Crinoid Squat Lobster, Allogalathea elegans
Introduced on the 19th September 2018. I tried keeping one of these adorable little crustaceans back in 2016, when the tank was relatively new. Sadly after just 20 days it vanished and I vowed not try another... then I came across another for sale. I reasoned that now that the tank is mature the itty bitty crustacean would stand a better chance at survival so home he came with me. As I type this, it's been 26 days since introduction and I'm happy to say that he's taken up permanent residence amongst the branches of Seriatopora, hiding underneath the relative safely Utter Chaos zoanthids during the day. He blends in rather well with the orange of the polyps. He's been named Jaffa and readily accepts all sorts of food from the pipette I am more hopeful he will do better than Stripes did.