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Coral is a transparent block that can only be placed underwater. It comes in five variants: tube, brain, bubble, fire, and horn.
Coral can be instantly mined and will always drop themselves.[Java Edition only]
Coral can be grown when using bone meal on a block under water.[Bedrock Edition only]
Coral naturally generates in coral reef structures. These are found in warm oceans.
Coral can be used as a building or decoration block.
It is possible to place them in one-high water.[Java Edition only]
|May 21, 2009||Notch expresses interest in a suggestion regarding corals by user "solarblade".|
|June 28, 2010||Notch mentioned on his blog: "I tried adding corals, but it’s really hard to draw a single block that looks like corals, since it’s really more about crazy amounts of variation and diversity. But I do know that the corals will have tiny fish particles around them."|
|October 5, 2012||Coral were jokingly teased in the fake snapshot 12marc40awesome, along with fish as mobs and "fish blocks".|
|November 18, 2017||Two types of coral were shown in a clip at MineCon Earth.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.13||18w10a||Added coral, which at the time were erroneously named coral plants. Also, their variants were named blue, pink, purple, red, and yellow instead of tube, brain, bubble, fire, and horn, like they are now.|
|18w10b||Changed texture of red coral.|
|18w10d||Added coral reefs, allowing coral to generate naturally.|
|18w14b||Renamed what was previously coral plants to coral.|
|Renamed the blue, pink, purple, red, and yellow variants of coral plants to tube, brain, bubble, fire, and horn, respectively.|
|1.4||1.2.14 build 1||Added coral.|