Any idea what this starburst looking thing is?

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    Hi all, in the three photos below there is a starburst shaped thing in the middle of the photo on my rock. Sorry about the photo quality, had to take the pic at an angle, and the glass reflected. Should I worry? Doesn't seem to be a featherduster, and though I have some zoas nearby, I have only had them a couple of weeks so I don't think it is zoa. It hasn't moved at all yet, so not sure. Any feedback appreciated.

    Thanks! starburst (1).jpg starburst (2).jpg starburst (3).jpg
     
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    Closest thing I seem to find is a "Chiton", which would seem to be ok, but not sure...
     
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    Looks like an anemone of some type. I can't tell on my phone
     
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    The photo makes it look bigger than it is, it is smaller than a dime, if that helps.
     
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    I still think it's a anemone I just can't see it clearly enough to tell if it's a unfriendly one or not. Most hitchhiking anemones are pests, most but not all
     
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    Well I just flashed some light on it in the darkened tank, and it pulled itself in like a worm, which surprised me as it didn't look like something that could retract.
     
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    Rock nem.
     
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    The pic looks kind of blurry but it could well be just the feathers of a tube worm.
     
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