What could be wrong with my frog spawn?

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    I have this great frogspawn, well two large heads, the only problem is that they do not look as good as they did when I first got them from @rakabos.

    My parameters are all great, I was sitting at a very low NO3 and PO4 level, but have decided to increase my levels slightly (because of the frogspawn) to 2 ppm NO3 and 0.08ppm PO4. Alkalinity was sitting at 9.4, but dropped to 8.4, Ca is at 450 and Mg is at 1470. pH is at 8.2. I have 240 watts of LEDs (bridelux), so doubt it's the lighting. Attached are some pics, what do you guys think. Those that have seen my setup know that it looks good.

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    Hi Carlos this might be something or not but I noticed on the little frag you gave me there are these tiny little pink/fleshy things.
    They look almost like teeny tiny butterfly when they sit against the glass.
    They seem to stay on the frogspawn only.
     
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    It would need a macro lense to get a photo, they are about 2mm or so big. Almost the same color as the frogspawn tips, so it is very easy to miss them.

    Will see what I can do but don't hold your breath.
     
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    How long did you take to drop alk?
     
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    salifert exit needed?
     
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    I have let it drop naturally @dallasg, taken about two weeks, but they have been looking like this longer. @G DP, the frog spawn I gave you was not from my same colony, I have looked at mine and can't seem to find any flatworm. Will keep an eye out though. Another bud @Chris Franky says that looked a bit pastel in colour, I think they maybe bleaching from low nutrients.
     
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    there is nothing wrong with your kh. according to redsea and other lit you can run up to 12 kh and with the level of mg and calcium it should be higher to keep the balance between the three alright otherwise you will have ph probs and that would cause the frogspawn to sulk
     
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    if you up kh to help rectify ph frogspawn should stop sulking i would push it to 9.5 and keep it there.
     
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    Yup I run at 10 and all looks good,
    Which test kit is that
     
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    Will up it again, but it sulked when I kept it at 9.8, but going to try again! Thanks guys!
     
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    Yeah, what test kit? Also just checked my Red Sea dosing guide and they state that low nutrient sps and softies must be run at 7, lps at 8.1 and sps frags at 12. Have also seen those graphs somewhere. My system is softie dominant so I thought that running in the eight range will be better. Like I said, they also looked this way when I ran the system at about 9.8.
     
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    I have had my KH at 12 and my LPS (Froggies and torches) have been out and about. I would go and inspect signs of flatworm
     
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    A wrasse may help with flatworms...
     
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