Purple Deaths Protopaly Zoanthids

Purple Deaths Protopaly Zoanthids

One of the original named zoanthids in the hobby! This morph used to be extremely sought after by many hobbyist for its beautiful purple coloration and soft blue-grey skirts. Although not as sought after as it used to be, it's become a rarity in the hobby due to its moderate to slow growth. When kept next to Nuclear Green Deaths, the colors have been known to fuse!


Be sure to take care around this morph, as it belongs to the family of Protopalys. Protopaly zoanthids contain more zoatoxin than other species. 


Stock frags are made to order. Healing time is about 1-2 weeks.

  • Originator

    Creetin - 2005

  • Care Level

    Great beginner coral! Does not consume elements such as alkalinity, calcium, and magnesium readily. A great choice if you're looking to keep a low maintenance reef or are just getting into the hobby and haven't built a strong understanding of the hobby yet.

  • Growth Rate

    A moderate grower. Increased growth with feeding such as Benepets.

  • Lighting Placement

    Prefers to be kept in lower to medium light. 

    Currently kept under Kessil A360X units. Mounting height 24" above water line. 12:00PM - 10:00PM at 100% blue intensity.

  • Flow Strength

    We recommend starting smaller zoanthid frags in lower flow until it reaches a small colony size. Once established, increase the flow level to avoid any detritus building up in between the mat. If detritus builds up inside the matting of the zoanthid, it can cause bacterial issues.

    Currently kept with Maxspect Gyre 350s Pumps.

  • Supplements

    Brightwell's Amino Acids, Lugols, Replenish, Restor, Potassion, KoralColor.

    Benepets Coral Food.