What kind of tiny crab?

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This little guy came in on a piece of coral. What is he? Good or bad? In the sump for now.

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Looks sort of like red galathea crab, but colors are super muted. Is he fuzzy?

Worm sort of looks like bristle worm, but I'm not seeing any spines. Was that one fuzzy too?
 
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Looks sort of like red galathea crab, but colors are super muted. Is he fuzzy?

Worm sort of looks like bristle worm, but I'm not seeing any spines. Was that one fuzzy too?
I believe you are correct, I can see spines.

The Red Galathea crab seems to be spot on (or at least in the same family, since this one is very dull colored) with the way it looks. It did have little fuzzys and three little legs as well. The pointy claws concerned me because i read somewhere that "round claws are good, pointy claws are bad." Generally.

The worm may also be a type of bristle worm. It actually didn't happen to have any bristles. I think what appears as bristles in the picture was the mucus it was secreating sticking to the paper towel. It looks just like a small smooth earthworm. Thanks for the replies!!

Im getting the feeling that overall they are both safe!
 

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