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Lake

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Splish splosh.

A lake is a biome. It is a large area covered with fairly deep water. Lakes can be filled with freshwater, saltwater or brackish water. Lakes have slopes leading into the water, making them ideal for learning how to swim in adventure mode.

The settings you choose during World generation have a large impact on how many lakes will be formed. For example, a Large Island world will typically have many fewer lakes than a Large Region world.

There are six types of lakes, divided by climate and the salinity of the water. They are listed in the following table:

Freshwater Brackish water Saltwater
Temperate Temperate freshwater lake Temperate brackish lake Temperate saltwater lake
Tropical Tropical freshwater lake Tropical brackish lake Tropical saltwater lake

Wildlife[edit]

Creatures[edit]

Name Temperate lake Tropical lake
Freshwater Brackish Saltwater Freshwater Brackish Saltwater
T Alligator snapping turtle
b Beaver
α Carp
t Common snapping turtle
d Duck
g Goose
H Hippo
g Longnose gar
l Loon
α Milkfish
m Mink
o Osprey
α Pike
o River otter
~ Sea lamprey
s Sponge
ò Stingray
s Swan
α Tigerfish

In savage lakes:

Name Temperate lake Tropical lake
Freshwater Brackish Saltwater Freshwater Brackish Saltwater
a Axolotl man
b Beaver man
A Giant axolotl
B Giant beaver
F Giant green tree frog
H Giant hippo
L Giant leech
L Giant loon
M Giant mink
O Giant osprey
O Giant otter
T Giant snapping turtle
S Giant sponge
s Giant swan
f Green tree frog man
H Hippo man
l Leech man
l Loon man
m Mink man
o Osprey man
o Otter man
T Snapping turtle man
s Sponge man
s Swan man

Vermin[edit]

Name Temperate lake Tropical lake
Freshwater Brackish Saltwater Freshwater Brackish Saltwater
Axolotl X X X
α Banded knifefish X
α Black bullhead X
α Brown bullhead X
α Char X
α Clown loach X
Green tree frog X
α Guppy X X X
~ Leech X X X X X X
α Lungfish X X X
m Mussel X X X X X X
α Perch X
α Rainbow trout X
α Sailfin molly X X X
α Yellow bullhead X

In good lakes:

Name Temperate lake Tropical lake
Freshwater Brackish Saltwater Freshwater Brackish Saltwater
Fairy X X X X X X
· Pixie X X X X X X
"Lake" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: ner
Elvish: ÿonali
Goblin: smespu
Human: hode
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