Brackish fish tank, Filter: Fluval FX, Strip light, Emperor 110
Take it right to brackish water.
Malawi Chichlids, Mono Sebea, Mono Agentis, Spotted Cynodonis, Frontosa, 3 Green puffers, Plecos, Cynotilapia afra, Melanochromis auratus (last 2 are spawning), Lodotropheus Sprengerae
PLASTIC PLANTS, Brain coral, Barnacles, Lots of coral
puffers & frontosas are #1
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.