Candy cane turn reddish pink

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I got a candy cane coral about 2 months ago and he was bright neon green and now has turn reddish pink I think he might be dead
 
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That don't look right. In my experience, these corals are very good at bouncing back. It looks like some kind of nuisance algae is overgrowing it. How long has it been like this? I don't want to rule out BJD but it doesn't really look like that to me.
 
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It’s been like this for a month is their anything I can do to help it
That don't look right. In my experience, these corals are very good at bouncing back. It looks like some kind of nuisance algae is overgrowing it. How long has it been like this? I don't want to rule out BJD but it doesn't really look like that to me.
its Been like this for a month I got the ai prime specifically for this coral because I thought it was lack of light. Is their anything I can do
 
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My salinity is 1.025, my alkalinity is 8, and my temp is 76. My zoas are also closed too but I have a anemone. I think my anemone might of sting both of them because my gsp is growing reall good and has just been introduced to the tank. My lighting is the ai prime 16 hd. I use David sadhus lighting schedule but I tuned downed my intensity. My tank is the fluval evo 13.5. And all of my parts in my tank are upgraded.
 
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This just didn’t turn red in one day I saw a gradual change of color through weeks I’m thinking it was my stock light
 
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Looks like they were stung and very little tissue left. Do a test and give it and zoas GENTLE burst of current from a turkey baster and see what remains.
They seem to do best in the lower half to third of the tank in an area of low-medium to medium-high flow. Too much flow may make it hard for the polyps to open. You will know your zoanthids are ‘happy’ if they open up and are fully extended without seeming to stretch so far upright.. The majority of zoanthids have symbiotic photosynthetic zooxanthellae (I dare you to try and say that three times quickly) and are therefore best kept with at least moderate aquarium lighting as mentioned for production of zooxanthele.
Zoanthids require the standard water parameters that are good for keeping just about any of your corals healthy. You’re aiming for water temperature about 78 F, salinity somewhere around 1.025 specific gravity) and normal hardness 8-11 dKH) and a pH around 8.1-8.3.
However, if your polyps were previously open and have recently closed up, this should be taken as a serious sign of a water parameters issue. The first things I would check are ph and salinity. In my experience, zoas will close up if there are swings in salinity.
 
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Ok thanks yeah I tested everything and everything is what it was a month ago when they were healthy I think it was the anemone.
 
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