In theory, a player would be able to slay this mob, which could then be cooked.Instead of this mob version, 2D Raw Fish items were added to the game. These can be caught with a Fishing Rod. These raw fish appear to serve the same purpose as a fish mob would have served, and Notch has since left Mojang, so for a while, it seemed unlikely players would see mobs such as these implemented. However, several years later in early 2018, The Update Aquatic was announced, which included plans to finally implement these fish in a mob form.
- In 2013 Jeb stated on Reddit that he would like to add more animals, including fish, to Minecraft. However, no timeline was given.