Black Substrate, plastic plants, reef rock, black backround
Don't skimp on anything, and you will be rewarded
11 Mixed Malawi African cichlids, including Labidochromis caeruleus,Melanochromis,Melanochromis auratus,Metriaclima estherae, Albino Red Top
I got into this Hobby because of one of my best friends, and as we always say " It's better to sink a couple hundred dollars into fish tanks than a couple grand into a hobby like Cars."
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.