Hit the nail on the head here. I think your chemistry changed to rapidly for them. I have had a few melt on me, some worse than others and this is typically right when i get them and it has always been buces i've ordered from CA that melt the most. As long as you have a healthy root left they will bounce back. Do you happen to know what PH, KH, GH was before and after in the tank?I've been reading alot about buces the last few weeks and the amazonia may have changed your water chemistry, aside from ammonia. From what I read, a drastic change in water elements can cause the melting and med/large water changes may help to stop it. They are prone to melting like crypts from changes in the water.
No experience with it, just from quite a few posts/blogs I read about buces noted that in it.