29 gal aqua tech. first tank for me, but am having soooo much fun with this one I am sure there will be more.
plan your tank first, you wouldn't decorate your house in one day, dont do it to your tank either. Have an idea what type of layout your want before you start buying decor.
1 kribensis / 3 electric yellow cichlids /
3 cobalt blue cichlids / 2 redwag hifin platy / 3 peppered corry cats / 2 bleeding heart tetra /
2 black phantom trtra /
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.