Silverfish are little creatures that are often found living underground. They prefer dark, moist areas.
They are attracted to sugary food, fibers, and decomposing materials. They will eat paper, cardboard, books, and cereals.
Their life span is two to eight years. These small arthropods molt continuously throughout their lifetime.
When they molt, silverfish leave behind scales. If you have a silverfish infestation, you should clean up as many traces of them as possible. You might also want to try vacuuming to remove any remaining eggs.
These mobs can be very annoying, but they do not carry diseases. This means you can avoid them when mining.
However, they can be a problem if you have a large number of them. They do not give much XP, but they do deal some damage. A silverfish block breaks in 1.13 seconds.
When you kill a silverfish, it gives you five experience points. In addition, you can use a silk touch enchantment to prevent them from spawning.
Silverfish will attack players when a Y-coordinate shifts. They do not bite, but they do deal damage via contact.
While silverfish aren’t poisonous, they can cause allergic reactions in some people. That is why you should wear armor.
Silverfish swarms can be a real threat. As they grow, they can overwhelm a player. The best way to get rid of a silverfish swarm is to eliminate the spawner.
When a silverfish is attacked, it will call other silverfish in the area. It can also attack you when you go up or down in elevation.