In Minecraft, the Silverfish is an aggressive, hostile mob. They are not useful to the player, and they can be hard to deal with. But if you are a skilled bow player, you can reduce their size to a manageable level.
The silverfish was first introduced in the official release of Minecraft 1.8. Before that, the silverfish had a placeholder sound. This sound was similar to the sound of spiders.
The Silverfish has a silver skin and silver spikes. It can be found in various biomes, especially the mountains biome. These creatures are fairly easy to kill, but they can be a nuisance to players.
When a player is hit, the Silverfish will call out other nearby Silverfish. Upon being hit, the silverfish will deal 1.5 damage per attack. If the player is attacked when he is standing on soul sand, he will take suffocation damage.
When the player comes back down from a damage hop, he will be hit again. This damage will decrease his health to a large amount.
In Creative Mode, you can spawn Silverfish from the spawner. However, they cannot spawn if the block is destroyed.
You can also spawn Silverfish from a ‘Silverfish Block’. Unlike normal blocks, these are ‘Infested Blocks’. An ‘Infested Block’ can be any type of block, such as cobblestone or stone brick.
If you encounter silverfish, you should wear armor. Otherwise, they will sting you. For an added protection, try splash potions.