50 gallon AGA tropical community aquarium with versa glass tops and a strip light. Marineland Emperor 280 filter and a 200W Visi-therm heater.
When I've got more than a few months experience, I'll give you some advice. Until then, don't beat your wife.
About 12 fake plants
Crikey! Isn't she a beautiful sheila?
I once had 2 Oscars who tried to eat each other and I found 1 in the mouth of the other but they were both dead and floating upside down.
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.