5ft 400litre freshwater tank. Planting theme is kept to a minimum due to type and size of fish kept. My other 3 foot is a mixed community planted tank with no frills
Keep things simple and research, research, research before you make a purchase
giant vallis a few crypts,plenty of java fern some sword pants and a nice little lotus lilly
Been into fish keeping 6 years ish and am what you could call a fish geek!!! Really into it in a big way, just don't have the money to fulfill my aquarium dreams!!!
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.