Penguin 350 filtration, Zoo Med 24 in. T5-HO, Sea Clone protein skimmer.
It should be a fun hobby, not a stressful one.
Zoanthids, Xenias, Blastos, Green Button Polyps, mushroom
When in doubt, whip it out!
Fairly new to the hobby (1.5 yrs). Got bored of freshwater really quick and jumped into the nano saltwater reef setup. It's not as hard as everyone makes it out to be.
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.