Read up on fish species before adding to your tank. Make sure they are compatable. And study the fish at the LFS. If they don't look healthy dont buy them!
Blue Acara breeding pair
Firemouth Meeki Breeding Pair. And now a bunch of babies.
Julli (trilineatus) Cories
Fish keeping is damn addictive!
Young business major trying to find my dream job. Got into the hobby about 3 years ago in college with a little 5 gallon. I now have a 75 gallon and a 20 gallon long. And I love cichlids!
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.