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This article is about the non-solid block. For the original block, see Coral. For other kinds of coral, see Coral (disambiguation).
Coral Fan
Tube Coral Fan JE1 BE2.pngBrain Coral Fan JE1 BE2.pngBubble Coral Fan JE1 BE2.pngFire Coral Fan JE1 BE2.pngHorn Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png
Dead Tube Coral Fan JE1 BE2.pngDead Brain Coral Fan JE1 BE2.pngDead Bubble Coral Fan JE1 BE2.pngDead Fire Coral Fan JE1 BE2.pngDead Horn Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png
Tube Coral Wall Fan (S) JE2.pngBrain Coral Wall Fan (S) JE2.pngBubble Coral Wall Fan (S) JE2.pngFire Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.pngHorn Coral Wall Fan (S) JE2.pngTube Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.pngBrain Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.pngBubble Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.pngFire Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.pngHorn Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.png
Dead Tube Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.pngDead Brain Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.pngDead Bubble Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.pngDead Fire Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.pngDead Horn Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.pngDead Tube Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.pngDead Brain Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.pngDead Bubble Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.pngDead Fire Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.pngDead Horn Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Any tool

Blast resistance

0

Hardness

0

Luminant

0

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Coral fans are non-solid blocks that come in 5 variants: tube, brain, bubble, fire, and horn.

Dead coral fans are the dead variants of coral fans.

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

Coral fans and their dead variants can be mined instantly, but can be obtained only when mined with a Silk Touch enchanted tool. Breaking coral fans without Silk Touch destroys the coral fan.

Dead coral fans can only be obtained with a Silk Touch pickaxe.[1]

Natural generation[]

Coral fans and dead coral fans naturally generate in coral reef structures.

Post-generation[]

Bone meal[]

When bone meal is used in warm ocean biomes, it has a chance of generating coral fans.

Dead coral fans[]

In order for coral fans to stay alive, they must be placed in water. In Java Edition, coral fans can also be placed outside of water as long as one of the blocks surrounding it contains water. If placed outside of water, they transform into their respective dead coral fan immediately‌[Bedrock Edition only] or after a few seconds‌[Java Edition only].

Wall Coral Fans[]

Wall coral fans cannot be obtained through vanilla means. In Java Edition, they are completely unobtainable, but in Bedrock Edition, they can be obtained through add-ons or inventory editing, though the item form is badly glitched to the point of being completely nameless.

Usage[]

Coral fans and dead coral fans can be used for building or as a decoration block.

Placement[]

All coral fans (and their dead variants) can be placed on the four sides and the top surface of blocks; they cannot be placed on the bottom surface.

Pushing with pistons[]

Live coral fans cannot be pushed by pistons (attempting to do so results in the coral fan breaking). Dead coral fans can be pushed by pistons as long as they will still be "supported" in the new position (not floating).

Sounds[]

Alive[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.wet_grass.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.wet_grass.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.wet_grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.wet_grass.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.wet_grass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Dead[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.stone1.00.8
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.stone0.370.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0
BlocksWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.stone1.00.8

