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How To Breed Axolotls In Minecraft

Wondering how to breed Axolotls in Minecraft? Let’s find out!

Are you looking for a new aquatic friend to come home to after a long day of mining, crafting, slaying mobs, and gathering materials? Yes? Well look no further, the Axolotl is the answer to all your prayers. 

What? You already have an Axolotl? You have TWO Axolotls? And you want a third Axolotl? And you don’t know how to breed them. 

How To Breed Axolotls In Minecraft

That’s okay. Given how new the Axolotls are, and given that they are majorly fictional creatures, it’s no surprise you’re looking for a way to breed them. Don’t you worry, this article will cover everything you need to know about breeding Axolotls. 

What Is An Axolotl?

Axolotls are passive water-based mobs that are friendly to players but attack any other water-based entities such as Drowned and any other fish in the area. The only exceptions to this are frogs, turtles, dolphins, and Axolotls other than the one in question. 

Axolotls can be attached to leads and when the player enters a battle, he is granted Regeneration for 5 seconds. This effect stacks with the number of Axolotls present. 

Axolotls also possess two unique mechanics where they can either play dead when they are attacked by another mob and the fact that if a player kills a mob that is attacking an Axolotl, the Axolotl removes Mining Fatigue if the player has it. 

Where Do Axolotls Spawn?

Despite the fact that Axolotls can walk on land for up to five minutes, they spawn in water and prefer to live in the water for as long as they can. Additionally, Axolotls can only be bred while both of them are in the water. 

An Axolotl is one of the few mobs that can survive on land if it is raining, and will not start its “out of water” counter until the rain stops. This effect is canceled out by an Axolotl being in a boat. 

How To Breed Axolotls In Minecraft

Moreover, unlike mobs such as dolphins or frigs, Axolotls can be picked up and transported in water buckets. Simultaneously, an Axolotl that has been picked up in a bucket and then let go can never despawn. 

How To Breed Axolotls In Minecraft?

Axolotls can be bred like most other mobs in the game when a certain set of requirements is met. The first and foremost is that two Axolotls need to be present for them to produce a third baby Axolotl. 

After this, both Axolotls need to be fed buckets of tropical fish for them to enter love mode. While I initially thought this meant one bucket would be enough for both, each Axolotl needs its own bucket of fish to enter breeding mode. 

How To Breed Axolotls In Minecraft

Soon enough, when both are in breeding mode, you’ll see a little baby Axolotl swimming around in the water next to its parents. 

While most Axolotl babies will be colored like their parents, there is a small chance (less than 1%) that it turns out to be a blue Axolotl instead. 


Axolotls are definitely interesting creatures in Minecraft. And given the major regeneration boost that they give, along with the fact that they are able to take away Mining Fatigue, it’s no surprise that players want to breed them. 

How many Axolotls do you have? And honestly, how do you find that much tropical fish? Let us know below!

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