36 gallon bow front; Filtration: Fluval 306; Lighting: Finnex Planted + 24/7; Substrate: Fluval Stratum; Community fish and Red Cherry Shrimp
Research, plan and join forums where you can ask questions. Have lots of patience when starting.
Bacopa Caroliniana, Ludwigia Peruensis (red), Hydrocotyle Tripartita sp. Japan, Cryptocoryne Wendtii, S. Repens
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.