Two lakes in Mexico have been home to real life axolotls. One of these lakes is now gone. Even though Minecraft's axolotl population has certain restrictions regarding where they will spawn, you can rest assured that they are still easier to find than they are in the real world.
The following conditions are required for Axolotls to spawn:
They cannot spawn in water or below Y-level 643.
– Their spawning location must be within five blocks from a stone-type block. A solid block must be placed above their spawning location.
These restrictions meant that axolotl could only spawn in underground caves. With Cliffs and Caves Part 2 Mojang changed the locations. You'll now only find axolotl under azalea trees in Lush Caves.
The technical aspect of Minecraft's axolotls is that you can't control them. We know it's disappointing.
However, you can get them to follow your lead by holding a bucket of Tropical Fish (but no Tropical Fish items!) As you approach them, hold a bucket of Tropical Fish (but not items!) in your hand. This allows you to manage them and gives you the freedom to take them to a place of your choice.
Axolotls can be attached to leads or picked up in a Bucket of Water to transport them further. You can get an axolotl as a pet by picking it up.
It is also very useful to be able to herd axolotls for breeding them.
You need to bring two adults into the same area in order to breed axolotls. This is the easiest and most efficient method of getting them to breed.
The next step is to get them into Love Mode by giving them each a bucket of Tropical Fish.
Both will breed an axolotl when they are in Love Mode.
The baby will follow its parents until it reaches adulthood in 20 minutes. If you're really impatient, you can shorten this time by giving the baby buckets of tropical fish. They grow up so fast!
Axolotl colours: Breeding a rare blue Axolotl
Five colors are available for Minecraft axolotls
The four most common colours are lucy, wild (brown), yellow (yellow), cyan (actually whitish and aqua spots). In-game breeding offers a 50/50 chance that a baby axolotl will inherit the colour pattern of one parent.
One in 1,200 chances exist that blue axolotls will be produced by breeding.
A little trivia: Blue axolotls, unlike the other four patterns are not based on real-life axolotl colours but are inspired by Mudkip Pokemon. The low spawning rate is an indication of the estimated wild-life number of axolotls. The more you know, the better!
Axolotls can be considered a passive mob, at least when it comes down to the player.
They are hostile to all aquatic mobs with the exception of turtles and dolphins.
It is more likely to die if you are a flint-hearted or terribly clumsy monster and cause damage to your axolotl. It also takes damage from other mobs, such as those it is constantly aggroing for no apparent reasons.
It can be shammed, but it will gradually recover its health and can't get attacked by other mobs until it resumes normal activity. These cute amphibians are, in other words, surprisingly resilient.