Small Fish

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Small Fish
Smallfish.pngSmallfish2.pngSmallfish3.pngSmallfish4.pngSmallfish5.pngSmallfish6.pngSmallfish7.pngSmallfish8.png
Anchovy Spawn EggAngelfish Spawn EggAngler Spawn EggClownfish Spawn EggGoldfish Spawn EggHippotang Spawn EggManderin Spawn EggPiranha Spawn Egg
Health points

6Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg

Behavior

Passive (wild and tamed)
Hostile (only wild piranhas)

Attack strength

Easy: 2Heart.svg
Normal: 2Heart.svg
Hard: 3Heart.svgHalf Heart.svg

Spawn

1 or more blocks of water, any light level, spawning block must be between level 46 (inclusive) and sea level.

Drops

Raw Fish (0–2)

Usable items

Fish Net

Experience

1–3

Sounds

Hurt/Death

Internal ID

?

Namespaced ID

anchovy
angelfish
angler
clownfish
goldfish
hippotang
manderin
piranha

Small fish are tamable mobs that spawn in water. They have many variants.

Spawning[edit | edit source]

Small fish spawn in water between layers 46 and sea level, and can be found in any biome.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Small fish come in eight different colors. These include grey (anchovy), yellow-white stripes (angelfish), dark grey with blue spots (angler), blue (hippotang), orange striped (clownfish) yellow-gold (goldfish), orange with blue stripes (mandarin), and red (piranha).

Drops[edit | edit source]

When killed, small fish drop 0–2 raw fish and 0–2 eggs, regardless of their size or type. They drop 1–3 experience when killed by a player or tamed wolf.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

A swarm of piranhas can be deadly.

Small fish are always passive towards the player, except for piranhas, which attack the player on sight.

They swim around almost immediately when first spawned into the world and wander around aimlessly, swimming up and down through each layer. Occasionally, small fish will stay in one spot for a while. They are not attracted to light, and do not deliberately interact with the player, other than swimming away from the player when approached. They will also swim towards a fish hook that is used in water. They can then be reeled in this way with a fishing rod.

Small fish suffocate if they are beached on land for too long. While on land, they do not move, and stay stationary until they suffocate. They can take fall damage and burn like any mob, but they cannot drown.

Herd following[edit | edit source]

Piranhas have a 'herd following AI', and will hang out in a group. If a piranha in the group wanders away the others follow it. When piranhas attack, they remain in the group and sometimes one moves towards the player, attacks and returns back to the group. Sometimes one piranha moves towards the player but doesn't attack and returns to the group. This in turn acts as a shy'/aggressive behavior.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Small fish are tamed by using a fish net on them; the net will catch the fish, which will then appear in your inventory. After being released from the net, the naming screen will appear and the fish will be tamed. Small fish can be also be tamed by hatching their eggs in water. Tamed piranhas do not attack their owner.

Variations[edit | edit source]

There are eight types of small fish.

Image Species
Angel.png
Angelfish
Anchovy.png
Anchovy
Angler.png
Angler
Hippotang.png
Hippotang
Clownfish.png
Clownfish
Goldfish.png
Goldfish
Manderin.png
Manderin
Piranhy.png
Piranha

History[edit | edit source]

Version

v12.0.0[edit | edit source]

- Fixed small and medium fish not hatching.

v10.0.1[edit | edit source]

- Small fish were split into separate entities.

v8.0.0 DEVa[edit | edit source]

- Piranhas now move as a group and attack differently.

v6.2.1[edit | edit source]

- Fixed small fish not dropping the correct egg type.

v5.2.0 DEV[edit | edit source]

- Added small fish.

- Piranhas are now a separate mob.

v5.0.5[edit | edit source]

- Piranhas will no longer cause damage to a player when riding an entity or a boat.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Small fish are one of the smallest, if not the smallest mobs. They come in random sizes, but some can even be smaller than ants.
  • When out of water, like other aquatic mobs, small fish are extremely resistant to knockback.
  • The appearance of piranhas is based on the red-bellied piranha.
  • Piranhas are the smallest hostile mobs in Mo' Creatures.
  • Formerly, piranhas were red fishies, but they were revamped and classed as a separate mob in v5.2.0 DEV.

Gallery[edit | edit source]