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
Tube Coral Fantube_coral_fanBlock & Itemcorals
underwater_bonemeals
block.minecraft.tube_coral_fan
Brain Coral Fanbrain_coral_fanBlock & Itemcorals
underwater_bonemeals
block.minecraft.brain_coral_fan
Bubble Coral Fanbubble_coral_fanBlock & Itemcorals
underwater_bonemeals
block.minecraft.bubble_coral_fan
Fire Coral Fanfire_coral_fanBlock & Itemcorals
underwater_bonemeals
block.minecraft.fire_coral_fan
Horn Coral Fanhorn_coral_fanBlock & Itemcorals
underwater_bonemeals
block.minecraft.horn_coral_fan
Dead Tube Coral Fandead_tube_coral_fanBlock & ItemNoneblock.minecraft.dead_tube_coral_fan
Dead Brain Coral Fandead_brain_coral_fanBlock & ItemNoneblock.minecraft.dead_brain_coral_fan
Dead Bubble Coral Fandead_bubble_coral_fanBlock & ItemNoneblock.minecraft.dead_bubble_coral_fan
Dead Fire Coral Fandead_fire_coral_fanBlock & ItemNoneblock.minecraft.dead_fire_coral_fan
Dead Horn Coral Fandead_horn_coral_fanBlock & ItemNoneblock.minecraft.dead_horn_coral_fan
Tube Coral Wall Fantube_coral_wall_fanBlockunderwater_bonemeals
wall_corals
block.minecraft.tube_coral_wall_fan
Brain Coral Wall Fanbrain_coral_wall_fanBlockunderwater_bonemeals
wall_corals
block.minecraft.brain_coral_wall_fan
Bubble Coral Wall Fanbubble_coral_wall_fanBlockunderwater_bonemeals
wall_corals
block.minecraft.bubble_coral_wall_fan
Fire Coral Wall Fanfire_coral_wall_fanBlockunderwater_bonemeals
wall_corals
block.minecraft.fire_coral_wall_fan
Horn Coral Wall Fanhorn_coral_wall_fanBlockunderwater_bonemeals
wall_corals
block.minecraft.horn_coral_wall_fan
Dead Tube Coral Wall Fandead_tube_coral_wall_fanBlockNoneblock.minecraft.dead_tube_coral_wall_fan
Dead Brain Coral Wall Fandead_brain_coral_wall_fanBlockNoneblock.minecraft.dead_brain_coral_wall_fan
Dead Bubble Coral Wall Fandead_bubble_coral_wall_fanBlockNoneblock.minecraft.dead_bubble_coral_wall_fan
Dead Fire Coral Wall Fandead_fire_coral_wall_fanBlockNoneblock.minecraft.dead_fire_coral_wall_fan
Dead Horn Coral Wall Fandead_horn_coral_wall_fanBlockNoneblock.minecraft.dead_horn_coral_wall_fan

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Coral Fancoral_fan388Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.coral_fan.blue_fan.name
tile.coral_fan.pink_fan.name
tile.coral_fan.purple_fan.name
tile.coral_fan.red_fan.name
tile.coral_fan.yellow_fan.name
Dead Coral Fancoral_fan_dead389Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.coral_fan.blue_fan_dead.name
tile.coral_fan.pink_fan_dead.name
tile.coral_fan_dead.purple_fan_dead.name
tile.coral_fan_dead.red_fan.name
tile.coral_fan_dead.yellow_fan.name
Coral Wall Fan
(tube and brain)
coral_fan_hang390Block & Ungiveable Item[i 4]Identical[i 3]
Coral Wall Fan
(bubble and fire)
coral_fan_hang2391Block & Ungiveable Item[i 4]Identical[i 3]
Coral Wall Fan
(horn)
coral_fan_hang3392Block & Ungiveable Item[i 4]Identical[i 3]
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. a b Available with /give command.
  3. a b c d e The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.
  4. a b c Unavailable with /give command

Block state[]

See also: Block states

Java Edition
Floor:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
waterloggedtruefalse
true
Whether or not there's water in the same place as this coral fan.

Wall:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
facingnortheast
north
south
west
The direction in which the coral fan juts out from the block it is attached to.
For example, a coral fan facing north is attached to a block to its south.
waterloggedtruefalse
true
Whether or not there's water in the same place as this coral fan.

Bedrock Edition
Floor:

NameMetadata Bits Default value Allowed valuesValues for
Metadata Bits
Description
coral_color0x1
0x2
0x4
blue blue0Tube Coral Fan
pink1Brain Coral Fan
purple2Bubble Coral Fan
red3Fire Coral Fan
yellow4Horn Coral Fan
coral_fan_direction0x800
1
0
1
The direction the coral is facing. East-west or north-south.

Wall:

NameMetadata Bits Default value Allowed valuesValues for
Metadata Bits
Description
coral_hang_type_bit0x1falsefalse
true
0
1
Which coral it is; depends on the ID.
For hang false means tube and true means brain.
For hang2 false means bubble and true means fire.
For hang3 false mean horn.
coral_direction0x4
0x8
00
1
2
3
0
1
2
3
The direction the top of the fan is facing.
  • 0: west
  • 1: east
  • 2: north
  • 3: south
dead_bit0x2falsefalse
true
0
1
Whether or not this coral is dead.

