55 gallon tank
Filter:350 penguin, 330 penguin, 2 1200 Maxi-Jet powerheads, internal 20i
Tank water is turned over about 26 times an hour.
remember to have lots of caves
55 gallon mixed tank:
burundi frontosa, tropheops "red cheek", labidochromis "Hongi", black calvus, yellow-tail acei, psuedptropheus socolofi, clown loaches, lace cat, etc.
20 gallon fry tank w/divider:
22 Labidochromis "Hongi" fry, 20+ Tropheops "Red Cheek"
29 gallon tropical
lace rock, holey rock, reef bone, slate
When you see signs of stress in your fish, you can then take steps to identify the source of that stress and then to resolve it before it becomes a major issue.
If you're looking for a unique way to stock your new tank, give freshwater shrimp a try.
If your fish is suffering, you may want to consider euthanasia as an option to humanely end his pain.