Aquarist keeping both Planted Freshwater and Reef Aquariums.
Member of the Brooklyn Aquarium Society
Do you homework and plan before jumping in. Buy a few books on the subject and you're on your way to success.
Fear leads to Anger, Anger Leads to Hate, Hate leads to suffering "Master Yoda"
Keeping fish since 8 yrs old. Kept many species of saltwater and freshwater fish and inverts. If we don't challenger ourselves how can we learn.
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.