...but it was so pitiful, and all the cups had mildew and black algae-slime-yuck on the sides, and, and...
sigh. Fine. I'm weak. Sue me.
this is the cup...it looked worse in person. That's chunks of algae at the bottom and yuck growing on the side. He was swimming backwards and upside down.
This is him recovering in a half-gallon vase until I can get another setup for him. He's pretty erratic right now but better, so fingers crossed that the damage isn't permanent. He's pretty young- what a looker!