Acrylic, 20 gallon w/ 2 florescent bulbs in hood - GrowLight and PowerGlo. HOB BioSystem filter (rated up to 35 gallons), Stealth heater.
2 bolivian rams, 1 geophagus jurupari, 11 rummy nose tetras, 1 synodontis petricola (dwarf) catfish, 3 corydoras blochi catfish
Cryptocoryne lutea, red flame sword, ruffle sword, crinum, red nesaea, wisteria, christmas moss, notocyphus lutescens moss
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.