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Item:3239483739384 OZ LIVE VINEGAR EEL CULTURE Turbatrix Aceti Starter Fry Food Guppy Betta B2G1. Non-parasitic, small Aquatic Nematodes (Turbatrix Aceti)used as a food. betta, guppy, killifish, gourami, tetra, barb, danios, platy, corydora. 4 OZ LIVE VINEGAR EEL CULTURE. Live Vinegar Eels are a great starter food for small fry's. BUY 2 GET 1 FREE * LIMITED TIME * SPECIAL OFFER Simply add 2 in your cart at checkout and we will send a free one with your order 4 OZ LIVE VINEGAR EEL CULTURE Live Vinegar Eels are a great starter food for small fry's healthy diet. Excellent food for newborn fry such as betta, guppy, killifish, gourami, tetra, barb, danios, platy, corydora... “ Vinegar Eel ” is the common name for this group of microscopic, non-parasitic, small Aquatic Nematodes (Turbatrix Aceti) used as a food for small fish fry. This means that the Vinegar Eels can live in a water environment like an Aquarium for some time. Most smaller adult fish will also eat the Vinegar Eels , picking at them throughout the day. Unlike baby brine shrimp, vinegar Eels will last much longer in your tank until your fry or adult fish eat them. Vinegar eels can live in an aquarium for days on end and they swim throughout the water column. This means less chance of these live food fouling the water. To reproduce they need to live in apple cider vinegar. The female Vinegar Eel gives birth up to 45 young every 8-10 days, and live for an average of 10 months. The adults reach a size of a bout 1/16 inch or 1 - 2 mm in length, young are much smaller. Vinegar Eels need air exchange to survive and they live and eat off of fermenting apple in the vinegar culture. Their tiny size makes them appropriate for small fry that are not able to eat larger food. The Vinegar Eel will go through six stages of development: egg, four larval stages, and adult. This cycle will occur completely in the vinegar medium; it takes five weeks to reach the adult stage. The total life span is about 10 months. A healthy culture can reproduce at 20X it's population in just 8 days. Vinegar Eels are not harmful to humans. CULTURING INFORMATION Culturing Vinegar Eels is very easy! Vinegar Eels do well at temperatures from 60-90 degrees. Room temperatures of 68-85 degrees are ideal for optimum reproduction rates. MATERIAL NEEDED TO START A VINEGAR EEL CULTURE: 1. A Clean, Soap & Chemical free, clear, long neck bottle. (Wine bottles are a good choice, any clear bottle with a neck) 2. Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar (With the 'Mother' is best, We use Braggs) 3. 1 Apple, washed well 4. Coffee Filter or Paper Towel & Rubber Band 5. Vinegar Eel Starter Culture DIRECTIONS Fill a long neck bottle 3/4 of the way to the top with a 50/50 solution of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and spring or bottled water. Add a few pieces of sliced apple and pour in your vinegar eel culture. Top off the bottle to just at the bottom of the neck. The neck of the bottle should have air in it. Cover the top loosely with a coffee filter or paper towel securing it with a rubber band. This will allow air exchange for the vinegar Eels . Set in an out of the way place at room temperature. A new culture will take anywhere from 7-14 days for harvesting and can take up to a month, depending temperature, size of the starter culture or size of the container. You will know when your Vinegar Eel culture is doing well, you will see them gathered around the top edge of the Vinegar mixture in the bottle. They are very tiny and hard to see. I use a 10X Magnifying glass used for jewelry. COLLECTING THE VINEGAR EELS MATERIALS NEEDED Cotton Ball Fishing Line or Strong String Fresh Water Eye Dropper or Pipette There may be some slight evaporation of the solution, so you might need to add water to the mix once in a while. If your culture was not originally at the bottom of the neck, pour a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water into the bottle until it reaches the bottom of the neck. Don't fill the neck, you want to have it just at the bottom of the neck. Place a cotton ball with Fishing line or strong string attached down into the lower 1/3 into the neck of the bottle. This will make getting the cotton out of the bottle much easier. The bottom of the cotton should just touch the culture. Leave space between the cotton and the top of the bottle. Gently fill the neck of the bottle with water. The water will stay on the top, the vinegar will stay below the cotton. Vinegar Eels need air. Leave the bottle set for a couple hours. They will crawl through the cotton, into the fresh water and in the top of the bottle neck to get oxygen. Using an eye dropper or Pipette, siphon the fresh water, full of vinegar eels out of the top portion of the neck of the bottle. FEED THE FISH! To collect more Vinegar Eels, simply add more fresh water to the bottle neck. Or: Remove the cotton and siphon just enough liquid out to return the level to the bottom of the neck. A culture can produce Vinegar Eels well for 6 Months & up to a year or longer. Every few months or 6... add a few slices of apple. Make sure to keep the culture topped of with water once in a while. When doing this, adding vinegar is not necessary, only the water will evaporate. Start a second culture or more using the method above. It is good to have several cultures going at the same time just in case something happens to one. Using the method above, you can produce a continuous supply of Vinegar Eels SHIPPING PLEASE MAKE SURE THE SHIPPING ADDRESS REGISTERED WITH EBAY IS CORRECT. Orders are shipped USPS First Class Mail TRACKING WILL BE PROVIDED Please watch for your package and be available to receive it. Please don't allow your LIVE delivery to sit in a mail box or outside. 100% ALIVE & HEALTHY ARRIVAL GUARANTEE In the unlikely event that there is a problem with your order, we will refund the cost of that portion of the order OR replace them . NOTE: COLORS IN PHOTOS MAY VARY SLIGHTLY DUE TO CAMERA, LIGHTING OR MONITOR See more in my other items GREAT GIFT IDEA! TRACKING INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED. ALL CULTURES ARE PACKED WELL. PLEASE LOOK AT THE PHOTO AND LISTING DESCRIPTION BEFORE BUYING. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME THROUGH EBAY E-MAIL THANK YOU FOR LOOKING!
Type:Live Starter Culture
Water Type:All Water Types
Amount:4 oz (Vinegar Eels in Starter "Mother" Culture)