NANFA-- Aquatic Earthworms (Again)
Thu, 25 May 2000 20:56:43 EDT

I have seen aquatic earthworms in the ditches by my house recently, and
wanted to try keeping them in an aquarium with some baby goodeids I have.I
figure that since the the substrate of the aquarium is sand and the fish kept
in it are too small to harm the worms, I think that it could work. There are
a couple of things I want to know about before I attempt to keep them,
though. One thing that I am worried about is any parasitic diseases that they
may spread to the fishes, such as trematodes or flukes.What would be a good
treatment for parasites that would not harm the worms? Also, I don't know if
this will be necessary, but I'm wondering if there should be some sort of
supplemental food given to the worms. I shouldn't think that they would need
any, but I would like to be sure.Also, how approximately long can they be
expected to live?

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