It is a fresh water tank, and it is 30 gallons. We have seven plastic plants and about 5 different arachnis plants. I also have 2 banana plants. All of my real plants are growing and sprouting new parts. As for my fish I have 5 fancy fin tetras, 5 red fin tetras, 2 neon tetras, 2 dwarf guarmies, 2 ghost shrimp, and 5 platys. But today i lost my guarmie that had the ick the worst. The fancy fin tetras are the ones that have ragged fins, and they havent gotten any signs of ick yet. However, i lost 5 neon tetras, and all of them had ragged fins and tails, and ick. I am getting the copper based treatment today, and i will ask about the ghost shrimp when i buy it. I am a beginner and i really dont know much about this stuff. All i know is what my brother has told me. Thank you all.