I have a 29 Gallon Chilclid that i used slate rock from my back to make unique tank designs
never give up after the first time even if it seems that all hope is lost
6 cichlids, 4 African clawed frogs, pair of swordtails 4 tetras, 2 cory cats 2 tigar barbs 1pleco, 2 red ear sliders and im sure i missed some in my tropical tank!
I have hornwort inside 3 of my tanks
I Started off with a 10 gallon tank about 5 years ago and i kept upgrading and now i have 4 fish tanks total(10,20,29 and 45)
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.