Space Invader Coloration

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I have a Space Invader that I got locally about 2 years ago from a reputable source. It has grown from a little 2-3 eye frag to this 35+ eye monster.

My problem is that over time the eye coloration has changed and is no where near what it once was.

Any ideas?
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Can you please post your lighting and parameters?
Ocean Revives, Blue @ 75% and whites 10%. Bottom of a 40g breeder.
Temp 78, salnity 1.027, calcium 420, alk 10, mag 1300, nitrate 5, phosphate 0.1. Autotopoff with 0tds RODI, 10G water change bimonthly with RedSea Coral Pro. pH daily swing is 7.8 - 8.

I do not dose any aminos or other coral boosters. Parameters are maintained by doser and I am now at the point that I test monthly and make slight adjustments as needed.
 

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Ocean Revives, Blue @ 75% and whites 10%. Bottom of a 40g breeder.
Temp 78, salnity 1.027, calcium 420, alk 10, mag 1300, nitrate 5, phosphate 0.1. Autotopoff with 0tds RODI, 10G water change bimonthly with RedSea Coral Pro. pH daily swing is 7.8 - 8.

I do not dose any aminos or other coral boosters. Parameters are maintained by doser and I am now at the point that I test monthly and make slight adjustments as needed.
Those are nice lights :) Do you ICP test for trace elements?
 
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Those are nice lights :) Do you ICP test for trace elements?
I do not, but I have friends running Triton that I could probably get to test for me. It looks healthy, is growing and my only concern is the coloration.

Thought out to the population...my clowns host and lay eggs very close to it. I wonder if they are irritating it.
 
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I do not, but I have friends running Triton that I could probably get to test for me. It looks healthy, is growing and my only concern is the coloration.

Thought out to the population...my clowns host and lay eggs very close to it. I wonder if they are irritating it.
I am not an expert in the subject but @Lou Ekus has a very interesting interview regarding coloration here:

It seems a lot of it is trace elements and amino acids and strong lighting.
 

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