If you’re looking for a way to add a splash of color to your Minecraft world, then a blue axolotl is the perfect pick. Not only are these small aquatic creatures incredibly adorable, but they can also be found in a wide variety of vibrant hues. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the steps of how to get a blue axolotl in Minecraft – from tracking them down to breeding them in your underwater world. We’ll also provide tips and tricks to help you maintain a thriving aquatic environment while giving your blue axolotl the best home possible. So, if you’re ready to add a dash of color to your Minecraft experience, let’s dive right in and find out how to get a blue axolotl!
How To Get Blue Axolotl Minecraft
If you’re looking to get a blue axolotl in Minecraft, then you’ll first need to track down its spawning location. Fortunately, these creatures are fairly common and spawn naturally in most bodies of water. They can be found both above and below the surface of the water, but they are most commonly found in shallow areas that are close to shore. These areas have the highest concentration of small insects that the axolotls feed on, so it’s a good idea to search for them near insect hives or underwater plants that produce seeds. Additionally, underwater caves are another great place to look for these creatures because they tend to spawn near lava flows where there is plenty of food available.
While it’s possible to find blue axolotls waiting in their natural habitat, they will only remain there until they die (or are killed by a player). If you want to keep your blue axolotl alive indefinitely, then you’ll need to breed it. Thankfully, this process is fairly simple and can be done using a few basic items. The first thing you’ll need is an axolotl egg that has been laid by your axolotl. Axolotls naturally lay their eggs on the bottom of the water, so you should search for them in shallow areas near shore. Next, you’ll need a water bottle to hold the egg once you find it. If you don’t have one on hand, simply craft one from four glass blocks and fill it with water from any source (pond, lake, etc.) After collecting a water bottle and an axolotl egg, all that’s left to do is put them together in a crafting table to create an axolotl spawn egg:
Once you’ve collected your blue axolotl spawn egg and placed it in your home or underwater base, there are several things that you can do to ensure its survival. First and foremost, you should provide it with a suitable habitat that replicates its natural environment. For example, if you are spawning your axolotl in a lake, then you’ll need to create an underwater base beneath the surface of the water. You can do this by building a series of connected blocks submerged beneath the water’s surface. You’ll want to leave an opening for your axolotl so that it can get in and out easily (and for other players to be able to interact with it).
Axolotls are very delicate creatures that can be easily damaged if you aren’t careful. If you keep an axolotl in a regular tank when it is young, then it may end up dying as a result of disease or starvation. Adult axolotls are also susceptible to some diseases and parasites such as Giardia or Cryptocaryon. If this happens, your axolotl will need to be treated immediately to prevent any permanent damage it may have suffered (and possibly the death of its host).
5. Survival Rates
Axolotls generally take around two weeks to mature (after hatching) and five to six months to reach maturity. For this reason, it’s important to create your axolotl spawn egg as soon as possible so that it can have time to mature before the arrival of spring (when most animals migrate from their winter homes).
How To Breed Blue Axolotls
1. Water Your Fish Tank
The first thing that you’ll need to do to breed blue axolotls is to ensure that your fish tank contains a large quantity of water. You should fill the tank about halfway before adding any fish. Then, add a tube of any kind (such as an empty clear glass bottle) and allow the axolotl to drink from it by accident or design. If you have a fish or two in the tank, then don’t add more than one. If you have more than two, don’t add more than three. After allowing several days for your blue axolotl to grow, it will start spawning red axolotls which are susceptible to being caught by fishermen.
Once you have established the water needs of your fish tank, it’s time to spawn the red axolotl. It is easiest to do this when the fish tank is empty as you won’t be adding any additional water yourself. If you keep a smaller tank, then you can risk adding some extra water. However, if you are keeping a large aquarium, then it may be easier for your axolotl colony to reach breeding maturity in the larger tank rather than trying to breed in an already full one (which could lead to disease or death).
3. Water Exchange
The next thing that you need to do is add some clean water from your fish tank into your axolotl spawn egg (ideally via a condensation chamber). This will allow your axolotl to drink from both sources at once and will ensure that no diseases or parasites are lurking in either source. You should also put some dead-nettles into the water before adding the axolotl spawn egg if you have any.
4. Replacement Water
You should remove all of the water from the tank and add some test tube water from a health store or pharmacy, to ensure that there aren’t any diseases or parasites in the replacement water. You should also add some dead nettles at this point.
5. Foraging For Eggs
Once your axolotl is well on its way to adulthood, it will start attempting to spawn as long as possible (at least a year old). Once it reaches maturity, it will stop spawning and will instead start attempting to make more red axolotls; these are susceptible to being caught by fishermen. It is important to let your axolotl go its way once this point has been reached as if you try and intervene you could harm not only yourself but also the remaining red axolotls that aren’t mature yet (which can potentially lead to disease or death).
Tips For Maintaining A Thriving Aquatic Environment
The lighting in your aquarium should be bright, but not too bright. It should be bright enough so that the fish can see what is around them (i.e. plants) but not so bright that it causes stress or damage to the fish’s eyes. The best type of lighting is fluorescent light in terms of providing sufficient light and being relatively low-cost. You mustn’t use a light that has a red component as this is what will cause your axolotl’s health to deteriorate over time.
In addition to having bright lighting, it’s also extremely important for your tank to have good filtration as well (ideally, you should have at least two filters). A filter will help your tank maintain its water quality without having it completely depleted every few months; on top of this, some filters can double as another source of food for your axolotl by way of feeding bacteria and algae.
3. Water Temperature & Dissolved Oxygen
Water temperature should ideally be around 80 degrees Fahrenheit; anything higher than this will start to kill off algae, while anything lower than this will cause your axolotl to be unable to properly regulate its body temperature. You can test the water’s temperature with a thermometer or if you prefer, with an aquarium thermometer. If you’re unsure about the water’s temperature, it is better to err on the low side and provide plenty of oxygen for your axolotl by way of a bubbler. Bubblers are also effective at raising the water’s dissolved oxygen level. For good results from both a bubbler and aquarium thermometer, use distilled water; tap water may have harmful chemicals that can kill off your axolotl’s immune system through respiratory damage (or at least cause developmental issues).
Cleaning the tank should be done daily, or weekly at the bare minimum. You need to use a clean cloth, sand, or gravel scrubber for this as well. It’s also very important to change the water frequently as well to keep it free from debris, waste, and any pathogens that may have been introduced from food and water changes.
Now that you’re equipped with the knowledge of how to get a blue axolotl, you can start searching for the perfect specimen. Once you’ve found the blue axolotl of your dreams, you can begin breeding to expand your aquatic collection. Make sure you maintain your biome to keep your axolotls safe and happy! With a little work, you’ll soon have a thriving aquatic biome full of adorable blue axolotls!