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Minecraft Mobs Silverfish

A video all about Silverfish.

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A Silverfish.

Silverfish are the smallest mob in Minecraft. They appear when the player mines a certain block. The block, named Block Number 97, is available in Creative Mode as a Stone (or Cobblestone) Monster Egg. These only spawn in Extreme Hills Biomes or Extreme Hills Edge biomes. They also appear in Strongholds, where there are Silverfish spawners. Silverfish also drop no reward for killing them aside from experience.

Silverfish were the basis for Endermite's and Redstone Bug's design.

Fighting Silverfish

If you mine a block that spawns a Silverfish, it's best to run away until the Silverfish either gets out of the cave or falls over a cliff. When out of the cave, it's safe to kill it. This is because nearby Block 97s will trigger if you attack a Silverfish. Once out of the cave, they are quite vulnerable and weak. Beware when going through Strongholds, as there is a Silverfish spawner next to the End Portal. If you escape a Silverfish without killing it, it may wriggle into a cobblestone/stone/stone brick block and turn it into a Monster Egg. Mossy Cobblestone is safe to break.

Behavior

Silverfish don't appear to be very smart. However, they do scuttle towards a player if they spot them. This shows that they know how to target something. It is probable that they are predatory, as they feed on decaying matter - and to get decaying matter, something has to die. Some players find them hard to hit due to their small size and fairly rapid movement.

Where they live naturally

Trivia

  • Silverfish and Cave Spiders are the only mobs whose spawning is completely unaffected by the command /gamerule doMobSpawning false. This is because they only spawn from spawners and special blocks, which are not affected by the command.
  • Both Silverfish and Endermites, which they are very similar to, suffocate in Soul Sand.
Mobs
Hostile Wither Skeleton Wither SkeletonSkeleton SkeletonSilverfish SilverfishWitch WitchSpider Jockey Spider JockeyGhast GhastMagma Cube Magma CubeChicken Jockey Chicken JockeyZombie Villager Zombie VillagerEndermite EndermiteBlaze BlazeSlime SlimeCreeper CreeperCave Spider Cave SpiderZombie Zombie
Neutral Spider Jockey Spider JockeyChicken Jockey Chicken JockeyEnderman EndermanSpider SpiderWolf WolfIron Golem Iron GolemZombie Pigman Zombie Pigman
Friendly 16px Squid16px OcelotChicken Chicken16px Villager16px Bat16px CowMooshroom MooshroomHorse HorsePig Pig16px Snow GolemPig Pig16px Sheep
Unimplemented 16px Fish (Mob)16px Friendly Wither16px Redstone Bug16px Giant16px Human16px Rana
Boss 16px Wither16px Ender Dragon
Modded 16px Mods/Harken Scythe/Harbinger16px Mods/Natura/Heatscar Spider16px Mods/Tinker's Construct/Nitro Creeper16px Mods/Twilight Forest/Carminite Ghastguard16px Mods/Twilight Forest/Carminite Ghastling16px Mods/Twilight Forest/Hydra16px Mods/Twilight Forest/Minoshroom16px Mods/Twilight Forest/Naga16px Mods/Twilight Forest/Twilight Lich16px Mods/Twilight Forest/Twilight Wraith16px Mods/OreSpawn/Attack Squid16px Mods/Twilight Forest/Ur-Ghast

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