How to Breed Axolotls in Minecraft

How to Breed Axolotls in Minecraft
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Axolotls are cute amphibian animals in Minecraft that commonly spawn in the lush cave biomes. Followed by its unique appearance and colors, many Minecrafters are craving to own at least one, especially the blue variant axolotl.

In today’s article, we’ll show you how to breed axolotls in Minecraft!

3 Steps to Breed Axolotls in Minecraft

#1 Find Food for your Axolotls

Axolotls are the first mob in Minecraft to eat tropical fish. But in order to breed the axolotls, you actually need a bucket of tropical fish, not the fish itself. For a detailed guide, you can check this article: what axolotls eat in Minecraft.

In general, you will need to go mining for raw irons, then smelt them in the furnace to get iron ingots, from which, you can craft an empty bucket. When you have the bucket, head for the lukewarm ocean or warm ocean biome to catch the tropical fish with it. Try to get at least 2 buckets of tropical fish.

#2 Find 2 Axolotls

You need 2 alive axolotls in order to breed them. Axolotls can only spawn in the lush cave biomes, where there are clay blocks surrounded by water pools. And the only way to find this specific biome in survival mode is by mining underground (not too deep, usually between the Y layer from 0 to 40).

If you have access to creative mode, you can simply type the /locate biome minecraft:lush_caves command and it will show you the coordinates of the nearest lush cave.

When you’ve found a lush cave, try wandering around and looking for any water pools. Eventually, you will find some lovely creatures swimming in the gloomy cave.

#3 Breed Axolotls

To breed axolotls, put the bucket of tropical fish in your hot bar, then look at the axolotls and right-click on them. When you see the red particles start floating above their head, they will enter love mode and start producing a baby axolotl soon.

You can feed the baby axolotl with buckets of tropical fish to speed up its growth speed. Each bucket reduces the growth time by 10%. Rinse and repeat this process until you have an army of axolotls, or until you have a blue axolotl.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do axolotls breed on their own Minecraft?

No, axolotls don’t breed on their own. You need to give them buckets of tropical fish so they can start breeding.

Can you tame axolotls in Minecraft?

You can’t tame axolotls in Minecraft. But you can use lead items on them to lead them with you. Or the best way to transport axolotls in Minecraft is to capture them in buckets.

Can blue axolotls be bred in Minecraft?

Yes, blue axolotls can be bred in Minecraft. Each time you breed the axolotls, they will have a 0.083% chance to produce a blue axolotl.