History[]

For a more in-depth breakdown of changes to textures and models, including a set of renders for each state combination, see /Asset history

Java Edition Classic
May 21, 2009Notch expresses interest in a suggestion regarding corals by user "solarblade".
Java Edition Alpha
June 28, 2010Notch 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."
Java Edition
October 5, 2012Coral were jokingly teased in the fake snapshot 12marc40awesome, along with fish as mobs and "fish blocks".
1.1318w11aTube Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png Brain Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png Bubble Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png Fire Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png Horn Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png Added coral fans.
Coral fans currently do not generate naturally.
18w14bTube Coral Wall Fan (S) JE2.png Brain Coral Wall Fan (S) JE2.png Bubble Coral Wall Fan (S) JE2.png Horn Coral Wall Fan (S) JE2.png The textures of all coral fans, except fire coral fans, have been changed.
Blue, pink, purple, red, and yellow coral fans have been renamed to tube, brain, bubble, fire, and horn coral fans, respectively.
18w16aCoral fans now generate naturally in coral reefs.
pre65 new sound events that apply to coral fans have been added: block.wet_grass.break, block.wet_grass.fall, block.wet_grass.hit, block.wet_grass.place, and block.wet_grass.step.
pre8Dead Tube Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png Dead Brain Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png Dead Bubble Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png Dead Fire Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png Dead Horn Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png Added dead coral fans.
Tube Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Brain Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Bubble Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Fire Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Horn Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png
Dead Tube Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Dead Brain Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Dead Bubble Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Dead Fire Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Dead Horn Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Coral fans can now be placed on the tops of blocks.
pre10Coral fans and their dead variants now drop themselves when mined with Silk Touch.
1.13.118w32aBone meal used in the water of warm ocean biomes now has a chance of growing coral fans, making them renewable.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Tube Coral Wall Fan (S) BE1.png Brain Coral Wall Fan (S) BE1.png Bubble Coral Wall Fan (S) BE1.png Fire Coral Wall Fan (S) BE1.png Horn Coral Wall Fan (S) BE1.png Added coral fans.
Dead Tube Coral Wall Fan (S) BE1.png Dead Brain Coral Wall Fan (S) BE1.png Dead Bubble Coral Wall Fan (S) BE1.png Dead Fire Coral Wall Fan (S) BE1.png Dead Horn Coral Wall Fan (S) BE1.png Added dead coral fans.
Tube Coral Fan BE1.png Brain Coral Fan BE1.png Bubble Coral Fan BE1.png Fire Coral Fan BE1.png Horn Coral Fan BE1.png
Dead Tube Coral Fan BE1.png Dead Brain Coral Fan BE1.png Dead Bubble Coral Fan BE1.png Dead Fire Coral Fan BE1.png Dead Horn Coral Fan BE1.png Coral fans can be placed on the ground.
beta 1.2.20.1Tube Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.png Brain Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.png Bubble Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.png Fire Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.png Horn Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.png The textures of coral fans have been changed.
Dead Tube Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.png Dead Brain Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.png Dead Bubble Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.png Dead Fire Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.png Dead Horn Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.png The textures of dead coral fans have been changed.
Tube Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Brain Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Bubble Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Fire Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Horn Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png
Dead Tube Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Dead Brain Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Dead Bubble Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Dead Fire Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Dead Horn Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png The top textures of coral fans have been changed.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51Coral fans and their dead variants now drop themselves when mined with Silk Touch.
1.16.210beta 1.16.210.51Bone meal used in water now has a chance of growing coral fans.
Legacy Console Edition
TU69 1.76 Patch 38Tube Coral Wall Fan (S) JE2.png Brain Coral Wall Fan (S) JE2.png Bubble Coral Wall Fan (S) JE2.png Fire Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png Horn Coral Wall Fan (S) JE2.png
Dead Tube Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png Dead Brain Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png Dead Bubble Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png Dead Fire Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png Dead Horn Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png
Tube Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Brain Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Bubble Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Fire Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Horn Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png
Dead Tube Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Dead Brain Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Dead Bubble Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Dead Fire Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Dead Horn Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png[verify]
Added coral fans and dead coral fans
Education Edition
1.4.0Tube Coral Wall Fan (S) BE2.png Brain Coral Wall Fan (S) JE2.png Bubble Coral Wall Fan (S) JE2.png Fire Coral Wall Fan (S) JE1.png Horn Coral Wall Fan (S) JE2.png
Dead Tube Coral Wall Fan (S) BE1.png Dead Brain Coral Wall Fan (S) BE1.png Dead Bubble Coral Wall Fan (S) BE1.png Dead Fire Coral Wall Fan (S) BE1.png Dead Horn Coral Wall Fan (S) BE1.png
Tube Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Brain Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Bubble Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Fire Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Horn Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png
Dead Tube Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Dead Brain Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Dead Bubble Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Dead Fire Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png Dead Horn Coral Fan JE1 BE2.png
Added coral fans and dead coral fans.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Coral Fan" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Gallery[]

References[]

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