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Corals are non-solid blocks that come in five variants: tube, brain, bubble, fire, and horn.
When using bone meal on dirt, coarse dirt, sand, red sand or gravel underwater, coral will generate in place of some of the seagrass.[Java and Legacy Console editions only] However, this only works in warm ocean biomes.
Corals can be used as a building or decoration block. If it's not placed underwater, it will quickly transform into dead coral.If at any time the block above a coral is removed (such as by using a bucket to remove a water source block or by breaking a solid or transparent block) and not immediately replaced with water (which can flow into the block or be left behind when a waterlogged block is broken), the coral will break and drop nothing.
In order for coral to stay alive, at least one of the blocks surrounding it must be water. If placed outside of water, it will transform into its respective dead coral after a few seconds in Java and Legacy Console editions; in Bedrock Edition the coral will instead disappear.
|Dead Tube Coral|
|Dead Brain Coral|
|Dead Bubble Coral|
|Dead Fire Coral|
|Dead Horn Coral|
|Block||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID|
In Bedrock Edition, corals have the following block data:
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|waterlogged||Whether or not there's water in the same place as this coral.|
|Java Edition Classic|
|May 21, 2009||Notch expresses interest in a suggestion regarding corals by user "solarblade".|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|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.|
|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 corals.|
|Renamed the blue, pink, purple, red, and yellow corals to tube, brain, bubble, fire, and horn, respectively.|
|pre6||Added 5 new sound events that apply to corals: |
|pre10||Coral can now be collected using silk touch. Prior to this, they were completely unobtainable in survival.|
|1.13.1||18w31a||Bone meal used in water of warm ocean biomes now has a chance of growing coral.|
|18w32a||Added dead coral.|
|1.4.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Added corals.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU69||1.76||Patch 38||Added corals.|