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Flying Fish are passive mobs that spawn in lukewarm oceans.

Appearance

Flying fish are based on the Atlantic flying fish, and although they are always blue in color, with a white underside, grey fins, and light blue eyes, the streaks on their pectoral fins come in 2 different colors: purple and bright yellow.

Behavior

Flying fish make no attempt to interact with any nearby players and mobs, and just aimlessly swim around in a similar manner to fish; as well as this, they will occasionally leap out of the water and glide a small distance above the surface before landing back in, often doing this multiple times in a row. Upon taking damage, they will rapidly rise to the surface before immediately leaping out of the water.

Flying fish can be caught by using a water bucket on them; when this bucket is used on a block, it immediately empties, placing a source of water with the flying fish inside of it.

If a flying fish gets beached on land, it will start suffocating after 20 seconds. While on land, flying fish will flop around erratically in an attempt to get back into the water.

History

  • 10.0.0:
    • Introduced.

Trivia

  • It is possible for a flying fish to beach itself on land with its leap, dooming it to certain death unless it manages to flop back into the water.
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