Recently I purchsed some new fish ( 4 pair - Borlyei, Strawberry Peacocks, Red Empresses and Kwinge) All were in the same size range and all came from the same store, different tanks of course. I got these less than 2 weeks ago - all the fish are doing fine except the Kiwinges that died on day apart - about 4 days ago they started swimming very close to the top of the water and their breathing was rapid compared to the other fish. From the time I put them in the tank they did not get bullied or messed with at all. The water is fine - amonia 0, ph 8.2, nitrates and nitrites 0, temp 80. I know the temp is a little high but I have always kept my cichlids at this temp. I called the store where I purhased them and they told me their Kiwinge tank was doing just fine and they had no issues. All the fish I purchsed were at least 4 to 5 inches in size - the male Kiwinge was about one ince longer than the female - prob 5 and 4 inches repsectively.
The folks at my lfs suggested a water change but that does not make sense to me since all my fish are doing fine and the levels are good - any insight would be appreciated.
Lost Two Kiwinge's Eveyone Else is Fine
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