axolotls are fascinating amphibians in Minecraft that usually feast on tropical fish or buckets of tropical fish. They were one of the monsters in the Caves and Cliffs expansion released in the summer of 2021. Players can interact with them like any other monster in the game.

Feeding Axolotls causes them to mate and produce a baby, which in turn grants experience points to the player.

Once the two Axolotls have bred, they need a few minutes to rest before a player can feed them to breed again. To feed the Axolotls, players will first need to find a bucket and fill it with water.

Then they must search for colorful fish underwater and tap on them to catch the fish or a school of fish in one action. To start the breeding process, players must then feed two Axolotls and a bucket of tropical fish each.

This then results in a baby Axolotl that takes about 20 minutes and adapts to the color of its parents. He then simply follows his parents into adulthood.

Minecraft Fish Fed Axolotl

How to Tame an Axolotl

Axolotls are tamable monsters but are nothing like dogs or ocelots in how a player can tame them. Instead, players can use a lead to take them.

Unlike most mobs in Minecraft, Axolotls don’t need to be fed to be tamed. All you have to do is bring a bucket of water, tap the Axolotl, and it’s yours to keep.

You can put it back by replacing the bucket of water that contains it, the same way you picked it up. Axolotls help players in major ways by supporting them as pets, protecting them from pesky underwater creatures, and helping them in combat situations.


There’s a wider array of creatures roaming the free land of Minecraft, and one group of players have just scratched the surface of their world’s potential. Nonetheless, Mojang keeps the game alive by bolstering its multiplayer base and providing regular updates.

For more, check out our guide to crafting paper in Minecraft.

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