55 gallon planted aquarium that's been setup for over a year now
start small and dont plant something you dont know about.
10 cryptocoryne wenditti
3 slender leafed amazon sword
1 Dwarf lotus
2 crinum calamistratum
4 rotala indica
5 ludwigia palustris
my dad got me into the hobby when i was about 9 years old. i started off with a 10 gallon which i don't have anymore. i upgraded the 10 gallon to a 55 gallon aquarium..
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.