29 gallon start up tank, top fin 30 filter, black gravel substrate, artificial plants, breeder box.
If your just starting up have patience. It's fun and challenging. Take it easy and don't overstocked. Fix any problems (water, filtration, levels) before you get more/new fish.
Fairly new to the hobby. I read a lot of post and forums looking for advice and ideas. My dream tank would be HUGE. But I'll settle for a discus or cichlid tank.
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.