Aquarium with real fish

Complexity: simple
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Aquarium with real fish

+ Real fish | + Versatile design, as there is no water | + Optimized for 1.9 | + Fish swim around wildly

The Aquarium Sync and corrections by n17t01 not with water filled. Thus arise no limitations in the design. The blue watercolor is subsequently replaced by the blue glass of the aquarium is produced. Inside the aquarium everything looks "normal"; from the outside as with water.
The real peculiarity is that the Fish in the aquarium really live and wildly swim. You can spawn as many fish as you want. The fish die and respawn ever.
Through cool Particle effects the aquarium becomes even more alive. I have exemplary built a ruin in my aquarium and spawned a "bubble" effect over the chest. This creates Bubbles above the chest.

The chest with the already mentioned "Bubble" effect. How you can create the effect is described in the Instructions.

You can equip the aquarium with everything as it is no water owns.
In addition, here is well the Glass pane to the outside visible.

The view from Outside: Looks like watered!


Now, I'm gonna show you how to do that. recreate and what you can note soltest!

One, you build yourself a Room which subsequently becomes a Aquarium should receive.
    I use exemplary the Hotel room From @InteriorETC.

Important: Build in your aquarium only Half steps or stairs to the Ceilingotherwise the fish will "hang" there!
>> This does not apply to the floor / walls !!! <<

2. Design your aquarium beautiful with many details. If you uncreative, you can always recreate my aquarium.

TipYou can place the sugar cane by placing water next to it with a sandstone over it. This way the water will not be visible.

3. place the "Bubble" effect:
  •    Build the fastest clock in the world
  •    Hang on it a Command Block         >> In the 1.9 you can also use a "repeat" command block.
  •    Copy the following command into the command block:

    [quote]/particle bubble x y z 0.2 3 0.1 0.3 60[/quote]
           The value 0.2 determines the Expansion of the bubbles on the x-axis. 0.2 is perfect.
           The value 3 determines the Propagation on the y-axis (up). 3 is super.
           The value 0.1 determines the Propagation on the z-axis. 0.1 is good.
           The value 0.3 represents the Speed of the bubbles there. Try a bit around and find the best value for you. I recommend 0.3.
           The value 60 determines the Number of bubbles. Try different values and choose the best. I'll take 60.

4. create fish!
  •    Info: The fish ride on invisible bats
  •    Take a command block, place it in your aquarium (at least 1 Block space about it!)
  •    Copy the following command into the block and activate it (one pulse is enough); no clock!)
  •    For 1.9:
  • /summon Bat ~ ~1 ~ {Invulnerable:1,PersistenceRequired:1,ActiveEffects:[{Id:14,Amplifier:1,Duration:1000000,Ambient:1}],Passengers:[{id: "Item",Item:{id: "fish",Count:1,Damage:2},PickupDelay:-100,Age:-32768}]}
  •    For 1.8:
  • summon Item ~ ~-2 {Item:{id:fish,Count:1,Damage:2},PickupDelay:-100,Age:-32768,Riding:{id: "Bat",Invulnerable:1,PersistenceRequired:1,ActiveEffects:[{Id:14,Amplifier:1,Duration:1000000,Ambient:1}]}}
5. build the blue Glass pane an



  1. Thank you so much. <3 I wanted to make an aquarium for a long time, in which fish swim. I did know that you just have to make the item ride on a bat, but never got it done. ^^"
    But now thanks to your tutorial I finally can. ^^ Definitely get a like from me. ^^

  2. I have a little question. Have I found a bug, or am I too much of a noob to get it to work? I can't seem to get the bubble effect to work. With the copied command it doesn't work and if I play around a bit, so replace x y z with ~ ~ ~, a message appears in chat but I don't see any bubbles. It should also be noted that I have particles set to all. I am asking for quick help because I really want to build this aquarium completely.

  3. Has done. ^^ Have played a little further in the command and suddenly it worked. Do not know exactly what was wrong. ^^" But now it works. ^^ Thanks for your help anyway.

  4. I have a question. I have the problem that not only the bats but also the fish are invisible. 
    How can I change this? My Minecraft version is 1.8.9

    Can someone please help me?

  5. @Julian
    I tried it with both ommands. It was with both the same problem. Must any spetzielle conditions be fulfilled that the fish can spawn? (location of the commmandblock or landscape) 
    Thanks for your quick reply

  6. the commandblock should be placed like in the description
    [quote]Take a command block, place it in your aquarium (at least 1 Block space about it!)[/quote]

    and you should have the difficulty on easy or higher

  7. Hi, guys,

    maybe someone can give me a quick hand.

    My problem: Invisible bats are there, but no fish to be seen. 
    (I have 1.9 and also followed all instructions otherwise as described).

    I must say that I have never used command blocks, because I've only recently started to play and still do not have the basic knowledge. Nevertheless, I would like to rebuild this aquarium in Creativemode.

    Question: Do I need to rewrite the code somehow? And if so, how?
    An example would be nice.

    Thanks in advance.

    Greetings, the RadicalEd ?

  8. @RadicalEd

    hey, if you're playing in 1.9, use the command:

    summon Item ~ ~-2 {Item:{id:fish,Count:1,Damage:2},PickupDelay:-100,Age:-32768,Riding:{id: "Bat",Invulnerable:1,PersistenceRequired:1,ActiveEffects:[{Id:14,Amplifier:1,Duration:1000000,Ambient:1}]}}


    also make sure there is a block of space above the command block and that you are playing on at least simple. if you are using a server, check the and any plugin configurations.

    for further questions I am happy to answer them ;D

  9. Hi 0815julian

    Thanks for your quick reply. i tried around a bit and it worked at least once ( I didn't change the code), i had also considered everything as described. as it seems it doesn't always work. Maybe a bug, I don't know. Thanks anyway.
    What still bothers me that the command blocks are visible.

    the RadicalEd ?

  10. @RadicalEd

    what do you mean?
    What still bothers me is that the command blocks are visible.[/quote]

    i hope you didn't build the comandblock to a clock 😀

  11. No no, I mean it as I said. The Commandoblocks are still visible with me. Apart from the fact that I do not know how to build ne clock, as I said, the RadicalEd is tolale/r/s beginner.

  12. Ah, okay. I was just confused, since you see in your video now none. I suppose just built in, right? ^^
    What can I say, I'm a noob and I stand by it. XD
    Thanks again,

    the RadicalEd ?

  13. @RadicalEd

    I think I understand you now: so:
    if you execute a command in the commandblock like you did and spawn a "fish", the commandblock will not continue to work. the fish moves through the bat it is riding on. you can simply destroy the commandblock when you have spawned enough fish.

  14. post better stuff , otherwise :

  15. That is the sickest and most brilliant idea I have ever heard of XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
    I am honestly deeply impressed by so much creativity!!!! This is genius!