Candy Cane Coral Color

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Hi everyone!
My candy cane coral looks to be changing color and I’m not sure why. Some parts of the coral are a little more swollen and appear to be on the pink side. Anyone had this happen?

My parameters are:
Alk: 8.5
Calcium: 415
Mag: 1350
Nitrate: 30ish
Phosphate: 0

I know phosphate should not be 0 but I’ve had that reading for the longest time and I have never had an issue with this coral

Thanks!

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Could be a light thing. Corals can change from one tank to the next.

The are fat and fluffy so I would say they are good.
 

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Hi everyone!
My candy cane coral looks to be changing color and I’m not sure why. Some parts of the coral are a little more swollen and appear to be on the pink side. Anyone had this happen?

My parameters are:
Alk: 8.5
Calcium: 415
Mag: 1350
Nitrate: 30ish
Phosphate: 0

I know phosphate should not be 0 but I’ve had that reading for the longest time and I have never had an issue with this coral

Thanks!

IMG_2058.jpeg IMG_2059.jpeg
It varies under different spectrums and can appear green, blue or bluish green
 
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Sorry me again…

My CC coral seems to be losing flesh at the base (see image I included). Could it be too high flow? I recently changed position of the power head and might be hitting it too strongly.

I tested my parameters and all are similar to my first post except for my nitrate which I overestimated previously. It now reads 17 with my recently purchased Hanna checker
 

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