Silverfish are hostile mobs that spawn naturally in Strongholds. Their health is low so they can be killed easily.

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A Silverfish
Type Hostile Mob
Health 8 hearts
Modded? No


Silverfish spawn naturally in Strongholds. They also spawn in the End Portal room in a Silverfish Spawner. In Strongholds, there is a block named "Silverfish Stone Bricks". If the player mines that block, a Silverfish will pop out and attack the player. If the Silverfish stays alone for sometime, it will return inside any stone brick thus transforming it into a monster egg.


Due to their low health, Silverfish can be easily killed with a Wooden Sword or above. However, like Zombie Pigmen, if the player provokes a Silverfish, then all the other Silverfish that are close will attack the player.


  • Silverfishes lose HP points when standing on Soul Sand.
  • It is one of the three smallest mobs, the other two being the Bat and the Endermite.