Hediste diversicolor is an intertidal, shallow water species, quite small.
We did keep the related Neanthes virens, a much larger species, in a salt water
aquarium and they did very well, taking food readily but seldom leaving the
substrate. Two of them lived long enough to spawn unfertilized eggs and then
wasted away as 'ghosts.'
Other nereid species have been kept and bred in captivity,
Canadian Museum of Nature (retired)
In a message dated 12/01/2007 3:36:12 PM Eastern Standard Time,
fallguy911 At verizon.net writes:
I just had a quick question regarding rag worms or nereis diversicolor. I was
wondering if it was possible to raise them or also if it was possible to keep
them in a salt water tank for an extended period of time. I would greatly
appreciate a response.
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