Mr. Monsterface couldn't hang in there until I reached him today. They had replaced him in the cup they had on hold for me with a similar looking guy, but it was obviously not him. Eyes were lighter, way more blue and almost no red.
Poor guy. I'm sorry I couldn't reach you in time.
So now I have to choose another fish (or I can pansy out and irritate the shop owners).
I saw two cute little dudes with stripy dorsals. They looked like brothers. There's an active one who's very light and stressed looking, and a darker one who just sits in the bottom of his cup looking miserable with his gills sticking out.
My 'rescuer' side tells me to get the sick guy even though I'm not sure I could help him....
Blargh, they're both cute. But the point is, rest in peace, Mr. Monsterface. I wish I could have helped you. :c