4 Cyprichromis Leptosoma Kitumba were sent via mail to me when it was unusually hot. To really add problems..the mailman delivered it to the wrong place. And on top of that, the place that sent them did not pack them well. When I finally got them (the next day after the day they were to arrive) I was shocked when I opened the box and saw that they were pretty large (one was 5 inches long) and they were in a small amount of water, looking like sardines in a can. This was about 2 months ago when I was populating my tanks.
Two of them looked sort of OK but the largest one stayed on the bottom of the tank for over a month , barely moving, and miraculously has been coming around after losing a couple of inches and now eating. Two of them died and besides the large one who lost weight but doing well...the other one that lived is sunken in in his belly because he is not eating. Also he doesn't swim right and sort of floats around with the current. He can move his fins but he appears to have trouble going where he wants to go. He is still alive but it is like I am watching him slowly waste to nothing. Is there anything I can do for him? BTW this place I ordered from, I will never use them again after one experience with them. They also look nothing like blue or yellow..not sure what they really sent me and charged a high price but that no longer matters.
If you have any suggestions about why he is acting this way and what I can do...I am all ears. I would like to send a video of him "swimming" but I can't seem to upload videos. Here is his pic.